MANDYG2898

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The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossu

Monday, March 06, 2017

I'm now 4 years into being soda free.
I'm 3 years into being fast food free (nothing with a drive through except Dunkin Donuts)
I'm 3 months into being Dunkin Donuts free.

Giving up soda was easier than I thought for someone who was downing 2-3 per day. I never kept it in my house but had no qualms paying $1.25+ per 20 oz bottle of goodness. I was a Coke fiend. I tried Diet Coke and then read about all the fake sugars. So I went back to full on Coke and thought...at least it's not Diet Coke!

The following New Years after I gave up Soda, I gave up all drive through foods. I forbid myself from eating at any place that had a drive through. This lasted for four months before I broke down and started eating and drinking Dunkin Donuts (only ever for breakfast) nearly every day. However, I still remain 2 full years free of all other drive through foods.

In June 2016 I was out with my best friend and her kids. We spent the day sweating at a community fair designed for little kids. It was f-ing. hot. I mean...melting f-ing humid hot. I was in a bit of a meltdown when I conceded to a Frappucino something or other from McDonalds. I had made a year and a half without fast food from anywhere but Dunkin and I felt like I "earned" it.

Jump forward to today and see my other blog entry. Right after my decision to "do" something, I drove to McDonalds and bought an Orea McFlurry. And you know what? I don't feel bad about it! It was delicious and while it didn't satisfy the craving I've been having for a McDonald's Milkshake, it did the trick for what I needed...control. I made a decision and I went for it.

Now, when someone bring donuts to work, I'm going to have one. And probably another. When someone offers to buy me something from Dunkin, I decline.

In giving up soda and fast food, you'd think the pounds would just melt off..right?

WRONG!!

Giving up fast food only made it easier for me to grab a pizza or grinder somewhere. The problems with me aren't fast food...it's carbs. Gooey delicious, usually circular in nature, carbs. The more sugar and cheese the better!

I go to my doctor and revel in the fact I've made such large/sweeping/long lasting changes to my diet and I still continue to gain weight. I still continue to see an increase in my A1C meds. My clothes still don't fit. I keep having to stuff myself into the same clothes as always.

What's the problem you ask? Were you paying attention? Carbs.

And...

The fact that I'm nearly motionless from the minute I get home. My job is so mentally draining sometimes I just want to veg. I've been vegging for a long time. It's time to change my routine. I don't have kids. I'm not involved in any regular events or groups. I have no excuses.
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  • ALEXSGIRL1
    go for a nice walk after work and clear your mind of stress bring some music. make your own version of pizza at home with sugar free pasta sauce and less salt lots of veggies and less of the goo, emoticon
    1077 days ago
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