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Friday, December 15, 2017

Though I had a binge yesterday, I managed to not eat more than just a tiny amount of sugary foods. I would not have been able to eat them if a salesperson in a store had not sneaked 4 tiny chocolates in the bag of stuff I bought. 'What a nice gift' - not. Apart from those four tiny things - maybe just 2 real bites - I have not eaten refined sugars for 8 days now. Had a terribly bad mood on monday and thought I was getting a depression -until I realized that this must be the sugar withdrawals, once again. I keep getting fooled to think that I really have good reasons to feel upset and irritable or even angry, when it really is the result of my poor brain screaming for it's fix.

My exercise has mostly been walks with my dog plus some biking. Burned 200 to 400 calories per day that way. Sleep; I am going to bed more or less on time but because I lost so much sleep in the past weeks I still feel very tired.
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  • OOLALA53
    That is terrific insight to see that there are other influences on our thinking than the present situation.
    Even if it's not from food, most upsetting situations can afford to be examined for defusing and reframing. I will be trying to work on that more over the next semester off, when I am not in the daily battles with students. I certainly get triggered in other situations, too. It is almost always over a false sense of danger to my identity or "safety," thought it can also be about saving the world. But working WITH those fears without reinforcing them is a skill I need practice at!
    1266 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Well done for rationalising it and realising it was the sugar withdrawal. Well done for the sleep and exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1277 days ago
    emoticon The sugar withdrawal is the pits, but once it's over you'll be on top of the world!!
    1277 days ago
    Hang in there!
    1277 days ago
    Good job to keep it to 2 bites, to realize that your mood was sugar withdrawals, to walk and bike, and to get to bed on time. Keep at it and I would think that you will see results soon.

    1277 days ago
    Oh, you are brave! Salt and sugar are my downfalls. I'm getting better about keeping portions down. But to go cold turkey? I think I would be more than upset or angry! Please give your dog a belly rub for me! Or an ear rub if yours doesn't care for belly rubs!
    1277 days ago
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