This is hard....worried....
Okay, so here is my problem. I am picky! LOL! I don't eat a whole lot of variety as it is but with these limitations I just don't see how I can stick to this. I want to but I just am not sure if I can. I love brown rice so that is a plus. And I do eat eggs and chicken. I can eat beef and pork but I don't like it really. I do enjoy black beans and black eyed peas and kind of thing. But....the only grain on the list that I like is Rice. That is it....so what is a girl to do. And I enjoy rice cakes (the plain ones) but I just heard that puffed rice is different than rice cakes so now I don't know if can eat the rice cakes and have never seen the puffed rice. And my drink....well, I can't even really drink juice now because of the 'natural flavors' so I am really not sure what to do about all this. Am I just looking for an excuse to not do it? Mayube I am...I don't know. I just know that there is not much left for me to eat....at least it feels that way. I did order the cook book so maybe I will get some idea there. And I had a couple of people that gave me tofu recipes and I definitely don't enjoy tofu. I just don't know. I mean, so far I have been doing very good (today I ate something I should have but I got right back on plan after). I was in town today and was like, "Wow, I guess I had better hurry and get home because I surely can't get anything to eat while I am out." But, then I realized I can go to Subway and get a salad with oil and vinegar. That was yummy but is the only thing I can eat when I run into town? I just don't know guys. I just don't know. I just did not realized that EVERYTHING has sugar, wheat, or flour...no wonder I am a stinking addict! It is EVERYWHERE! Not sure if I can do this. Need some sort of encourageing words if anyone has any for me. I am not giving up yet but I am getting worried.
Hi Dawnbelieves- I know it can seem overwhelming, that we'll never enjoy food again. There are a couple of things I was told in the beginning that really helped me. One was to keep an open mind, and another was to try something new every week. The open mind wasn't just about the different kinds of foods that I was going to be eating, it was also about noticing when I started feeling better and when the cravings lifted. It was about trusting my Higher Power when I couldn't trust myself. I turned eating different foods into an adventure, and since I've always liked to eat, I found that I enjoyed most everything I tried (there are a few I won't try again, but only a few). I also remembered that while in the disease, I didn't eat a wide variety of food, and sometimes my plate of food was all white. These days, my plate is full of beautiful colors, textures and flavors.
It might help to plan one day at a time for a week, then write out your plan for a full week. The whole change may not be so overwhelming. Remember also, that withdrawal happens for us addicts. Headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lethargy are a few of the symptoms. Take care of yourself when these appear, drink water, rest...and don't eat sugar, flour or wheat.
Keep coming back...it's worth it. Linda
Thanks so much for the encouraging words. I needed it! I did terrible yesterday and because of it felt like I have a sure enough hangover when I woke this morning. It was strange how going four full days without sugar, flour, and wheat and then eating a bunch on the fifth day really messed me up. It proves that I am definiltely an addict and this has to stop for me. So, I got up this morning and planned my day of food. I am going to have to try some new things but I am looking forward to it. I ordered the cook book and can't wait for it to get here. I think that will make it a little easier to plan my days as I have no idea what to cook really. I am so used to cooking stuff that I sooooo shouldn't be eating. Be blessed, Dawn
This is something I needed to see today. I'm feeling really good about the food plan on day 12 (today) but I know I am going to have to try new things food and otherwise. As far as food goes I get into habit of knowing what I like or feel comfortable with and staying away from what I don't.
Originally Posted by lbressem
But that's what life is about right? Otherwise it wouldn't be living.
food addict in NC
Congratulations on your abstinence, gettingitright ~ 12 days is awesome! Keep coming, and keep sharing. Let us know how you're doing as you go along, day to day. Sharing our recovery with others helps us to keep our own abstinence, and of course, it's a huge help for those we're sharing with too.
Keep it going!
Keep sharing, we're here for you :)