View Full Version : I have a family, i can't throw out all this food!!!!!
09-02-2011, 12:08 AM
so, maybe you have a partner or children and they eat stuff with sugar/flour/wheat in it every day and YOU CAN'T JUST THROW OUT ALL THAT FOOD.....how do you handle the temptation?? I don't know, frankly, I live alone and had the luxury of dumping all that poison in the trash (expensive, isn't it?)....and now I don't see IT every time I open the frig or look in the cupboard. It would be good to know how other people handle this problem..... do you talk to your family about it, tell them you are going to buy "special" food and to keep hands off bec "that's mom's food?" do you have to cook separate meals or did you change your whole family's diet.... get some of the sugar out of their lives? how do you handle this real life situation? I would be very interested to know.....
09-02-2011, 07:35 AM
My family eats all of those other foods and it's around here all the time - the usual bakery items, the pizza, the deli meats and cheeses and what I needed to do those early months of abstinence was to just look at that food as if it had that sign of poison on it and for me it is poison, so that isn't a very hard stretch. I knew that I needed to take better care of myself and the rest of the family is grown now and they are adults now and are capable of making their own choices. I pray that they be guided to healthier foods and just need to leave it in HP's hands.
09-03-2011, 02:30 AM
That is great....I admire you big time....can't stand to even smell floury stuff...maybe eventually but at least I have an advantage living alone....thinking those foods have the poison label sounds very good, am going to try that, visualizing....the way I now look at alcohol.....thanks for sharing
Marilyn in Ohio:redface:
09-03-2011, 09:41 AM
I have to say that my hubby was a big help at first. It should also be noted that he could eat twinkies, ring dings and drink butter all day and not gain an ounce. He still keeps all of his little snacks in the house, but they aren't my FAVORITE snacks. He never brings home peanut butter/chocolate anything, he'll buy Nutter Butter cookies because I never fiended for them... He gets more chip stuff, because chips were never a weakness for me. He gets ice creams, but they're the "yucky" ones that I don't like (I was a picky food addict), not Ben and Jerry's or cheesecake or what have you. Even if he does eat something triggering for me (a smell of something maybe) I tell him to go put it away as soon as he's done so I don't have to keep looking at or keep smelling it. I also test and trust myself. I would rather be at home and confront these things gradually than have a completely abstinent home and the second I leave my house I'm overloaded with smells and sights that I had gone without. I get stronger every day the poison is in my sight and that's all it remains, is something I see.
09-03-2011, 02:20 PM
GREAT MESSAGE, THANKS MRS. G. I don't know how you can resist the smells of stuff around the house etc so you must be a very strong person! I love the "picky food addict" remark! I love the last line of your message especially "I get stronger every day the poison is in my sight and that's all it remains, is something I see."
09-08-2011, 05:11 AM
IT MUST BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH OTHERS, especially normies who don't have this food thing. Imagine trying to stay on the food plan, avoiding s/f/w/ stuff while it's all around them. I think these people deserve special recognition bec they have to try twice as hard... every time they open the frig, there is somebody else's junk food, they have to sit and watch others eat what they can't eat, that has to be so hard....and they have my ADMIRATION. Just a tip of the hat to those folks who have to live with junk food every day and still struggle and win......
Marilyn in Ohio:chuncky:
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