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Old Mon, Feb-13-17, 15:33
pitfall21 pitfall21 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 310/310/185 Male 69"
Progress: 0%
Default What will I be missing when I cut carbs? (

This is my first day back on the low carb wagon. I've been here before, many times. But I didn't have this mindset. Something has kicked in and I have finally realized I can't eat carbs anymore. Call it rock bottom or whatever it is when someone realizes they cant take another drink or a smoke or a pill. I can't eat another sugary treat or several slices of pizza or bowls of pasta ever again. This is what I will be giving up when I cut carbs...

1. Always pulling my pants up because my waist is huge and my hips are much smaller.
2. Breathing heavy after I eat.
3. Not being able to see my feet when I look down.
4. Not being able to put my socks on by myself.
5. Not getting cramps in my back while I try to reach around with toilet paper.
6. Waking up with neck sweat in the morning.
7. Feeling like I'm in a coma after I eat.
8. Not covering up in front of my wife when I get dressed.
9.Lying in bed at night wondering if I'm going to die from a heart attack.

There's more. But you get the point.

Anyway, I'm back at it and if I can help anyone, please let me know.

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Old Mon, Feb-13-17, 17:08
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thud123 thud123 is offline
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/193.8/000 Male 72 inches
Progress: 43%

Hi Pitfall. At the risk of being presumptuous, I'll offer some observations that have been helpful for me in addressing addiction (since you framed it that way):

"I can't eat another sugary treat or several slices of pizza or bowls of pasta ever again."

1) You CAN eat all the sugary treats and mounds of pizza you like. Most of us have proven this over and over. It's not very helpful to think you CAN'T do something.

2) "...ever again" is a long, long time from right now, right this moment. Now is the only time you can do something about your future.

As long as you don't have some cake, pizza or other sugary treat stuffed into your mouth you're heading in the right direction. Relax, be calm and practice letting go of your worry about the future, and even the great hopes you listed. They may or may not come. Just string a bunch of NOW together and see what happens.

I hope you find this info useful. It has been given in a helpful spirit. We don't really know what the future holds for us so let's do what we can now and embrace whatever comes, good and bad - there will be both.

Welcome back to a way of eating that gives you a respite to work on your mind without being a slave to an "addiction".
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Old Tue, Feb-14-17, 00:59
mten2015 mten2015 is offline
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Posts: 128
Plan: Atkins 72 Induc Lifer IF
Stats: 249/157/150 Female 5'7.5"
Progress: 93%
Location: MN

Oh yes, we have all been there, think I thought this at first too but that didn't last long. Now, just think of all you can have! All the wonderful foods we CAN have, it's awesome really. There are so many good things about this woe, so many positives heading your way and yes, we can have it all. Giving up sugar to get our lives back is a very small price to pay. Sugar is poison, I am convinced of that. Best of luck to you~
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Old Tue, Feb-14-17, 10:40
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Tracy0652 Tracy0652 is offline
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Posts: 121
Plan: atkins/LC
Stats: 275/198/145 Female 64
Progress: 59%

Welcome back! Go down a few threads and read some of the non-scale goals. So many things to look forward to - as well as a healthier YOU! One minute, one hour, one day at a time - you can and WILL do this!
I wish you much success!
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Old Thu, Feb-16-17, 01:45
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Posts: 421
Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/180/180 Male 175cm
Progress: 100%
Location: New Zealand

I would suggest just focusing on what you can eat rather than what you can't. As Thud says, it's easy to fall into a negative mindset when you think too much about what you're missing out on. But on the other hand, think of all the other things you can eat that you might previously have been told were "bad". (Insert fatty dish of choice here. )

It gets easier once you've cultivated enough good eating options; with enough time the old urges will fade...
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Old Thu, Feb-16-17, 06:16
pitfall21 pitfall21 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 310/310/185 Male 69"
Progress: 0%

Well 4 days in. My bloat is gone. Last night I slept all night for the first time in weeks. Like I mentioned I know I'm in this for the long term so my mindset is different than previous times that I tried this WOE. Appreciate the encouragement. Have a nice day!
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