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Sometimes I Wrestle with my INNER DEMONS. Streak day 24.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014





emoticon Sometimes I wrestle with my inner demons, the ones that torment you. They grab hold of you like your a hostage, tempting you an endless barrage of irresistible cravings. emoticon The kind that make you feel like screaming with frustration as you work ever so hard to loose a pound or two a week. Who is going to win? emoticon








Well I am not on a DIET. emoticon I am doing the COOL MID-LIFE, going to change, cleaning up the life-style thing. emoticon It's that deep inner desire to CHANGE while you have time desire. It hits on our journey though life, that seems to hit everyone sooner or later. It's called cleaning up, adding years and increasing the quality of life.








While it hard to train your inner demons ( emoticon emoticon ) It can be done. You trick them into complying. It's sneaky, a switch-a-roo type of maneuver. It takes time, PATIENCE, and experimenting with recipes, but it can be done. Have I mentioned it takes LOADS OF PATIENCE? emoticon








emoticon I learned how to FOOL the inner demons. Yup. Now I can fool them with healthy alternatives. Their strength is weakening. With a steady feeding of a daily green drink, I now crave eating more greens. Substituting fruits for sweets is helping too. Before I hardly ate fruit, now I enjoy them. When you have a cookie monster living with you the planning must become more carefully thought out. emoticon (Spark needs to add in the cookie monster symbol.) If I make some nutritious homemade substitutes, hubby doesn't notice when I get rid of his store purchased cookies. Homemade cookies with wholesome ingredients well don't temp me. The reason is the store purchased ones are filled with MSG, artificial flavors, things that make you physiologically crave them. They awaken receptors in the brain that have an effect of consuming drugs from what I have heard. Homemade cookies are safe for me. Not packaged mixes, but from scratch. I don't crave them so I am safe.







A couple of days ago my cookie monster wanted COOKIES. I made for him raw lemon drop cookies, peanut butter cookies, Cinnamon Spice walnut apple cookies and more. All healthier than the cooked versions. A healthy cookie treat for hubby. emoticon Then he came home with chocolate chip cookies, so I had to create a healthy, high protein cookie to satisfy that craving of his. He loves it. emoticon





emoticon It is possible to have peace with our food. emoticon







How do you fight off your inner demons?
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LORIVIOLA 7/8/2014 9:27AM

    wow. that's great! thank you.
i am still figuring out how to fight inner demons…... emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/24/2014 6:25AM

  wish was like you

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MEBAZI 4/6/2014 10:13AM

    I need to copy and paste this into a Word document, print and carry. Love it. Thanks!

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4KWALK 4/1/2014 11:44AM

    I like your blogs. They sometimes make me smile, sometimes I say Aha and sometimes inspire. But always well written. Thank you for sharing in your blogs.

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JIBBIE49 4/1/2014 8:43AM

    hugs

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/1/2014 3:15AM

    Great post....Fun to read! emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 4/1/2014 1:27AM

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JUSGETTENBY42 3/31/2014 11:24PM

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CLAYARTIST 3/31/2014 8:59PM

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JERICHO1991 3/31/2014 7:31PM

    Still battling my inner demons. I try to deflect them/substitute something healthy for the unhealthy.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/31/2014 5:36PM

  WONDERFUL Blog!!!!! I only wish that I had started fighting my inner demons when I was much younger. The only way I can fight the worst of them is NOT to have them anywhere near me!!!
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NEWTINK 3/31/2014 5:33PM

    Right now not very successful but I am working on it. thank you for a great blog emoticon

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SHOAPIE 3/31/2014 5:08PM

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POLSKARENIA 3/31/2014 4:07PM

    Good for you, baking substitutes for thise shop-bought cookies. Keep it up!

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CHERYLHURT 3/31/2014 3:05PM

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JSEATTLE 3/31/2014 2:01PM

  Wow you really have some willpower!! We all have our demons, mine is that darn salty fat.

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MAWMAW101 3/31/2014 1:55PM

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I wanted pizza all weekend but passed it up, too many calories, not enough veggies, too much sodium!
Today I made myself one which was perfect! Love your ideas of just substituting real in place of processed.
Phyllis

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 3/31/2014 1:16PM

    emoticon So true !

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CELIAMINER 3/31/2014 12:12PM

    What a great blog AND what super responses. I'm hitting that book site Positivehope listed.

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LOVINGKATE 3/31/2014 11:56AM

  emoticon Blog!! LOVE the tail of the wolves. One day at a time this is all we have any way. Do for today. Thanks so much for sharing this great blog. emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 3/31/2014 10:58AM

  SO TRUE

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LINDAK25 3/31/2014 10:27AM

    You've got a handle on your inner Demons, good for you! In my house, I am the cookie monster. See cookie, eat cookie.

My daughter-in-law was telling me she was hungry all the time, so I asked her if she was eating things with maltodextrin in them. She stopped eating that stuff. She says she noticed a difference right away. I saw an ingredient list the other day that listed it this way: maltodextrine (corn). Does this mean that they can just list it as corn? I know that it can be listed as natural flavorings. Scary.

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NONNAOF2 3/31/2014 10:05AM

  All one can do is to take things one day at a time and do the best we can! :-)

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CINDYSDAY 3/31/2014 9:30AM

    Some day its one day at a time!

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DJSHIP46 3/31/2014 9:23AM

    I believe we all fight inner demons and that the wolf we feed is the one we become. Thanks for the reminder!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/31/2014 9:07AM

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DIANNEMT 3/31/2014 8:37AM

    I really do want to stop sugar--but won't start till after Easter--then need to just STOP it.

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/31/2014 8:02AM

    Thank you for the frank admission that you still battle your own demons, however lessening their hold on your life. Well done...

...and for letting us know it is possible to cook delicious treats from scratch, with no artificial ANYTHING in them.

Finally, I appreciate very much your stopping by my page to provide insight on how to handle the wheat grass. I´m taking this slowly because I do not want to burn out--I'd like a life-long change too!

Have a wonderful, plant-filled day.



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AZMOMXTWO 3/31/2014 7:53AM

  great blog thank you

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SHERYLP461 3/31/2014 7:42AM

    Love this blog, it has made me think about how I react to certain things. I too love the story about the wolf.

Sheryl

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ARTSYGIRL5 3/31/2014 7:38AM

    I buy medjool dates for my DH.He has a sweet tooth as well. Blackberries are my go to drug.

If there are sweets in my house, I'll eat them. Best if I don't buy them.

Reading inspirational books help me the most.Sugar is soooooo bad for us.You will live a much longer life if you keep your blood sugar levels within range . When they spike after a sugar binge that is what ages us the most.Even1 emoticon will do it.

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CFMOSS 3/31/2014 7:09AM

    One day at a time......or maybe one minute at a time.

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IDICEM 3/31/2014 7:02AM

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SHARON7464 3/31/2014 6:39AM

    The native American tale was great. I don't feed the sugar demon at all..I too find that if I feed it it wants more.

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PENOWOK 3/31/2014 6:27AM

    I love that you are doing so much natural cooking! I'd sure love to be doing that! My DH does the cooking and I don't get much opportunity.

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ERIN1957 3/31/2014 5:21AM

    I am finally relaxing into a lifestyle and allowing myself to grow in all the needed and right ways. Another super blog!

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SANDYCRANE 3/31/2014 4:50AM

    Reading helps me from eating.




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PHOENIX1949 3/31/2014 12:54AM

    AVOIDANCE of items the inner demons tell me I want.

Cherokee Legend great.

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SUNSET09 3/31/2014 12:43AM

  I image what "it" wants to eat and tell it, we are not digressing. Everything in moderation. however I've been told, some can't stop at one or when they are satisfied. We can retrain our taste buds and you are doing a great job of it, saving calories and increasing your life expectancy! emoticon The wolf parable is oh, so true! If it is to be, it is up to us! emoticon emoticon and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 3/31/2014 12:34AM

    I try to keep it out of the house. but when I need to have a snack, it's amazing what you will put together to satisfy yourself. If we had a cookie made with more protein, cause it had whole grain in it, and vegetables that would be kinda healthy. But sugar is sugar, and there is really no way to get around something that isn't really good for you. plus the wheat might be the muscle symptom problem people are having from sensitivities, and allergies. What about rolling real figs in powered chocolate or crusted almonds, and chia seeds?

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ARTJAC 3/31/2014 12:07AM

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/30/2014 11:52PM

    My inner demon fight stopped after I read Dr Amy Johnson's free online 23 page booklet, Fighting the Urge. She has helped me overcome that negative inner voice that says Eat it. NOW! She gave me the tools that I successfully used to stop my compulsive eating. It really works! I haven't been blindsided by compulsive eating urges since I read her booklet. I can't recommend it enough. It was THE answer for me, at least.

http://dramyjohnson.c
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LIGHTNING572 3/30/2014 11:44PM

    I don't buy the foods I crave. If I don't have them, I can't eat them. I took my grandson out for ice cream today, and made sure I only brought enough money for one. He ate his ice cream, I drank my water.
All little tricks, but they work for me!
Have a great day!

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/30/2014 10:51PM

    Another great blog. Loved the black cat who looks like my Max. The expression on his face is priceless. Love the Native American Indian sotry too. Read it many times before and have used it when I was working with alcoholics and addicts. Great philosophy. emoticon

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 3/30/2014 9:26PM

    I too, have found that my taste buds are changing. Now that I've been eating clean, I find bananas so sweet that I can hardly eat an entire one. So if I'm craving something sweet, a banana will cure that craving quickly!

And sometimes I just give in a bit. I might be craving chocolate, so I have a few chocolate chips instead of an entire chocolate bar. Sometimes that's enough to cure a craving too.

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JACKIE542 3/30/2014 8:30PM

    emoticon I try to only have good foods around me, I go to the garden and do other things if I am tempted.

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SUSIEMT 3/30/2014 8:05PM

    Good blog! Great question! I don't as a rule have many cravings unless I am not eating my normal healthy meals. Then I have to drink lots of water and get my mind busy!

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RR1_RR1 3/30/2014 7:48PM

    Reading inspirational books helps me w inner demons. When it comes to food, I just try not to think about goodies :)

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SWEETNEEY 3/30/2014 7:04PM

    My demons seem to be more active when I am at home and in the evening, so I don't have cookies, cakes in my house. If I want them I have to cook them myself. Then I try to make them on a Sunday (or weekday) so that I then put them in bags and designate them for my co-workers. I take them to work and distribute as soon as i get there or leave them in the kitchen.

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