MY story: How I came to give up sugar and white flour (QUIZ included) PART 1

Friday, September 17, 2010

My friend TWO-TOO-MUCH posted the blog that I got my eating plan from. I encourage you to read all her blogs. I know I have. LOL THANK you Nancy for sharing your plan with me!
(On my PART 2 blog I will post a link to her page and the one blog I got my plan from)

It comes from the book, "Why Can't I Stop Eating?" by Debbie Danowski and Pedro Lazaro
Here is a link to Debbie’s website

I had been praying and asking God to help me give up my trigger foods… and give up my desire to want to “graze” all day… it wasn’t boredom eating or emotional eating.. it was a constant nervous type feeling of wanting more more more.. LOL
I DID recognize that when I ate certain processed foods… I wanted more food…. Like it triggered something in me to WANT to eat! I don’t know if any of you can relate to this… but it was something I had become very aware of.. and so I prayed for answer or help!
I was on community blogs one day (July 18th) just seeing what new blogs had just been done by Sparkers (I don’t do this much… coz I end up spending too much time there LOL)

My eyes fell on TWO-TOO-MUCH’s blog End of Week 3 Weigh-In - 10 lbs Gone...22 lbs Lost Together
This caught my eye so I went and read it…. I quickly read ALL her blogs she wrote and let her know I wanted to see her eating plan… she had said in a blog she would share it soon. She did so not long after and the rest is history. LOL

Of course I added her as a friend… THANK YOU GOD for leading me there! Thank you for Nancy!

I followed the plan to a T and if I had a question I asked TWO-TOO-MUCH and she answered! Poor girl… I had lots of questions (that is just me… details, details!)

I have not ordered the book, I intend to… and have a link saved to do so.
I have read the author’s every word on her website and she has such a great story of her weight loss…and I could relate to her so much! She used to weigh 328.
She had this quiz on her site and I took it:

Answer the following questions as honestly as possible. Keep track of your answers and when you are finished, click at the bottom of the page to see the explanations.

1. Do you think about food a good majority of the time?
Yes No
2. Sometimes do you feel driven to eat?
Yes No
3. Have you ever lied about how much you have eaten?
Yes No
4. As time has goes on, does your eating get worse?
Yes No
5. Do you either frequently weigh yourself or completely avoid stepping on the scale?
Yes No
6. Do you ever feel out of control when eating?
Yes No
7. Has your body size ever affected your ability to participate in certain activities?
Yes No
8. When you have not eaten your favorite foods in a while, do you feel angry or depressed?
Yes No
9. Have you ever eaten before you went out for a meal so you did not eat a lot in front of others?
Yes No
10. Does it seem as if food is the only thing in your life that never lets you down?
Yes No

IF YOU will GO to her site and take the quiz and check your answers on her the bottom there is a place to click
And you will see what she says about each and every question you answered…
(By the way I answered yes to all but one)

Debbie (the author) also has pictures on their of her surgery to remove excess skin from her stomach and arms.
Her whole site is easy to read. She has gone on to write several more books related to her journey. I would love to read them all!

Go to my next blog to read about my plan I got from TWO-TOO-MUCH.
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  • no profile photo TAFF1962
    Thank you for sharing. I am trying to focus on eating this way so this was a real encouragement.
    3315 days ago
    I, too, prayed to God for an answer late last February when I felt hopeless and like I couldn't ever see an end to my continual yo-yo'ing and inability to control my cravings and constant thoughts of food. My answer came the NEXT day and I lost 40 lbs. over the next 5 months.

    Now I've been a little stuck for the past 6 weeks and again sought help...and here I am at your blog that sounds like it was written for ME!

    I'm headed over to part 2 of your blog, then TWO-TOO-MUCH's blogs, then Debbie's link. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    3364 days ago
    I use to be a food addict too and I too was literally PRAYING to God for my answer. My answer was very very similar to your answer. We just have more in common all the time don't we. HUGS
    3368 days ago
  • BRANDI0074
    Thank you for sharing, I will continue to look into the details, something has got to give! I can't seem to stop the cravings lately. I am out of control!!!

    3368 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon
    3368 days ago
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