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Day Two - No Sugar

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I have had a headache since yesterday afternoon. I went to sleep with one and woke up with one. I took some aspirin and it took it from a 10 to about a 5 or 6 but it's still there. I am nauseous and have been fighting chest congestion on top of that. I'm seeing the doctor today because I have health insurance, so why aren't I using it? Well, it's still expensive, that's why - but the husband wants me to go and I told him last week if I wasn't feeling better this week I would. So I'm going this afternoon.

A little visual reminder for myself, right above the fruit bowl on my desk. I haven't been too temped to go eat Panera bagels this morning (it's snack day at work) because I feel nauseous, but also I asked myself the 4 questions I'm going to start asking myself:

1. Am I going to be happy with myself after I eat this?
2. Am I really hungry or do I just enjoy the taste or comfort?
3. Is this food what I planned on eating today?
4. Do I need a distraction right now to resist this temptation?

Thanks, Pinterest. I heart you.

I had a good discussion with my therapist yesterday. We talked about my anger, and how it's like an iceberg. All you see is the tip of the iceberg, the anger, and underneath it is everything else that's really going on. She drew it (it's an iceberg if you can't tell).

We are going to start working on acting like a survivor instead of a victim, and turning the negative things I hear and say into positives, all the stuff under the water.

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    Stephanie, I hope the doctor can help you get rid of that headache, and that going sugar-free will make you feel better, too.

    Thanks for posting the questions you're asking yourself when tempted by bagels. I'm going to make a note of those--very useful!

    Also useful is your therapist's analogy of anger to an iceberg. I sure can relate to that. My anger runs deep, too, and I've wrecked a few innocent, unsuspecting ships in my day.

    Keep up the good work!
    332 days ago
    Stick to the plan - you're worth it! I am over a month without sugar and it's improved my health drastically. Better sleep and smaller appetite are the main benefits for me. Good luck.
    332 days ago
    You can do it
    332 days ago
    Great view. Be honest with yourself and make sure you make yourself a priority.
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