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Break in Service

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A few wins this week:

My husband and I took a road trip for a football game and we found Cheesy Garlic Bread chips along the way!

But there were also a few fails. While at the football game, I overindulged in what can only be called a chip buffet while tailgating. Doritos, Rice Chips, Blue Corn Chips – mindless munching at it’s finest.

I also had good intentions of getting my long run in for half marathon training yesterday before the game. However, I realized when I arrived at the hotel Friday night that my running sneakers never made it into the car. I made the suggestion to my husband that we head home early today so that we could get our long run in before the weekend ended – but even as the request came out of my mouth, I knew it was probably an exercise in futility. The chances of us feeling up to a 8+ mile run after a 3+ hour car ride were minimal.

I might not be able to get a good Binge Free Wheat Free streak going, but I had a certain pride in keeping my blog streak going. I have never missed a daily post since I started this back in February… until yesterday. I can’t be too mad at myself – it was an extraordinarily busy week and I just didn’t have time to pre-post before leaving town on Friday.

So writing right now feels great – it feels like a step in the right direction in getting back to a normal routine. Won’t claim a binge free day today though – I had ice cream for lunch and then my husband’s mother sent us home with nonpareils. Little bits of chocolatey goodness that are too hard to stop popping.

Carb addiction, I will beat you one of these days. This article shares some of the latest findings in food addiction research:

wp.me/p1N36Q-fN www.baltimoresun.com/hea

It references to Wheat Belly and another book, Eat to Live. However, they suggest that cutting some foods out completely is too restrictive and dooms you to fail. But I relate to the woman in the article who found success by eliminating sugar, processed foods, and more. She says: “It’s not even that I’m exerting willpower to keep myself on the straight and narrow. Once you start eating this way, that’s what your body wants and that’s what you crave. You crave healthy foods. It’s not even an issue.”

I have definitely felt that way over the last ten days – even yesterday morning at breakfast, when I was surrounded by bagels and pastries. Didn’t even phase me. I know I will get back to that point.
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    Addiction is addiction. Our culture doesn't want to face the possibility that our food supply is highly addictive to many people, but a quick look at waistlines will tell the tale.

    Alcoholics can drink anymore.

    Carb addicts can't eat carbs anymore.

    It's a painful truth, but probably still true. :(
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