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Aug 01, 2011 - 2 comments

This is a new day and a new week. I've got to take control of what goes into my mouth. I REALLY like food. I like to cook it, smell it taste it and it likes me because it just sticks around all over my body which isn't good for me. I want my cake and eat it too. I went online last night (CJ Banks) and put some clothes on my wish list which I know will be just a tad bit small so I've got to kick it into gear and get this weight off.

I've had a few of those dizzy spells for the last few days but no shooting pains in the heart. Don't know what to do with that. I've actually wondered if I'm having some tiny strokes which is a scary thought. So that is another reason to get this weight off. With my insulin resistance, high triglycerides, and weight, I'm a prime candidate for a stroke. I think I might try going to a naturepath for this. Seems like when I go to the docs they want to put me on meds which I hate. They help for one problem only to cause another. I've also looked at going on a green juice diet. I have the juicer and done some juicing but really??? I don't like it. I just need to do what I need to do and not think about it. When I write next week, I hope to report positive progress.

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by Jannie411, Aug 01, 2011
I can relate - a few friends jokingly call me a "foodie" and a "chocoholic".  What can I say, except I enjoy food too.  Guaranteed all I have to do is look at food or smell food and it magnetizes straight to my hips.  I am just like you - I want to eat everything I want and not gain weight.  I've had a number of "false starts" with diets over the last 10 years where I tried to lose weight and exercise and gave up because nothing was happening because of the meds I was on.  Now that my heart is fixed, I figured I'd give it one more shot with diet and exercise.  To my utter amazement, the weight started coming off.  And the more weight comes off, the more motivating it is.  

When I used to go to Weight Watchers, the group leader used to say "Nothing tastes as good as being thin."  I used to think to myself "hmmmm.....not so sure about that".  But now I am beginning to feel that way.  I go look in the mirror every time I get tempted to binge and say to myself "Do you really want to go back to where you were in January?"   Usually the answer is "No".  Sometimes if that doesn't work, I have just a little bit of whatever it is that I'm craving and then fill up on water or another non-caffeinated beverage.   And another little trick that works for me is to go brush my teeth and rinse with Listerine after - that usually kills the desire to eat anything because food tastes awful after that.  I also write down everything I eat, so I can't cheat too much.  I usually allow myself one cheat a day.

I know you can do it ........ I'm here for you through the journey just like you always are for me.  Hang in there.

I am concerned about those dizzy spells.  If they don't stop soon, it would be a good idea to try the naturepath.  I do understand your dislike of meds - sometimes they cause more problems than not.  The green juice diet sounds interesting, does it taste good though?  

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by merileegal, Aug 02, 2011
Thanks Jannie for your encouraging words and for being there. I almost think I need to hold myself accountable every day so I'm going to address that in my journal daily. Yesterday I did okay until I went shopping. I got really hungry and went for something quick. When I get hungry I still get those darn pacs so I had to self medicate quickly on chips and salsa with a mango papya drink. After that it was all over and I was too tired to care. Wish I could have a diet dr. pepper for the energy.

Today I'm going to start the veg. juice. It's not too bad, not my favorite thing though. My base is always carrot juice and no matter what I put in after that it tastes like carrot juice. I add celery, cucumbers, and then just any kind of greens. The celery and cucumber are supposed to be natural anti inflammatories. Sometimes I add an apple.

I wondering if this dizziness is an overdose on magnesium. I googled that last night and it said it can cause dizziness if you have too much. There has been so much positive said about it on this forum, I decided to take it religiously. Think I'll stop taking it for a week or two and see what happens.

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