I have an addicting personality, not meaning that people are addicted to me, lol, I mean I am always addicted to something. In October I began slowly making changes. I quit smoking first. This was my 4th time to quit and hopefully my last, it was a 20 year 2 pack a day habit. Nothing about it was easy but I had a little drill sargent in my head that would get mean with me if I needed it and told me like it is. I got pretty ugly with myself sometimes but thats how I had to fight through that and I made it out the other side, yea me!
Next was to quit Dr peppers, yes Dr Peppers. I was addicted to them for about 15 years or more. I don't mean 1 or 2 a day, I mean all day everyday that is all I drank. We have a Sonic drive in here and I loved their Dp's. I would get 5 or more a day, I wouldnt drink all of it though, when it got watered down a little I needed a fresh one. I was spending about $300 or more a month on Dr Peppers, yup pathetic. I quit Dr Peppers completley, I got use to tea. I didn't like tea at first but eventually I aquired a taste for it. So addiction #2 done, Yea me!
Next was caffeine,even tea has caffeine. My body has not gone a day without a steady supply of caffeine for about 15 years. I did it gradually, I boiled a decaff tea bag with a regular one for a long time, then decaff totally. Of course I had a headache for awhile. My body did not go into shock, the world still spins and I moved on without caffeine. addiction #3 done, yea me!
Ah now the dreaded yet dearly loved sugar, I am going through this process as we speak. I have managed to cut out all refined sugar except, I make my tea with half sugar and half splenda but this will soon end also. This will be my last addiction to conquer (there may be other kinds of addictions besides food that I am in denial about who knows lol), I can do it and so can you. Slowly, very slowly so be patient, you will stop craving it, just as people stop craving nicotine, caffeine, sodas, it will happen it just takes time.
I thought I was going to have weight loss surgory, my insurance company decided they didn't have to go by their little book of guidelines so my world came tumbling down and there I was fat and depressed with no addictions to make me feel better. I called and made an appointment with Metabolic Research Center ( I tried everything else I could think of). I have barely started but it sounds very promising. I was shocked when I found out I could have eggs, cheese, bread, and fruit along with the veggies and protien(pinch me). Anyway, I tried also WW, Atkins, Low fat, Slimfast, medications, this is the first one that seems realistic and doable, will see. Sorry, I didn't mean to write a book, I couldn't sleep, lol. Good luck at whatever you decide.