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Who Is Sabotaging My Plan?

Sunday, March 31, 2013

After I had major surgery for acid reflux, my surgeon told me I couldn't eat bread (and a few other things). That is okay with me. I do like bread but certainly I don't need it. Yesterday I was thinking about it. I could probably try bread again to see if I can swallow it. If not, I know that I should refrain from eating it and try again later. But I just don't care if I eat it or not so really, it seems like I should be telling people that "I don't eat bread," instead of "I can't have bread." Then I read a Spark Article about saboteurs, those people who try to convince you it is okay to eat things that you shouldn't, who don't want you to lose weight or be healthy. I don't really have that going on in my life right now, but I know my mom wants me to eat bread sticks from a place that we love next time I go visit her. The article actually suggested that we tell the saboteur that our physician says that we can't have those things right now. The article suggested other ways of getting out of eating when we don't want to or shouldn't or we have someone pressing us to eat too much or something unhealthy. I certainly can still use the excuse about the surgeon saying is still true. But should I? I am not sure. At some point in time, I am just going to have to tell my mom that I don't eat bread anymore. She will be sad that I won't pig out on bread sticks with her anymore, but I think that she will understand.
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  • AHSOKA70
    It depends on how tough your mom is about such things. If she's usually too pushy about doing things, I might keep using the physician's explanation for a while longer until you feel ready to explain this to her. It's not a bad thing to avoid bread, and it is completely up to you when and if you eat it again.
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    It looks like it us yourself you are trying to convince. , Your mom will understand, but be sure in your own mind first it's what you want and need to do. then accept it ad doctors orders. I love bread but its not ideal for my digestive system. If I allow myself I e piece of bread I just want more so I am trying to avoid bread all together , Irene emoticon
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  • TERRY0217
    Mom's are tough...just tell her you'd love to have those breadsticks, but, right now , you just can't...she'll's love us and do want the best for us...
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