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Happycamper

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I am so happy to have found Dee and this site!  Two years ago I lost 60 pounds in approx. 9 months by eliminating refined sugar from my diet.  I never made it to the next step of white flour.  The VERY day I hit my goal of 145 pounds, I pronounced myself "cured" and could now eat sugar, in small amounts mind you, and now I could handle it!  I sit here now, 2 years later, 60 pounds heavier!!!  It is all back and I feel awful.  There are bulges I have never seen before.  I am sooooo tired, I just know I have a terrible disease (which of course I don't), my IBS and body are screaming at me.  The reaction from white flour and white sugar are so blatant I don't even have to GUESS at the problem.  But, still, I decided to throw my book away that started it all, about food addiction, because there is NO way I could live the rest of my life without sugar.  No more birthday cake?  No more ice cream?  No more cookies?  Unfathomable.  I decided if I could just try a little harder, eat healthier, watch my content, I could do it.  My body finally won!  As crazy as this sounds to me, I knew the only thing I could do was take out the refined sugars and white flour.  Who else lives like this, I thought.  No one I know.  So many of my friends tried to do this when they saw me lose all that weight, but none of them could.  I thought I was all alone.  NOW, NOW, TODAY, I found this website.  I can't explain the hope I feel.  I wish I could cancel work for a week and just learn, learn, learn.  I have been on the message board for over two hours.  I have printed so many things out, as I have to make a grocery store run this afternoon.  Some things I was familiar with, but many not!  The weight loss will be great, but even without it, I just want to FEEL better!  I hope you all don't get sick of me.  I so look forward to learning more and talking with people who know what I am talking about and with people who also know the purpose and value of this kind of lifestyle.  I am so excited!!!  In addition, just in the last 4 days I have lost 4.7 pounds, so that is another push!   This is not an easy way of life, but with Dee's help and the rest of the people on this site, I think it WILL get easier and easier!  Thanks so much Dee for all of this!

 

 

quiltscrapmom

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Happy Camper - I am there with you.  As I read your post I see myself on the other end actually typing almost word for word.  I agree with you this lifestyle has it's own challeges however the rewards out way them, by far.  I don't know if you also went to Dee's website but she also has a cookbook available.  I have tried almost all those recipes and enjoyed everyone. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more from you. 

Happycamper

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Wow, I can't tell you how much it means to have Dee and others for support in this.  It makes ALL the difference. 

 

Today has been a bit of a "hungry" day for me.  I haven't been tempted to eat unhealthy, just eat more.  Stress has been high, that is probably it.  I'm a stress eater.  I decided instead of comforting myself with food, I am going to take a long, hot bubble bath with a new magazine AND I am going to forego the vaccuming!!! 

 

Email me anytime quiltscrapmom, we can help each other too!

 

I did purchase Dee's cookbook and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival in the mail.  For now I have some other recipes that I got out of Sugar Busters and other books.  I only make the ones that have NO sweeteners of any kind.  I have a killer meat loaf recipe. 

 

quiltscrapmom

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Yes I am so with you I am a total stress eater, unhappy eater, worried eater, depressed eater, just feeling sorry for myself eater, and a happy eater. Are you getting the point? What I am getting at is for every emotion I eat. I love that you already realize this and take a bath instead. You need to take some me time. Oh by the way the vacuuming will still be there for you another day even if you did vacuum. The "me" time recharges your batteries to stay strong for the next day.

I can't believe how addicted I am to food. I actually got a chance to take Dee training class and found out what is really in your food. WOW I ate that!!! Is what I said most of the time.

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