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General Discussion / Re: OFF THE WAGON
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:03:29 AM »
Hi alicia,  michelle and tony, umoa too and anyone i missed.  You are right we are all on this journey together.  Im still haning in on my first week ofdetox.  Going over to monterey this weekendbut pkan to stay on course.  Lucky me I have had a 10-pound whoosh this week.  Its been helpful to read everyone ' s positive comments.  Illchk in when I get bsck  also plz ignore typos etc .  

General Discussion / Re: hi everyone
« on: August 21, 2014, 02:41:50 AM »
Im only 40lbs away, only is challenging..

Hi alex -- I'm glad you are close to your goal, and I've heard that presents challenges as well.  It's still one day, one hour, one minute, one bite at a time....we can do it, I just have to stay on it.


General Discussion / Re: Another question
« on: August 20, 2014, 01:42:41 AM »
That's psuedo tumor cerebri -- I had it in my 30's.....wish I had listened and lost weight then.....hope you're seeing a neurologist for that. 

Good luck and best wishes for your health.

General Discussion / Re: Success is Measured in Many Small Steps!
« on: August 20, 2014, 01:39:21 AM »
Doug actually discusses peoples carts with them.Cant help himself :D  :D

I love it -- what kind of reactions do people have to that?  Preach it Doug, Preach it!

Renee -- I admire your moxie.  I need to find a FTS doc myself. 

General Discussion / Re: hi everyone
« on: August 20, 2014, 01:31:40 AM »
Hi Alex, I'm Elizabeth

Well.....losing inches is a very good thing.  Keep us up to date -- it inspires us.

General Discussion / Re: OFF THE WAGON
« on: August 20, 2014, 01:29:45 AM »
Hi Tony, and thank you for your kind words.  Well, I liked both responses I was typing, but the typo gremlins were not cooperating and I hit some wrong button and the reply posts went "poof" I'll try again tomorrow. 

But it's day 3....and I'm looking forward to Day 4....each day gets me closer to the end of detox. 

And Tony, told counselor today "it's not about the weight -- even though it's not a good thing to way 299 -- but it's the lack of control."  I would gladly stay 299 if I could just stop the battle with sugar, it's taking all my energy....

Oh time to sleep, took a muscle relaxer for TMJ.....oh, and counselor and med doc are taking me off work.....

Hope everyone is having a good sleep...nite all.

General Discussion / Re: OFF THE WAGON
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:55:35 AM »
HI everyone.   I fell off the wagon then laid on the road and let all the wagons roll over me for a while.   Started seeing a counselor for work  stress and she was on vacation this week.  So I started having panic attacks and had one at work on friday which is not good.   Have been sugar bingeing for last three weeks the most of it was while working.  

It started out thinking I could eat "normal" but it wasnt too long before I was diving into Sugarland again.  

I kept eating all this sugar and restaurant meals thinking "this is the  LAST time I will eat this before going back to low carb."  ........sort of like an alcoholic thinking they're having their last drink........ Then after 3 weeks of bingeing I realized 4 things:  

1.  Because I was bingeing any time I wasn't asleep, the bingeing and overeating was no longer working as a coping or self-comforting mechanism.  Therefore, that's why stress levels went up to panic attack level.  (And the job is very stressful).

2.  Then I realized my panic attacks were more about the stress I was putting myself through with the out of control sugar bingeing.  Because I was out of control the world seemed out of control.  

3.  Then Saturday night realized I was only fooling myself that I was eating a bad meal "for the last time."  

4.  Thought about giving up sugar, flour, etc again and started low carb again sunday morning when I got up.  

Sooooooooo I just finished Day 2 without the white stuff and this sugar detox isnt going to be fun but I'll hang in there  

I hope yiu are all doing well  

Welcome back Shawn.  

General Discussion / Re: OFF THE WAGON
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:59:27 AM »
Great thread morgan and tony.  Gives me lots to think about 

General Discussion / Re: Off to Texas
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:42:45 PM »
That is so sweet, your crying your eyes out.    Good for her for going for her masters too. 

General Discussion / Re: Day 4 and the Weekend!
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:17:28 PM »
Dear morgan .  It is hard but we can control the fall and stop the fall to rock bottom  we only have to control the 8 feet around us.

If you are comfortable please share your obstacles.  They will offer sugfestions to face them.  

Sherry the 8 foot thing is amazing  absolutely amazing give me a couch to jump onto that is so helpful.  I wish I had heard that a long time ago even but dang ive heard it now and here I go.  Im getting up and morgan im hitching up my big girl   undies and im going to face day 8 ......8 Feet At A Time.    Morgan we are still doing this together friend.  


Sherry gave us a mantra and marching orders!  Hug  

Hi tony.  I started to miss your post and just saw it.  You know you strike me as a "deep and soulful thinker."  You give great advice and so to the  point.  I am neglecting my own prayer timecwith iur Lord.  I always am fighting the "martha, martha" syndrome.  Haha  funny but true .   He is my strength always.  My priest always reminds me to remember "Be still, and know that I am God."  Hmmmmmm think I will drag out that music for choir to sing for prelude.  Tony you are so inspirational. 

General Discussion / Re: Day 4 and the Weekend!
« on: May 21, 2014, 05:43:47 AM »
Hi Tony and Jacki....

Tony you are so right on the truth about carbs, sugar and additction. And  I am seven days into recovery and feeling so much better.  I even sleep better.  There are still times I have to go minute by minute in my efforts to stay sugar free, and I don't expect that to change, but I am noticing the physical craving is lessening.  My sugar addiction is so tied to my emotions and stress levelsl since sugar has been my way of coping with most everything in my life.  

I heard a podcast recently about "obstacles to staying on low carb" etc., something like I'm working on addressing some of my challenges and obstacles......

my obstacles I'm working on are:

1.  My emotional eating, I tend to eat't the's BINGE sugar when I want to put a smile on my face and act like everything is fine instead of sticking up for myself, etc.  I have a tendency to be more blunt, and direct when I'm not stuffing down emotions.....told a co-worker today I didn't like something she did to me last night, that it was rude, and she replied in a way to discount my feelings, and I didn't let her get away with it.  I just said, "you and I both know what was really going on at that moment..."  we had a good discussion and cleared the air, but when I have sugar in my life I would have just stopped for something sugary on the way home last night instead of planning that today I would bring it up and discuss it. 

2.  This obstacle is that I'm too busy.  I have a huge volunteer job at my church on top of my my regular work, and I tend to put myself and my needs last, so while the volunteer job is necessary, and working full-time is necessary, I am letting other things go so make time for taking care of I need to fit in some gym time. 

3.  This obstacle is related to #2, in that I have to really work on cooking enough and often enough to keep myself stocked with good food i LOVE to eat....that is what keeps me from flying back into the fickle clutches of sugar addiction. 

4.  This obstacles is that I can have a tendency to want to "do it perfectly"....and that brings failure because of course no one can do anything perfectly and perfectly all the time. 

hnmmmmm think that's it for now, but just things I've been thinking about since your excellent reply about sugar and carb addition. 

I do hope for a future where it will be more recognized....of course then grocery stores will be only half their current

Soooooooooooo you doing....I'm on day 7 of being "clean and sober" from sugar.....what day are you on.  speak up and let us don't want me to have to come get you do you???? matter what is going on, time to check in with us. 

I read the forum on my tablet, but can't always get to my laptop to type a response.....

hang in there jacki!!!  you can do this!

General Discussion / Re: Let's talk about commitment
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:06:22 AM »
Listening to YES YOU CAN now.  I had forgotten about that.  Is there a way to download that to my iphone?     

Whoa size 8 evening dress????  I'd be in black dress

General Discussion / Re: commitment...
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:55:51 AM »
Hi, Stef....YAYYYYY for you for giving up nicotine.....I did years ago, and the thing about smoking is I'm nicotine free as long as I never again have "that first ciggie."  And don't kill anyone!!!!  I know I've had a couple, "i'd like to strangle someone -- or at least fuss at someone a lot moments during sugar detox. 

Hang in there gal -- we're proud of  you. 

General Discussion / Re: Day 4 and the Weekend!
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:52:43 AM »
Hi Jackie -- I'm glad to hear you're doing well.  I'm hanging in there too, going through sugar detox.  You're rigtht about temptation will always be there.  I like this quote: 

"In the absence of temptation, there is no claim to virtue."

And you're right about the carbohydrate addiction does set your mind  up to want to do little cheats here and there, but it's so good you recognize that and OVERRIDE that "carb junkie"  way of thinking. 

Hang in there Jackie!

Good article.  I've heard most of those things discussed here.  I am a fan of Dr. Eric Westman.  He has a couple of inspirational videos on utube also. 

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