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Dissolution wrote:The most important thing I think they have done for me is to de-fang the beast.
â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote:I'm so bummed and very mad at myself. In just over a week I managed to completely fall off the wagon!
â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote:A very small success yesterday got me thinking that maybe it was a HUGE success...
At first I was just a little proud of myself - but then I got to thinking about it and I got really really proud of myself.
Don't worry about the quantities other people eat. Right now you need to focus on the WHAT to eat and let the HOW MUCH be determined by how much it takes to satisfy your hunger. Right now it doesn't need to be any more complicated than that.â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote: I get nervous when I hear what other people eat compared to what I eat. I think my quantites are out of whack, but I just don't want to let that be a road block to me.
Your friend has some wise advice. I remember from AA many years ago the concept of "one day at a time". In the early days of recovery most alcoholics have to focus only on making it through today. Sometimes, only on making it through this hour... If wondering if you can do this long-term freaks you out then focus only on one-day-at-a-time.â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote: I was talking to a friend yesterday and she encouraged me to just think of McD as the best for me RIGHT NOW. Don't worry so much about forever
You learned a big lesson here!! Eating this way CAN be quick, easy, and satisfying. It need not be complicated and we need not make it so.â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote: So, believe it or not - the easiest thing was to whip up a McD friendly lunch! I threw some frozen veg and beans together, boiled with veggie broth and put over brown rice. (Is this is SNAP meal, still trying to figure that out?) I know this is basic McD 101, but I was amazed by the feeling of satiety I had after eating and I was so darn proud of myself. Three strawberries finished off the meal and left my mouth feeling fresh and pleasant (this is an issue for me since giving up soda) so MAJOR BONUS
Dinner doesn't have to be difficult, even if others in the family are eating different food. Most SAD eaters will eat SOME potatoes. SOME vegetables. SOME rice. Make sure that any meal you serve your family has starches and vegetables. For them those things might only be side dishes they eat along with their meat or whatever. But you can make enough of them so they're your whole meal. Your whole family can sit down and eat and be happy and sharing some of the same food, just in different proportions.â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote:At first I was just a little proud of myself - but then I got to thinking about it and I got really really proud of myself. Dinner wasn't as great but feeling so good about lunch made me realize that I am not willing to compromise as much at dinner as I used to. This has been another roadblock in the past. Thinking that I should eat 'whatever' for dinner because its easier to go with the flow and easier on everyone else.The path of least resistance is losing its appeal which is AWESOME!
â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote:Add to that I have been giving up soda
I am very proud of you resisting the urge to weigh yourself. It can be hard. I didn't weight myself the first three months of my diet changes. I wanted to focus entirely on making changes I could live with, knowing I'd be making them for a long time. Sure, the scale can be a great motivator, but it can also be a huge discouragement. In the end, it has to be about making healthy food choices you can live with. Focus on that. Hold off another week on the scale.â™¥ Amy â™¥ wrote:I was tempted to weigh myself today because mentally I feel like I'm making progress but this is another common pitfall for me.
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