Welcome, Ann. I'm a new member of this forum but haven't been active up to now. I am a sugar/food addict but I plan to get in control of this addiction so I can live and not just exist. You have a wonderful incentive in your child to conquer this problem. Always keep him in your mind when you sit down to eat and ask yourself before you eat something that isn't on your food plan "is this worth dying for?"
NEVER give up what you want the most for what you want at the moment!
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Welcome to the forum! I hope that you can find the support, encouragement and inspiration here that can help you in your journey.
Regardless of your current weight or situation, most/all of us in this group are facing (or understand) your feelings of sugar "addiction..." AKA issues with uncontrolled eating with high sugar.
Many others may respond with tangible "advice" on how to address your nutrition (e.g. reduce or eliminate processed carbs and sugars), but I think a huge part of this is attitude. You're on the right track with realizing that you deserve to be healthier, and that your happiness should be a priority. It's definitely important to take care of yourself for your family too, but as a caregiver, I think its easier to put oneself last. But, by putting yourself and your health first, you'll be able to cope and deal with all of the other struggles/challenges in your life so much more effectively.
I've seen first hand that when I am eating well and taking care of myself, life is so much easier to manage. Stresses will still come, but I am just so much more capable when I am at my best. Its been so motivating to see this in my own life... this is what is helping keep me on track.
Again, welcome... dig in to SP and I know that you can find what you need!
HI there. I have found SP to be wonderful for me. I am also one of those who have lost and regained plus some many times.
It is good to know your pattern, because that it when you will be able to use the support system you put in place while you are on the first two months.
I have been in SP for nine months and have lost 40 lb. I am delighted with this now, but it seemed very slow at first. I had to find a way of eating that was right for me.
I find I am addicted to sugar and refined starch. As long as I leave them alon - not craving and no binging. This makes the whole thing so much easier. I also have found healthier alternatives so I can still enjoy what I eat.
I find posting my daily food intake a big help too.
Wishing you well and looking forward to getting to know you.
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My name is Ann and I live in South Florida. I'm a NJ transplant. I'm 38 and very overweight. I have a ten y/o boy with High Functioning Autism. I can't stand myself anymore. I have low self-esteem and turn to food (sweets in particular) to comfort me. I eat a large quanitity of sweets. I don't overeat other foods and am usually full quickly when I do eat. I always dream about losing the weight, being happier, being more healthy but instead I keep getting fatter!!! I don't "live" because i'm embarrassed to go to the beach, water park, community pool. I am in a relationship now and i'm always worried that my BF will leave me or cheat on me. I don't express my fears to him but they're always there. He tells me that i'm beautiful and that he fell in love with me the way I am. I have to get a grip of my issues. I need to feel that i'm worth it. That I deserve happiness. That I am beautiful and valuable. I need to shed this weight and be healthy and active. I need to make a good example for my son. I've tried weight watchers, atkins, etc. They all work but I can never stay on a program more than a couple months without going back to my poor eating habits. I need lots of support and encouragement as well as inspiration.
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