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post #81 of 220
Ooooh multiple quotes...now where's the smiley of a monkey learning technology....ooohooohoooh :


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Originally Posted by beansavi View Post
Anyway! Having a crappy moody day! Day ten and I feel like a serious addict.
Yep, this is day 8 and I'm seriously depressed and hung up on food. I called my dh last night and whined about it b/c I had just cheated and had a pc of the chocolate pie my Mom bought. Well, I suppose I'm in a better mood now, new day and all that. I can honestly and totally tell I have an issue. At 5pm I'm absolutely jonesin' for a glass of wine. Not for the alcohol, but for the sugar.
My kids have been doing fabulous. I can tell it's working b/c ds w/the yeast overgrowth has a headache and is out of energy.

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It's the end of the shopping week so I needed to clean out the crisper drawer. I grilled sausage and cheese stuffed mushrooms, zucchini planks, thinly sliced (paper thin) marinated pork steaks, and then some cherry tomatoes and red onion to chop up and toss in my bean soup. Now my tummy is happy. I think I'm in love with my BBQ.

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Awesome I just ordered a stainless grill colander so I can toss all the veggies and grill them w/o teflon or metal. AND, I ordered a cedar fish plank but am not quite sure hot it'll work.

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Originally Posted by jewelysmommy View Post
so i'm in.

That should help me wean off of caffeine too. coffee without sugar isn't really good.

courtney
Welcome!!

Ah, I love me coffee I'm fully allowing myself that cheat every morning. But I never got in the sweet coffee habit b/c I'm too cheap. For awhile I got used to ordering Mochas at the coffee shop and they are TOTALLY addicting and $$$. I have changed to rice milk, though.
post #82 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Ooooh multiple quotes...now where's the smiley of a monkey learning technology....ooohooohoooh :



Yep, this is day 8 and I'm seriously depressed and hung up on food. I called my dh last night and whined about it b/c I had just cheated and had a pc of the chocolate pie my Mom bought. Well, I suppose I'm in a better mood now, new day and all that. I can honestly and totally tell I have an issue. At 5pm I'm absolutely jonesin' for a glass of wine. Not for the alcohol, but for the sugar.
My kids have been doing fabulous. I can tell it's working b/c ds w/the yeast overgrowth has a headache and is out of energy.


Ah, I love me coffee I'm fully allowing myself that cheat every morning. But I never got in the sweet coffee habit b/c I'm too cheap. For awhile I got used to ordering Mochas at the coffee shop and they are TOTALLY addicting and $$$. I have changed to rice milk, though.
Okay your first sentence up there is hilarious!:

I am glad ds is moving thru the changes... also thanks for sharing how you are feeling...I am right there with ya'. Last night I had a scoop of ice cream that was "no sugar added". What a crock. We all know it has sugar, right?! At least it was only one scoop? I am trying to be patient with myself, and loving. I think it's a good practice because my using food as a drug is not very loving, so realizing my addiction is much larger than I thought is a good thing, I guess.

And mocha lattes? HE** yes! I was so addicted to them I drank them throughout the end of my pregnancy with my third (now 17 months). Ahem. I wonder why he was born 10 lbs 6 oz????

I still have a cup of coffe every morning with milk and Splenda. I would eventually like to not use artificial sweetner... but, um...
post #83 of 220
One sip at a time...

ahh now that I'm full of bacon and have dropped even more money on new kitchen tools (stainless sheets), I'm off to run on the beach. Bet it's already 87'. :

Yeah, I think it's best to see it as an addiction. It takes up too much mental space & control of our actions & emotions.
post #84 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
One sip at a time...

ahh now that I'm full of bacon and have dropped even more money on new kitchen tools (stainless sheets), I'm off to run on the beach. Bet it's already 87'. :

Yeah, I think it's best to see it as an addiction. It takes up too much mental space & control of our actions & emotions.
Run on the beach? You lucky dog!
post #85 of 220
Good time today, even. There was a cute young chickie out AND a scrumptious looking older man so I was vain and pushed my pace. I've actually lost weight on this diet--how awesome!! ALthough I may have sweated out a few more this morning--I about died.

Looked at our store today for jicama, edamame beans & anchovy paste. Why am I not surprised they don't have them.
I also bought chicken strips to freeze for our flights tomorrow. I hope security doesn't think they're a bomb. Hard to find 28 Day Sugar Fast food at the airports.

Back to being optimistic about the diet. Kids had an awesome (to them) b'fast of bacon and eggs--no milk or cheese. Grilled asparagus, salad and left over steak for lunch.

Interestingly...thought about this on my run...dsY(yeast) was having strong w/drawal symptoms. Ds2 has absolutely NO change in attitude or actions since starting the diet. He has NO yeast at all. And, even more interesting , ds2 (no Y) has a sweet tooth whereas dsY really doesn't care for refined sugar treats. Body knows best?
post #86 of 220
Pretty good today for me. I had cabbage and chicken today for lunch with a tiny serving of noodles, they were the Japanese kind but I'm not sure of the brand, we were out. It seemed like the healthiest option given where we were. Dinner was supposed to be fish, but when I went to the store today they didn't have it out yet, so we had burgers for dinner and I had mine on Ezekiel bread. It's different but I actually liked it. I also had a salad that was very good. No sweets. And I forgot to eat breakfast today, oops!
How did everyone else do today?
post #87 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post

Ah, I love me coffee I'm fully allowing myself that cheat every morning. But I never got in the sweet coffee habit b/c I'm too cheap. For awhile I got used to ordering Mochas at the coffee shop and they are TOTALLY addicting and $$$. I have changed to rice milk, though.

DH won't drink coffee anymore unless it ha the flavored creamer. we buy two of the big ones at a time.

my first day sucked. i ha two sips of sprite which i never have , one m and ma, and a little package of gummy bears. so i guess i start tomorrow. i really need to go to the grocery store so i have some other options.
post #88 of 220
I had melon for breakfast, bean soup for lunch (2 bowls), and a green salad with left over london broil, veggies and cheese for dinner. I have not had enough water, though.

ETA - and half an ear of corn for a midnight snack.
post #89 of 220
Hi, im a bit late but may I join?

Im 18 and have had severe stomach problems since being a kid. Ive had tests and things, and basically told to try avoiding different foods to see if it will help.

Starting today, Im avoiding Sugar, Gluten, and Cows milk.

Attempt number one
post #90 of 220
Water, yeah, that is probl. the most important thing and so easily forgotten. I'm guilty.

Welcome Female!

Jewely'sMommy--yeah, seriously get rid of all the sugar from your house. Our person stresses that any cheats just keeps the addiction active. Sooo tough, though.


Well, we're off to travel 14 hours to get home. Hope 4th craziness isn't too strong today. I have chicken strips and carrots packed and empty water bottles. HOpe it all makes it through the bomb scanners..... Oh, and spirulina tablets, too. Can't live w/o those when in the midst of junk food...
Have a great day, Ladies
post #91 of 220
Thread Starter 
Well, tomorrow os July 4th mamas! I want us all to have a guilt-free, happy, day...however that looks foodwise.

Today the little girl across the street brought me a red white and blue cupcake with white icing....and I took a bite, feeling like I "deserved it". I intended to eat the whole thing with a glass of milk...

Guess what? It made me feel sick! (because of the sugary-ness)

That's a good thing, right?
post #92 of 220
Thread Starter 
It has really helped me to see myself as a food addict, abuser, someone who hides behind food and uses it to relax, escape, etc. Then I add to that knowledge the Buddhist practice of mindfulness and compassion that a mother gives a child...but we mother ourselves and nurture, forgive, help, love...ourselves.
post #93 of 220
I did good today on sweets, ate none, but I had white bread and a sprite so that part was not good! Oh well I am in a process I suppose.
post #94 of 220
ok day done, i totally raved cookies but did not have any (we don't actually have any but oh well to that)

food is officially scarce at my house, i have to go grocery shopping and i jst keep holding off.

so today i had cereal, fruit, rice and beans, and dinner will make you cringe. I was looking for something to make and i found old frozen foods that my g-pa's brought months and months ago. we had fish sticks (five total, between all of us) , 4 french toast sticks, about 10 steak fries a handful of tater tots, lots of green beans, half a cantoloupe, and the kids split a microwavable mac n cheese that somehow got her from my sisters, and a veggie burger.
yes i really need to go grocery shopping.


yeah pn the cupckae being to sweet that is an awesome motivation for me.
post #95 of 220
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Originally Posted by female18- View Post
Im 18 and have had severe stomach problems since being a kid. Ive had tests and things, and basically told to try avoiding different foods to see if it will help.

Starting today, Im avoiding Sugar, Gluten, and Cows milk.
Good for you! I hope you find some answers.

Have you looked into NAET? If nothing else, the practitioner should be able to identify what it is you have problems with. NAET resolved a lot of my issues with certain foods (allergies to tomato, cilantro, rosemary and olive oil are the big ones that come to mind), and identified that I have a sugar problem (although it can be treated it can't be cured).

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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Water, yeah, that is probl. the most important thing and so easily forgotten. I'm guilty.
Especially in this heat, water is important.

How'd the trip go?

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Originally Posted by beansavi View Post
Well, tomorrow os July 4th mamas! I want us all to have a guilt-free, happy, day...however that looks foodwise.

Guess what? It made me feel sick! (because of the sugary-ness)

That's a good thing, right?
That's a wonderful thing!! It makes it easier to avoid the sweets when they don't taste good anymore.

Tomorrow's plan: BBQ fresh sausages I picked up from the local butcher, some corn on the cob and some sausage stuffed mushroom caps. We may or may not have company joining us.

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Originally Posted by wife&mommy View Post
I did good today on sweets, ate none, but I had white bread and a sprite so that part was not good! Oh well I am in a process I suppose.
Well, the no sweets is definitely a step in the right direction!! Don't get discouraged, it is definitely a journey.

My food today so far:
I couldn't eat breakfast because of a dr's appt with orders to not eat beforehand. Lunch was a big bowl of bean soup with cheese and sour cream. Dinner is ginger pork roast.
post #96 of 220
OMG today is guilt free, right? LOL
post #97 of 220
Tip : for those of you hooked on sweet coffee and teas...try rice milk. We bought some today to use in our coffee (NO milk in the house) and it's sweet! We won't have our kids drink it as milk but will likely use it for baking and coffee/tea, etc.

So our trip went. It's over. Kids were actually really good. It was just a lot of travelling. We were able to bring our chicken strips and carrots on and then I bought incredibly expensive salads in Denver. :

B'fast today was great: natural sausage and org. eggs mixed with quinoa.



sooooooooooooooooooooo I am looking fwd to camping friday as I plan to splurge and make those carrot muffins that were on the other thread. Calls for stevia and date sugar but very little of it.

Hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th!!


Oh, and got my Frontier Org. green-tea & mango decaf tea while we were gone. Oh my...it is TASTY and an alternative to coffee for me...the social drinker.
post #98 of 220
OMG it is fabulous...based it of a recipe from the quinoa thread here a few days ago

1/2 black beans, 1/2 cooked quinoa
can of corn
bunch of chopped cilantro
lime juice
lemon juice (frozen Minute Maid lem jc is pure)
dash of olive oil
dash of sea salt

toss together
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
post #99 of 220
Any room for one more latecomer? I would like to try to go sugar-free. I think I would like to start with just avoiding packaged or store-bought sweets with sugar or corn syrup, although, I should definitely move towards also avoiding homemade sweets. But for now, just the store-bought junk needs to be cut out.

So...wish me luck. I'm inspired by all y'all. I think today was day #1 because I just ate a lot of fruit (cherries and melon), and I didn't have time or room for any processed sugar treats.

I get most nervous about social situations with treats. If I don't partake, I start to feel deprived. Also, in certain situations, people expect you to eat sweets, and I hate to stand out by refusing a serving. People look at you quizzically and expect an explanation. Sometimes people even pressure me into "just trying one bite." : Anyone else stressed out about this? I feel stressed just thinking about it. It seems like I have to be willing to engage in an almost struggle with people in order to avoid sweets completely.

Ugh, I'm scared!
post #100 of 220
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Originally Posted by rayo de sol View Post
I get most nervous about social situations with treats. If I don't partake, I start to feel deprived. Also, in certain situations, people expect you to eat sweets, and I hate to stand out by refusing a serving. People look at you quizzically and expect an explanation. Sometimes people even pressure me into "just trying one bite." : Anyone else stressed out about this? I feel stressed just thinking about it. It seems like I have to be willing to engage in an almost struggle with people in order to avoid sweets completely.
Welcome!

Honestly, I don't do most social situations so the problem doesn't come up often. If I'm going to someone's house for dinner I let them know with plenty of warning if I have dietary restrictions. If they are difficult restrictions, then I volunteer to make a dish. I make a point of avoiding the type of situation you're describing. If my "friend" isn't respectful enough of me to not push, then they're not really a friend. I don't hang around my family much for that exact reason.

But I think an important point to make is that I don't discuss my reasons. I will just turn down a food. "No, thank you" works well for me. If someone pushes, I am perfectly comfortable saying "for medical reasons I'm avoiding XX, so no thank you." Most people will not argue with "medical reasons" and honestly, what better "reason" do you need than your health?
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