BendySimcha

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  1. BendySimcha

    Starting March 1st

    @hchc I put our toaster away too!!
  2. BendySimcha

    Starting March 1st

    @alcazn @RabbitFood oh, yeah, potatoes. I have ended up remembering many years ago giving them up and reintroducing them and bloating and pain and.... OH NO! And now that I know they are nightshade family, they have been on my 'don't' list for three years. I have not used potatoes these two weeks. About the sweet potatoes - totally different food family, so I want to say, was there another food there you hadn't had for a while... I am also realising that broccoli gives me bad gas, like it did when I was preggers. But cauliflower doesn't... I want to avoid broccoli again for several days or a week and see if it happens again, and maybe cook it longer. @Leekeetria as above :-) and to you and @Jenny85 the scale.... @alcazn the scale... I actually have a daily app reminder in my phone and weighing in was on my daily checklist. I wanted to remove it, but decided to USE IT to resist the urge. The urge was there again this morning, and sure enough, the Daily 30 talked about it again. The scale is NOT my friend... how am I seeing that my body is changing... THAT's my "weigh-in" Think I'll try that. I am seeing/feeling my love-handles getting smaller. And my skin IS better. I will weigh myself Day 31. What if I just chose another 30 day challenge and a "reward" is weighing in at the end if I succeed. Really? One day I will feel like the number doesn't matter? Who took that, tricked me, made it important?!? maybe some journalling about that will open an old emotional door... that I now need to lock and toss/lose the key to... Half way there!! - Failure is not an option!! Thanks for that @Leekeetria, and borrow away.. we all need each other's encouragements. It is a real help this morning to be in here. And thank you for the sympathy. Here's a really weird connection -- in 2014, my gym did a sugar-free challenge, using Robert Lustig's great work to motivate us. We started 2/1, 50+ of us went a week, 20+ went a second week, 7 of us challenged ourselves to go till Easter, and my Dad died 2/23... I didn't falter and wasn't tempted. I know that is helping me as here we are, my husband doing this for the first time in his life, and I remembered this morning about 2014. I haven't told/asked him yet, if he remembers.
  3. BendySimcha

    Starting March 1st

    @Mountain Girl Oh, the not being where my food is... My FIL is at a Residential Care facility, took a turn for the worst, and we've been living in the car two hours each way, at his bedside, the emotion and sleep deprivation and all of it. I packed snacks, thinking we'd tackle the "Eating Out" challenge, but this situation also made us not very hungry, so the snacks were oddly "enough". My husband is loving almond butter and apple or banana as his sweet tooth diminshes. And to all - that's why I haven't been around. Also, we've been getting the Daily 30, reading it together in the morning and then checking our "reward" in the evening, and it's been a real encouragement and has helped us stay on track. It's March 15, DAY !!!!! WOO HOO!!! We are tackling a lot of molehills that wanted to be mountains. Yesterday, as I was at the hardware store register, the dark chocolate mint temptations were calling my name... I said "Hello" to them, than admitted outloud that I wanted chocolate and said immediately afterward "No, I don't want chocolate" and then at the grocery store right after that there was some other old sweet calling me, and I said the same thing. Then, it hit me -- emotional eating, cuz we're wiped out and my FIL is dying... so glad I realized it. And this morning's Daily 30 spoke right into what I went through. There are a lot of little things to share, but I gotta go, just wanted to chaek in and say it's not easy BUT IT'S NOT HARD!!
  4. BendySimcha

    Starting March 1st

    My husband and I started March 1 so DAY 4 DONE!!! YAY!!! And we haven't been too awful to each other, but a bit snappy. Grains are a biggie for him and I realized during a first start last month (11 days, and then blew it on a trip to the city - sushi!! and hub decided the day before that that he REALLY wanted to join me... he'd been "threatening" to for days) that I am a Scale Junkie/Addict... the commitment to not weigh myself was making me crazy... I was looking for excuses and finally stepped on the scale ---- busted!! and he committed to join in... so here we are....