Monday, November 15, 2010

Tis Food Porn Season again!

Thanksgiving is little more than a week away and instead of thinking of what I can get away with eating I have been focusing on all the things I can do that week with my friends and family. Five years ago my daddy died the day before Thanksgiving. Almost a year to the day later I finally admitted I had a problem with food that I could not handle on my own and I sought help. Four years later, for the fourth year in a row, I am thinner, happier and grateful to be where I am in my life and grateful to all the wonderful people who are in my life today. Being grateful does not mean I relax and take my recovery from food addiction for granted. 

The Food Network is verboten in our bedroom for the next 6 weeks. We are in the season of food shows dripping with holiday decadence in the form of butter and sugar. I make it part of my personal responsibility (my action plan) to not put myself in a position to be too tired or too hungry while mindlessly watching the Food Porn network at night. I do not need visions of sugar plums dancing in my head while I sleep. I do not want to doze while on the boob tube a large southern lady is covering everything she can reach in butter. I have been graced with a state of bliss right now. I do not eat the foods that cause my uncontrollable cravings and in return I am not overeating or having any cravings.

Foods that are not in my food plan include milk fat (butter, cheeses, whole or part-skim milk products of any animal), sugar (this includes high fructose corn syrup, any other corn syrup, beet sugar, agave, fructose) and any foods containing any sugar or milk fat. I do not eat foods that are breaded or deep fried. I do not eat bread products that are made with processed foods or enriched flours. 

It took me a long time to honestly face and ACCEPT the truth of what foods caused my cravings. Is there any food on that list would be worth having in exchange for the sane world I live and eat in today? There isn't a bite or a binge that can replace the good feeling of dropping over 215 pounds and keeping the pounds off! 

~Jane

2 comments:

-J.Darling said...

Hi Jane! I'm new to your blog and I'll be putting a link to this post in my weight loss blog! It'll be really amping up in December! :)

Jane Cartelli said...

Thank you for posting. You are right about December - people who are struggling will be looking for support and inspiration. If anyone can find help by reading my blog then I am happy to keep writing and sharing what is working today.