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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 PM   #25
Started IP May 17, 2013
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Canada
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S/C/G: 287/179/150

Height: 5'7.5"


Someone recently shared insights when commenting on an article, Are You An Abstainer or a Moderater?

With some foods, I am like an alcoholic. I have to be an Abstainer or I just start sliding right down the slippery slope to defeat. To keep the 'management issue' manageable, I try not to think of having to do without the food forever. Instead, I just work at avoiding 'the first bite.' (Learned from my friend who is an alcoholic...instead of focusing on what he says is the weariness of a lifetime without booze, he just works at avoiding the first sip. He says it doesn't seem so daunting. Avoiding one little sip is easier than dealing with 'never'!)

I know what some of my red light foods are. If there is a situation where I'll have to face them and I can't be confident of my capacity to self manage, I completely avoid those situations.

The article is interesting!

Your comments about sugars/carbs are spot on!

w1: 11 lbs; w2: 4 lbs; w3: 3.6 lbs; w4: 5 lbs; w5: 5 lbs;w6: 2.4 lbs; w7: 1.4lbs; w8: 6lbs ; w9: 1lb w10: 4.6 lbs w11: 0lbs w12: 5 lbs; w13: 2 lbs w14: 4 lbs ; w15: no w.i.; w16: 11.5 lbs ; w17: 1 lb; w18: 2.5 lbs; w19: 2 lbs; w20: .5; w21: no w.i.; w22: 9 lbs; w23: 3.5 lbs ...

No longer morbidly obese! Total loss now = 108 lbs. With thanks to the Ideal Protein Diet (a form of ketogenic nutrition)!

Low carb life is my liberation!

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