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peer pressure/family pressure....
« on: July 04, 2014, 04:50:04 PM »
Well I did it, yes I caved!  >:( I only had three bites of "her" freaking Potato salad, first time in literally 3 years & it's literally making me feel sick. Never again! I'm disappointed in myself that I freaking caved! Lesson learned though! Feeling like this isn't worth it!



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Re: peer pressure/family pressure....
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 08:45:42 AM »
My heart goes out to you! All will be well ;)

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 12:27:16 PM »
Hi, Stephanie! :)

You react to high carb junk the same way I do.
Because of this, over time I've found the "attraction" to carby old-favorites has all but disappeared.
In time, that will be true for you, too! ;D ;D ;D

Once your body starts getting healthier, it body knows too many digestible carbs are NOT good!
This is a blessing!... It helps us stay the course for a lifetime! :) :) :)

Tony
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Re: peer pressure/family pressure....
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 01:45:21 AM »
Lesson learned. Better 3 than 4 bites.



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Re: peer pressure/family pressure....
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 09:09:21 AM »
Thats true Morgan ;)

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Re: peer pressure/family pressure....
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 09:47:27 AM »
Hi Steph, Umpa's Jicama potato salad is awesome!
Keep The Faith, Stay The Course, Spread The Word on Facebook and Twitter  8)

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Re: peer pressure/family pressure....
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 05:59:05 PM »
@Tony:) thanks. It still amazes me how the mind plays tricks on us! I am seriously trying to better myself. Even in the couple of weeks, I went from 208 to 205. Not a whole lot, but better the scale go down than up:) also Doug, gonna have to try Umps recipe! Thanks! Yes, @Morgan! I just can't believe I used to eat that type of food & lots of it! It embarrasses me at how much I used to eat & how hard I'm trying to do better & she won't change the way she cooks! I know I can't change her, but I am trying to change me!



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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 11:34:19 AM »
Hi, Stephanie! :)

Most all of us here are recovering carb (sugar) addicts.
And like any other substance addiction, there are two parts; the body, and the mind.

After sugar detox our bodies become about 75% recovered from years of carb abuse.
And part of that 75% is a dramatically increased level of energy and sense of well being.
But our damaged metabolisms take longer to heal. But in time, if we stay the course, they will heal.

The mind holds the "bad habits" components like grazing, urges to eat when not hungry, the desire to eat too much, etc..
After three weeks, the mind can develop new habits or lose old ones.
But even after we break old habits, our memories of enjoying high-carb junk can sneak in.
By staying the course, we force out old memories of eating high-carb junk and replace them with enjoying low-carb, delicious foods.

Being a member of the slow losers turtle club, I know what slow progress means.
Losing 3 pounds in two weeks was really good for me. Despite the slowness, I still made goal.
Remember that this is NOT a race!!!... It's a change of lifestyle that will go on for life.
Also, don't forget to take complete measurements. We very often lose fat without losing weight.

Tony
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