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I'm Scared

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I accepted a challenged to eat clean for 30 days starting May 1st. I've tried to do this before. I can remember how I felt. The sugar withdrawal was awful. I had a headache for five days. I was sick to my stomach all the time until the withdrawal symptoms went away. I felt better afterward, but like any other addict, I fell off the wagon.

I know eating clean is what I need to do. I know it would accelerate my weight loss. It would get rid of all the chemicals and junk that are in processed foods. I read a book many years ago called "Sugar Blues". It tells about all the negative effects of sugar. How sugar is poison. I know how bad sugar and white flour are.
My mind does not want to give up all my goodies. But my body is craving something better. I am an exercise queen. I am getting stronger everyday. I love this part of my program. My progress is slow because of my eating habits. But I am so scared about taking this step to eat clean. I have been worrying over it ever since I took the challenge. I can't back down from it. But I'm afraid of failure. Help me people.

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    I don't do well when I "have to". That's when I'm not doing it for my own sake. that's when I rebel. Take it easy on yourself. Basics are great. You (and me, for that matter) need to re-tune in to our own bodies.

    Basics matter.

    (((hugs))) Walking is great. More than what we think. And with walking it's easy to (re)build consistency. (((angel, gentle hugs))) -Bri
    2932 days ago
    Try stevia as a natural sweetner. zero calories Healthy herb.
    3563 days ago
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    Good luck on the clean eating. I wouldn't even know where to start lol. emoticon
    3661 days ago
    I just ate my favorite fruits, when I selected to start eating clean (Now a Vegan) I lost 46 lbs initially, by eating clean, and I started in the summer with the good fruits, which helped alot, I too have the wicked sugar bug flying about my head. And the other thing that helped was I ate 5 times a day. Starting with a good healthy breakfast and fruit. I ate small meals, actually I broke up my main meal, and had my protein at lunch, and my vege's for dinner. The other two meals were snacks. It worked for me (Believe me I could knock out a cake at one sitting)!! lol I will add you to see how your progressing, best of luck! MJ :)
    3673 days ago
    One day at a time.
    3673 days ago
    I am also thinking of this commitment and trying daily to change my eating habits!

    I totally believe in this way of eating, it's horrible what sugar and all those ucky things in processed foods do to you..

    Absolutely addictive!

    If you commit, and stay away from anything processed I swear you will stop craving it within a short time and you will feel SO MUCH BETTER!!

    YOU can DO IT!!!

    3673 days ago
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    I do the same thing the minute i canthave it i want it really badly.So just dont let yourself think you cant hve it you just dont want it.You can do it.Just think of it as 1 month and not forever that will help as well.
    3674 days ago
    Can you have honey? If you can, it is a great addition to some yogurt and fresh fruit. Have it with some peanut butter too.
    3674 days ago
    One step at a time! Stock up on a sweet snack like fresh fruit. Try cooking items with something sweet, add fresh orange juice to a dish, try cooking with balsamic vinegar.

    Good luck! I know you can do it.
    3674 days ago
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    emoticon ONE DAY AT A TIME AS Edgar Albert Guest SAY'S

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
    But, he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn’t," but he would be one
    Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
    At least no one has done it";
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
    And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, even your self
    There are thousands to prophesy failure; but you will not fail
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it. emoticon I KNOW YOU CAN.
    3674 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2011 2:57:37 PM
    I'm always afraid to start a new commitment, too. I think maybe part of it is that we're afraid we'll abandon it after we start, or that it will be too difficult. Just remember that ONE step in front of the OTHER... don't overwhelm yourself with the big picture for a while; just breathe and go steady and sure, FORWARD! emoticon emoticon
    3674 days ago
    You can do it! Just recognizing that you have fear around this is really important - be patient with yourself and just see what happens! Even if you are not perfect on your challenge, you will experiment with lot of healthy foods and might find some clean, healthy foods you really love to eat. Good luck & great work on the exercise too, btw!
    3674 days ago
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