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I CAN have it, but I DON'T WANT IT paradigm shift

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014




emoticon I can have it, but I DON'T WANT IT, is a major PARADIGM shift that has been happening to me. The tug-a-war isn't happening as often lately. The changes I have made in my diet over time are making it easier to SAY NO and to ignore temptations. emoticon The cravings for Cheese has been a hard one to break and some sweets too. Eating cheese releases a morphine-like or opium-like substance in our brains, making it hard to break the habit. Lately when opportunity hits me, I don't feel like cheating. The results show. Yes, I can have it, but I don't want it. emoticon The good side is winning.







emoticon Much of it has been from eating a plant based diet. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, good things. Creating healthy substitutions works. It's not hard to make things that taste better than what you were craving that hits the spot. It has released many cravings over time. Now even if I am tempted and I take a bit, I don't want junk anymore. It tastes different. It does not satisfy. Hubby purchased my favorites, Ding Dongs and Oreos. emoticon Yum, well not so anymore. emoticon Now they don't float my boat anymore. Cheese was the hardest thing to break away from. But since I have been making the home made Almond Hazelnut Kefir I am not even tempted. When I have broken off a piece of cheese, it no longer has the same hold on me. emoticon I feel like the cravings have decreased their hold on me.








emoticon I think there is something good to the homemade NUT kefir. First of all I believe it is why I am breaking the cheese addiction. emoticon Many days I would have a slice of cheese. Even though it's just a slice of cheese my body craved it. It's not a lot, but it creates inflammation in the body - something I don't need. It's a food I have tried to stop eating of for a long time. The Nut Kefir erased my desire to eat cheese. It doesn't taste as good anymore. Now since I have started drinking the Nut kefir I am seeing ++POSITIVE++ results in my weight. Off and on I have consumed the nut kefir. Not consistently, but here and there. One thing I have noticed on the days I consume it the scale almost always goes down anywhere from 2/10 of a pound to a pound. emoticon Then my weight stabilizes in-between those times I don't have it. So far I am down about 5 pounds from adding the NUT kefir to my diet. It satisfies me when I make it into smoothies or consumed as is. I enjoy the slight uplifting, head clearing feeling it gives to me. I think the Nut kefir is what is helping me to break free from cheese cravings. Who knew the power of this drink? My digestion is improving. I didn't expect to loose weight drinking the kefir, since it is made from nuts. The results are surprising. When I looked up probiotics online they said specific probiotics can help you to loose weight. Homemade nut kefir has way more probiotics in it than taking a pill, so perhaps that is the reason. Fermenting it increases wildly the amount of probiotics you add to it. Hummm. emoticon The results from drinking the nut kefir is better than taking probiotics.







emoticon This morning I went outside and picked some fresh BLUEBERRIES straight from the bush. OH YUM !!! They were warmed up by the hot sunshine. The berries burst in my mouth as I bit down into them. They almost tasted like they had been seasoned with a dash of cinnamon. It's like eating blueberry pie one berry at a time, fresh from the bush. The flavor is so much more intense than store purchased. I have GRATITUDE for the small pleasures in life, the happiness they bring to me.







emoticon As I ate a-la-fresco, I noticed hundreds of yellow finches surrounding me. emoticon They are attracted to the purple flowers I grow every year. They love the Deep majestic purple butterfly bush and a tall Verbena/Purpletop vervain /Verbena bonariensis, that waves in the wind. Every summer they spend their days sitting on the flowers blowing in the wind, teasing the cat, and singing. It's like having a symphony play while ate. Live music. emoticon






emoticon Reaching deep inside me, I realize that I tend to have lots of GRATITUDE for the small things in life. When I focus on having gratitude, the day is brighter. The world seems happier, magical, beautiful. emoticon Foods have more flavor, music is more enjoyable. Flowers have a beautiful magical sparkle that only shows if you get close to them. Kind of like fairy dust sparkling and glistening. GRATITUDE can change your outlook in life. So many people I have met, been friends with don't have gratitude in their life. When they look at things they don't see the sparkle of life that I see or the beauty. When I have talked with them they say it is because they don't take time to appreciate the beauty. They have become blind to it. I have come to realize that how they view the world is like having blinders on. When they open their eyes and look with heart felt gratitude their world starts to fill with BEAUTY and PEACE. Perhaps it is just me and I am alone in thinking this way? All I know is having gratitude make life a JOY for me.

Does gratitude affect you in the same way? Please share.
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MRSRIGS1 7/2/2014 4:20PM

    I am grateful for many of life's blessings I have been blessed with. I do not take any thing for granted. Thank you for sharing this blog.

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EVRLNGFOO 6/20/2014 1:59PM

    i started using "don't" a few months ago. it really does help!

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2BDYNAMIC 6/20/2014 10:02AM

    LOVE THIS and so happy you got another Popular blog featured ......... emoticon ........... I also love the idea abt keeping a journal of things we are grateful for ................ (I think I will start too) ............. emoticon Hooray for you!!

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AMBER461 6/15/2014 7:52PM

  Thank you for your wonderful blog, it is an inspiration to me.

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CONSCIENTIOUSSS 6/15/2014 7:07AM

    Beautiful post

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NASFKAB 6/13/2014 11:07AM

  awesome thanks

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CICELY360 6/12/2014 12:55AM

  good blog.

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GENRE009 6/12/2014 12:14AM

    I think that gratitude makes me want to savior all the little things that make my life come alive! Like the green grass, seeing flowers growing, playing in the back yard with my pets, walking in the park and seeing people picnicing, ect...eva

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ROCKYCPA 6/11/2014 11:29PM

    Great blog - thank you!

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JSEATTLE 6/11/2014 9:43PM

  Thank you, nut kefir sounds delish!

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DIANNEMT 6/11/2014 5:06PM

    Wonderful!!

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MAYBER 6/11/2014 3:30PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts very inspirational
One day at a time love prayers peace God Bless
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PGHP31CK 6/11/2014 1:29PM

    You aren't alone. Being thankful and practicing gratitude brings color and song to life!! Gratitude focuses my heart outward--and it is a very beautiful world!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/11/2014 1:12PM

  Your blogs are always so uplifting and informative. emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/11/2014 1:08PM

  That nut kefir soun ike a whole lof wrk take, butis satifying to make thigs from
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Your atttitude about attitude is WONDEFUL !!

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SHERYLP461 6/11/2014 12:53PM

    love this blog and the attitude!

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REALTYLADYLISA 6/11/2014 12:31PM

    Love the CHOICE...a good friend said to me about weight loss: You've got to want it more than you want the cupcake...

So, I CAN have it, but I want a HEALTHY ME more!


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NONNAOF2 6/11/2014 12:24PM

  My Nutritionist took me off of all dairy products a couple of months ago and cheese was something I missed at first! After a couple of days, the craving was gone and I don't miss the taste in my foods anymore! :-)

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SJKENT1 6/11/2014 11:34AM

    Thank you!!

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LCRUMLEY81 6/11/2014 10:48AM

  Lots of great ideas in this blog

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JERICHO1991 6/11/2014 10:47AM

    Thank you for the beautiful blog! It was a blessing to read. You wrote what is inside me today.

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CAROSLIMMER2 6/11/2014 10:44AM

  Thank you for this. I love the title of your blog. If i say i can't have something, i am waiting for someone to persuade me otherwise. Much better to say I don't want it instead!

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MILPAM3 6/11/2014 9:45AM

  Superlative positives...fantastic to read!

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/11/2014 9:07AM

    I believe gratitude comes from a sense of perspective about what really matters. Each time I stop to recognize how lucky I am to have good health, committed relationships with my DH, family and friends, passionate commitment to my work and hobbies, I feel gratitude fill my senses and my heart.

Thank you for the reminder of what is truly important--taking each moment to savor every blueberry, one by one.


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REDSPIRALWOMAN 6/11/2014 8:57AM

    Thanks for sharing your 'shift'! And I certainly know you are in gratitude for this time and this moment of awareness. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 6/11/2014 8:52AM

    Hugs

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    emoticon blog!! emoticon and emoticon

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DJSHIP46 6/11/2014 8:40AM

    A new battle cry... I can have it, I DON'T WANT IT!!! Love it, thanks.

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Yum, I can almost taste the blueberries!

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AZMOMXTWO 6/11/2014 8:01AM

  awesome

congrats

I am getting there finally and it feels great

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FERRETLOVER1 6/11/2014 7:39AM

    Those blueberries sound simply scrumptious!

I love your new mantra: I CAN have it, but I DON'T want it.

It does work - I've been trying it, too.

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PENOWOK 6/11/2014 7:32AM

    Yes, gratitude is the best attitude because it gives you altitude! My Bible study group spent 2 weeks writing down things we are grateful for-at least 10 a day. It was lovely!

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EACHMOMENT2 6/11/2014 6:28AM

  I have lived in a home as a child and a wife that is very negative. Nurturing gratitude is one of the major factors that has kept me going and not giving up. Gratitude is a huge power source.

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BESSHAILE 6/11/2014 5:55AM

    I can feel an instant transformation, just by saying outloud "I'm so grateful for ......

So I hear ya!

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SHARON7464 6/11/2014 5:45AM

    Gratitude allows for satisfaction in our daily lives...when I allow myself to sit and enjoy my senses I am aware of my gratitude

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