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Letting go of Food

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

It is hard not to eat! But for some reason it seems easy now! (So I willenjoy it while it lasts, and hope that the good feeling of wearing those size 8 pants will make up for any cravings.)

I am able to throw food away! Last night I was eating an apple with peanut butter, and I realized I might be over my calories for the day. I immediately stopped eating it (and felt slightly "bad" when I threw it away).

Stopping eating when full is very hard. It goes against everything I have ingrained in me--yet it really is necessary--in order to get back to eating JUST WHAT I NEED TO LIVE!

I really am not ready to be a person who just lives for dinner--though I have felt that way when things were not going well for me--that food was my only pleasure and/or comfort.
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    I do so admire your strength to throw away food that you didn't need. I can't imagine what we would all look like if we did that each time we realized we were going to extend our calories for the day. What a lot of beautiful people we could be! emoticon
    2853 days ago
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    I hear you and I really struggle with that same problem. I was taught to clean up my plate because of all the starving kids in China! We get these things ingrained in us like concrete and we can't get them out in a few months, years?! Yes, take advantage of your No-cravings while you have them because I was that way for a couple of weeks and that's when I really took weight off and the last week plus now has made me feel so hungry for the wrong things and then i end up hating myself! Little by little our minds will get changed, it just takes patience and SP! Good luck to you!! emoticon and so can I! Oh, I saw your blog listed on the side of the RA team which I belong to, sorry to say!!
    2860 days ago
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    I struggle with the same stuff. My default when I feel ANYTHING is to eat.

    Though it is tough to throw away the food you are giving yourself such a gift.


    PS: Being healthy and feeling good will make up for the cravings. (I've been there and I'm traveling back again after not being kind to myself for quite awhile.)
    2860 days ago
    Good for you changing that mind set.
    2860 days ago
    I was always taught to clean my plate when I was a kid...and it is hard, now, to leave food on your plate when you're full....good job with learning how to do that with the apple & peanut butter!
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