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I have come to believe there are two kinds of people: the Moderation People and the "Better-off-leaving-it-alone" People. The past few months have convinced me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am a card carrying member of the second group.
I wish I was a Moderation Person! I would love to be one of these people who could have "just a bite" or handle "just this once and I'll get right back on track tomorrow." For some people, that must be true. Weight Watchers has built a whole program around that concept. For me, however? "Just a bite" is just a big FAT lie. I find myself in a ditch with tire tracks running over me and wondering what the heck happened, anyway.
So although I wish it were different, I am totally at peace with being the Better-Off-Without-It girl. Meat? I'm better off without it. (And so are the animals!) Ditto for dairy, and ditto for sweets, even raw ones, sadly. I would SO rather STAY on track, then try to get BACK on track. You get what I'm saying?
For me, the stuff that I should leave alone is like a little bit of arsenic. Poison. I wouldn't eat a little bit of arsenic, no matter how good it tasted. It would kill me.
I once weighed over 400 lbs. It almost killed me. I was digging my grave with a fork and a spoon.
So I am done with "experiments" of trying to be a Moderation Person. It is too risky. I'm not a-going there.
Just like an ex-smoker can't have "just one puff" or a someone who has overcome alcohol should not have one drink. For me, it's certain foods. It's just how it is. I accept that.
In fact, I rejoice, because I see what I DO get to have! I just went through the recipes and pictures in Penni's new Resolve to Evolve and seriously drooled people! I am done mourning for what I can't have, I can honestly say. And I am so GRATEFUL to Penni for all she has done. Because I may not be able to have some things, but what I do get have is incredible.
I am eating like my life depends on it. It does. Thank you, God, for leading me to the answers. And please bless Penni and Susan and everyone else who is making a path back to health for people like me.
The Grateful Flawed. :)