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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I stepped on the scale at the Y today and my weight was down 3.5 pounds. As usual, I didn't believe the scale. I assumed it was a mistake even though I believed it completely when it said I gained 20 pounds in three months!!

I realized as I got off the scale how much I need other people's encouragement in my weight loss journey. In the past I got that from Sparkpeople and so I'm back.

A lot has changed since I blogged in 2012. The biggest being my acceptance that I have a food addiction. I told myself for years I just really loved food and then agreed I was an emotional eating. However, in December of 2013, I started attending Overeaters Anonymous meetings and found my people - people who had the same extreme emotional and physical reactions to food as me.

I suspect I am specifically addicted to sugar, so I am working on being abstinent from sugar which for me includes processed sugar found in things like pasta and bread.

I am on day six of my abstinence, and it's been up and down. I've not noticed huge differences yet in how I feel, but I am noticing it's been easier to say no when I'm tempted to go through the drive-thru or eat something that is not on my plan.

I hope to become active on the site again and find my old SP friends and meet some new ones!
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  • 2AWESOME4U
    I am still here and so happy to see you back!
    2265 days ago
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    2268 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    emoticon I've only returned to SP recently myself. Glad to find you here. SP is awesome for support.
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    2268 days ago
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