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Let it become your addiction

Friday, May 20, 2016

Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.

I have been overweight all my life. I have had a problem with food, and using it for solace all my life. How the heck did I stop? One day, one week, one month, one year.

Just like any addiction, sugar, fat, white stuff, are all hard to quit. I think that sugar and fat are maybe harder to kick then a lot of things. I know, because I quit drinking and quit smoking. These terrible food products play mind games with you, and you need to realize that they are as dangerous for you as drinking to excess and smoking.

It is not OK to "cheat", to think that you can only eat well once in a while. You will never get to where you want to be, unless you make a clean cut, get ALL that junk out of your house, and don't buy any more of it.

Every single time I read about someone cheating here, it seems like they have that junk in their house to cheat with. I know I wouldn't do so well if I had Haagen Daas readily available in my freezer. I am just not that dumb. I don't have any sugar, any high carbohydrate foods, or anything white (white flour is particularly bad, along with the bread they make with it).

My darling Daughter told me last night that eating right has become an obsession with me. I laughed and said, yup, I think it has, and I am perfectly fine with it. I asked her if she thought I needed to do anything differently. Convert the world, Mom. OK, then. (I just really want to convert HER!!)

It is simple. Make you your addiction. Make getting healthy, exercising, and eating as clean as you can your mission. Make it so important that you would never do anything less. Make you so important that you couldn't even think about putting garbage into the temple that is you.

One bite, one meal, one day, one week, one month, one lifetime. If I can do it, so can you.

Spark on.

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    emoticon - another great blog! Thanks for sharing.
    1784 days ago
    I loved your post, Jane, but I also loved Dottie's comments. If you're addicted to something bad, then yes, keep it as far away as possible, but if you're addicted to good things like veggies, then bring it on! I'm thankful that I don't crave the candy that Steve likes, or the junk he eats, so that it's not a problem having it in the house (well, not a problem for ME, wink). I've learned a lot more self control over most things, but still succumb to treats at the office once in a great while, but how I feel afterward is a reminder of why I don't go near that stuff. (I actually had a dream last night about eating a donut. What???)

    You are converting the world, Jane - one Sparker at a time. Your blogs are always fantastic, and you never stop inspiring me.

    Much love to you always!
    1785 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1786 days ago
    Great words, thanks. I have somewhat the opposite problem, if I don't have it in the house I crave it. So, yes, there is chocolate in my house. I rarely have any but I know it's there and so I don't get the awful cravings for it. Grandkids eat more of it than I ever do. One or two pieces a month, maybe, is good enough to keep me from binging. Still working on getting more movement in my life but as the weather has warmed a bit I can get out and walk in the evenings.

    Blessings, keep sending out the inspiration. Sandi
    1786 days ago
    Working on becoming the healthiest I can be is what I call it...
    and I 100% agree with your words.
    1786 days ago
    Spark on! emoticon
    1786 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Jane, I know that nothing you wrote today is funny, but it made me laugh. OK, you're probably thinking..... what on earth is she talking about?

    Here it is emoticon emoticon emoticon vegetables!

    I crave vegetables! Isn't that the greatest thing? I enjoy fruit but I don't have the same overwhelming, got to have it desire for it as I have for vegetables. The body wants what the body wants emoticon emoticon

    1786 days ago
    emoticon preach, sistah! emoticon
    1786 days ago
    Its great reading what you write because you are right on target. We have to come within grip of ourselves to follow the way to health. Its something that each person has to want it bad enough to continue each and every day.
    1786 days ago
    I think I'm an addict! I honestly never thought I would get addicted to exercise and healthy food, but I'm so thankful I am!
    1786 days ago
    Way to go!! You're doing great!
    1786 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1786 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    WOW, powerful words emoticon
    1786 days ago
  • MSLOSE25
    That's true
    1786 days ago
    Progress is good! WTG!
    1786 days ago
    Here Here
    1786 days ago
    Agreed whole hardetly seeing the number go down, fitting comfortably into clothes and the new energy I have has me hooked. Why would I ever want to go back to the way I was? Snickers and cookies and eating until I feel I'll....no thanks I'm good
    1786 days ago
    That's the ticket. With any other addiction (substance addiction anyhow) it is so important to just not have it in your environment. I have dealt with those struggling w/gambling addiction and that's complex as that's not something you can physically remove from your presence. Same with food -- we need food to sustain life. BUT we have to learn how to make wise choices. We have to love ourselves enough to do that. Easy? CERTAINLY NOT!

    I'm with you . . . I would not do well w/ ice cream or chips in the house, so I just don't have it!
    1786 days ago
    Well said!
    1786 days ago
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