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  1. Thank you so much. It helps to know the worst is over. Though I fear for myself in the long run. I wanna make it to the big numbers like you guys. I dont wanna fail a month or a year from now. Dont wanna "forget" how horrible is was you know?

  2. Maybe you should write a post about the details of how horrible it was so we can all keep that memory. Or if that's too traumatic to share, a journal entry. You can read it if the prehistoric part of your brain tries to convince you that you should drink again.

  3. Thank you for this! I was losing motivation because I didn't think of this as progress, but going back to square one.

  4. In my attempts to quit alcohol I relapsed at least ten times. Once I started counting my sober time as progress towards my goal, I started feeling better about myself and having confidence to visualize permanent change. I already feel I have that skill in place now for quitting sugar. I haven't YET quit for good like I finally did with the alcohol, but the days with sugar are fewer and farther between.

  5. The pairing thing is what is so hard for to me to give up. I usually watch TV shows while eating candy and when I'm quitting sugar, I don't watch TV shows anymore. I guess it's a good thing to quit both but I feel like I relapse more often because I want this combination, not necessarily the sugar.

  6. Have you tried simply salted popcorn? It's a tasty light treat!

  7. I babysat from the time I was old enough to babysit up until graduating from college. I realized how hard and thankless it was. I love kids but don't want to go through all that, so I work with kids :)

  8. I tell them that it's success rate is very low and that my success rate while in it was much lower. I tell them that I didn't feel powerless and that AA made me want to drink whereas learning coping mechanisms and changing my perception of alcohol via books like This Naked Mind, Alcohol Explained, and Alcohol Lied to Me make me not want to drink.

  9. Pints of ice cream. It's bad when it's the Ben and Jerry's kind and each pint is over 1150 calories. Bluebell is better because a pint is between 600-800 calories.

  10. Sorry to be a downer but I don't look any better! A solid 40 day regime of not drinking, taking supplements, eating well and taking my make off every night has left my skin looking like a prison riot!! I'm in my 40's but have the skin of a puberty ridden teenager.

  11. If you replaced alcohol with sugar that could be the issue. I'm 38 and have always had adult acne until I quit eating sugary stuff. It's super hard because it hits my dopamine receptors like alcohol, but it's worth it.

  12. This is so stupid, but here we go. I've disabled and have chronic pain problems, so I always go to bed with some kind of bad ache or cramp to keep me awake. At some point, I got into the habit of daydreaming that I was injured and am recovering. Sometimes I'm a soldier on an alien ship, sometimes I'm an SCP, or a Marvel villain turned good. Sometimes its angsty, sometimes more sweet. Whatever the background, it's always that I have many people around to care for me, I'm finally safe from whatever situation harmed me, and I can relax and sleep away the pain. My therapist surprisingly encouraged it as a coping mechanism when I told her about it. It works wonders.

  13. Have you heard of the book "You Are Not Your Pain" by Vidyamala Burch? It really helped me with chronic pain by helping change my brain's reaction to it.

  14. I feel bad for this person! I have vivid memories of being terrorized by a wild turkey as a kid and it still haunts me.

  15. I have memories of being attacked (okay really just nipped at) by a rooster!

  16. wdym get out of there? Like make new friends replace old ones who pressure me to eat sugar?

  17. Yes. I wouldn't abandon them just yet. Tell them clearly that you do not want sugar and you need their support to help keep you from eating it because you are at risk of developing a debilitating disease (Diabetes). If they Still pressure you after you've made it completely clear, then yes, I'd find new friends who respect you and your wishes.

  18. I had two friends in high school who were German exchange students and I think of them and how fun they were.

  19. Is that really three cups of sugar, total? Because...well, no.

  20. I went from being an alcoholic to having bad issues with sugar. However, the confidence I gained after FINALLY quitting alcohol for good (it was REALLY HARD) has helped me in my attempts at dramatically reducing added sugar intake.

  21. Your tastebuds will adjust to less sugar if you let them. If you keep adding honey and sweets they won't adjust to more subtle sweetness in food.

  22. USA- Texas 1997-2001: The Odyssey, The Iliad, 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Grapes of Wrath, The Mayor of Casterbridge County, The Scarlet Letter, The Jungle, Native Son, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Joy Luck Club, The Good Earth, Night, A Separate Peace, The Power of One, Heart of Darkness, The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, Walden. That's all I can think of at the moment.

  23. Those two really intimidate me. Do you think it would be a good place to start? Thank you so much!

  24. I had to read The Grapes of Wrath in high school and I will never forget it (I'm 38). It was the reason Steinbeck became my favorite writer. What exactly intimidates you about a book? I'm trying to understand.

  25. I have absolutely no idea. 😂 I regularly ate bread (which has added sugar in the US), pb&j (lots-o sugar in jam/preserves), homemade brownies regularly, fast food (added sugar, usually), vodka sauce (added sugar in my favorite brand: Bertolli) with pasta (carbs = complex sugar?), milk (lactose = sugar), orange juice (pure liquid sugar), salad dressing with added sugar (nowadays I prefer dressing without added sugar), TV dinners and the like (added sugar), instant soups with added sugar (now I prefer ones without), fancy Starbucks coffees (tons-o-sugar), flavored yogurts (store-bought), fruit cocktail drinks... the list goes on!!

  26. If you did have fatty liver and quit drinking AND sugar, you can reverse that. My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic fatty liver. He cut back dramatically and now has no sign of fatty liver. I'm surprised your doctor won't check. I'd go to a different doctor.

  27. Twelve emergency meals! Haha I would love to see the 1926 version of Hamburger Helper.

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