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Beck Diet Solution (Pink) October 2018 Reading. Day 13

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Overcome Cravings

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (Kelly Clarkson) RCA Records

My breaking up song with sugar.

Every single time I have been successful losing weight with Beck and Spark I had first quit sugar. Before I started the trek. Before I ever got to chapter 13. Then I sailed right through the chapter, no problem. Because the breakup already happened. Not this time. This time I am in the midst of serious cravings.

Every single time I have put some of the lost weight back on it is first because I have an injury, pain, and I can’t exercise. Eventually I feel sorry for myself. I say, “well just a little”. Cookie. Ice cream. Cake. Every single time.

“You think you got the best of me
Think you’ve had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, cause you’re dead wrong.”

I’m singing that tune. Loud.
And while singing it I am also:
Training the dog.
Baking whole wheat bread.
Cleaning the basement.

And then I’m
Reading my Advantages List
Reading a good novel.

And in between I’m
Reminding myself how good it feels to be stronger.
And have the last laugh.

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    You are so right . . . and you've got this!!!
    158 days ago
    emoticon this tune needs to get stuck in my head!!!
    158 days ago
    and great song! emoticon
    158 days ago
    Thank you for this insightful blog!
    What a difference it makes, doing this exercise being off sugar for while (easy) and still eating the trigger food!
    A lot harder but also a more profound learning experience.

    For me this was the 6th I did it - and always the easy way, free from sugar (and white flour too).
    Probably I could do it the hard way, if I ate sweet croissants with marmelade (instead of oatmeal) and sugar in hot cocoa (instead of unsweetened green tea).
    I'm 100% sure it would be very hard to stop eating, and I would have very strong craving for many hours, maybe days... but I don' dare to do it. What if it throws me off track for weeks?
    So I'll rely of my memories (I have many) and just work with lighter version of cravings: desire to eat.

    158 days ago
  • AURA18
    emoticon Enjoyed your breaking-up songs emoticon Training the dog is hard work emoticon
    159 days ago
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  • PHOENIX1949
    159 days ago
  • no profile photo CANTSTAYAWAY
    I love the song and definitely have the same issues with cake, ice cream, cookies every single time!
    So, I will have to learn to sing! And “ have the last laugh”. emoticon
    159 days ago
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