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New Beginnings: Ideal Protein: Day 11

Friday, December 07, 2012

Day 11: Friday, December 7, 2012

Today was a bit odd for me. I think I may have turned a corner...I had no cravings up until right now and I'm going to ignore them. That which I am craving I've had before and It will only hurt me to eat it now.
One of the people on Ideal Protein Sparkers team said something that I've been thinking about all day. He said he rarely thinks of food, just uses it to fuel his body, so it didn't matter what he ate, but rather that it was on plan.
I have been putting lots of effort into making my meals pleasing and something to look forward to. I need to stop doing that. I need to learn that food is fuel, not entertainment. As long as I can physically get it down, it will fuel me and help me get to the weight and health I crave. I have decided that I will crave getting healthy and that I am worth that craving. Sure, different foods taste wonderful to me, but that is how I got to the weight I am. I am hoping that my taste buds will "change " and the things I have "loved" in the past will seem too fatty or sweet to my new palate.
Today, I went x-mas shopping and spent a wonderful few hours shopping by myself and I didn't think of food at all. In fact, once I got home I realized that it was close to 5:00 and I hadn't eaten my lunch! (Granted, I had a late breakfast, but I wasn't even hungry.) Have I passed that point in my diet that I don't think about food constantly? I sure hope so! I think I need to keep busier and that will be of tremendous help too.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow and see if I still feel this way.
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    That's AWESOME! I know my coach told me that the biggest problem she has with her clients is that they forget to eat. It sounds like you have definitely reached a crossroads of sorts. Your way of craving health and using food for it's intended purpose is fantastic! You are doing so well....and taking this battle head on. Good for you Mary! I am a big fan!
    1989 days ago
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