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12/6/10 12:40 A

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Both very wise women. Hey Steph, if you want, send me a Spark Mail and I can send you the link to my blog. You mentioned cooking. I spent a month trying to make a different meal found on Spark Recipes. This was in Feb of this year. I've really never cooked before so I was nervous, but I had fun writing the blog and still use all the GOOD recipes to this day!

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12/4/10 8:22 P

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I know I will always have some issues with food. I am one of those people who just love food. I love to cook, to learn about new things and to eat. I am with you Candy. If I stay sober that's the main thing. I have to continue to make good food choices and realize that chocolate is not that bad of a vice.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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12/4/10 11:23 A

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I agree about the 3 1/2 yrs. sobriety. That is awesome. I also totally agree that eating is not as easy to quit. I've been back and forth over the years but thankfully I've never been back to the bottle or drugs.

If I have to have a problem...sugar and/or overeating will have to be my cross to bear as long as I'm off the other I am full of praise!

Progress not perfection is right!!!

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12/4/10 6:39 A

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I counted the days alcohol free for quite awhile, and then the months, but not now. I forget that another year anniversary is coming in the new year, but that's OK. I do count the days free of binge eating, and probably will for a long, long time. Giving up candy or binge eating are harder than giving up alcohol in my opinion, because it's not so easy to see the destructive effects of these behaviours and the abrupt reversal of these effects when you quit. Good for you, by the way, on 3 1/2 years sober. Don't ever forget what an accomplishment that is.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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12/3/10 11:52 P

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Thanks, Candy!

Gosh, your name makes this thread's meaning take on something completely new jnow. hahah. I heard that about alcohol too. A few articles I've read said that but it wouldn't last "too long". Here I am 3 1/2 years later and I'm still counting the DAYS I'm sugar free, but would never do that with the bottle. Progress, not perfection!

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Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
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12/2/10 5:12 P

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I'm in awe!! I've done without sugar for as long as 2 yrs. due to pre-diabetes but am now on and off the wagon, so to speak.

I was told early on that when I stopped alcohol I would probably have sugar cravings and boy were they right.

I'm very proud of your accomplishment. I've also saved the article you mentioned to my Spark Fav's. Keep up the good work!!!

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Tara, I am so PROUD of you!! Keep up with your WONDERFUL progress without candy!! Sending lots of support and YOU CAN DO IT hugs!


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Absolutely awesome that you have managed to be candy free for that long. Great article. Personally, I have used steps one and two to remain binge free and it works.

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Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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12/2/10 11:16 A

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People have been asking how I've made it 23 days now without any candy.

Read on!
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My results came before this article, but the article speaks to how I'm doing it! Honestly I couldn't have gotten this far without applying the 12-steps to my eating. Here's to many more "24 hours" of sober eating! woop woop!

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