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Good bye. ..McDonald's Sweet Tea. I will miss your sweetness. You are my most favorite drink in the world. I spent good money on you week after week. But that's all over.

Good bye....candy. Oh candy. Our relationship is almost 40 years old. Many times you have been my best friend. Any and all types of candy. I have loved you all. There is something so fabulous about eating candy...but the reality is that you were a bandaid to my life. If I got upset, happy, mad or sad...you were always there. But that's all over.

Good bye Cool Ranch Doritos and Lime Tostitos. You two were good for a night time hang out. But that's all over.

Good bye Soda...esp Wild Cherry Pepsi. I mean come on your WILD and quick and easy to find at every check out aisle in every store. But that's all over.

Today I am breaking up with all of you. I am starting my Day 1 of PreOp. Your power and control over me are no more. I am ready to make new friends. Friends that will take care of my body, heal my body, nourish my body....not slowly try to kill me. You and I have had a lifetime together. But your time has ended and mine is just beginning....and you will not have any power left over me.

Sincerely,

The girl who loved you too much but realizes she deserves more.

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Good for you! I also had a "breakup" with certain foods myself over a week ago when I began my pre-op diet. My surgery is next Wednesday on the 15th and honestly the pr-op diet has not been as hard as I thought I would be, thank you Jesus. Trust me I have been praying for God's help in this because I loved sweets lol, but since beginning this pre-op diet I have not been craving the sweets as I did before. Sometimes I do like last night, but I made me some Protein ice-cream with 1 c of unsweetened almond milk, which is only 1 carb, and 1 scoops of Isopure, chocolate protein, which is 0 carbs, and 2c of ice, and blend it all up in your blender. It gave me my protein and cured my craving for chocolate. So yes, this is very doable, we've just got to look for foods/recipes that are a healthy alternative to our cravings and fit into our lives. We can't look at as losing weight means losing our favorite foods, we have to look at losing weight as gaining a healthy lifestyle that will result in a fuller life. We can do this!


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Protein ice cream sounds very good!!! I'm glad you are doing so well! My surgery will be 5 days after yours. We got this!!!



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You go girl! I am greakung my addiction to sugar just like the alcoholics....one day at a time. My surgery will be in August. I said goodbye to sodas and fast food years ago,,even my beloved pizza Hut, who moved right down the street as soon as I stopped eating it!!! Talk about ironic. Before it was a 15 mile ride to get Pizza Hut, now they deliver to my door!!!

Ughhhh, I feel like Alanis Morissette singing, " Traffic jam, picking up my pizza late, but now home delivery well isnt this great. Because now its 10,000 salads and not a hot pizza in sight, ....Feeling positive because I am doing my body right!!!.....isnt it ironic, ,yeah a little too ironic. :) well I really do think !

LOL, FEEL THE POWER BREAKING THE ADDICTION!!

I have a saying I repeat everyday because it is a day to day walk to break the addiction. "NO Cookies, NO CANDY NO SUGAR NO SWEETS" over and over ...it helps.:)

GOD Bless!

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K_aane. Yes Yes Yes!!!! Everything about what you wrote YES!!!!!



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Good bye. ..McDonald's Sweet Tea. I will miss your sweetness. You are my most favorite drink in the world. I spent good money on you week after week. But that's all over.
Good bye....candy. Oh candy. Our relationship is almost 40 years old. Many times you have been my best friend. Any and all types of candy. I have loved you all. There is something so fabulous about eating candy...but the reality is that you were a bandaid to my life. If I got upset, happy, mad or sad...you were always there. But that's all over.
Good bye Cool Ranch Doritos and Lime Tostitos. You two were good for a night time hang out. But that's all over.
Good bye Soda...esp Wild Cherry Pepsi. I mean come on your WILD and quick and easy to find at every check out aisle in every store. But that's all over.
Today I am breaking up with all of you. I am starting my Day 1 of PreOp. Your power and control over me are no more. I am ready to make new friends. Friends that will take care of my body, heal my body, nourish my body....not slowly try to kill me. You and I have had a lifetime together. But your time has ended and mine is just beginning....and you will not have any power left over me.
Sincerely,
The girl who loved you too much but realizes she deserves more.


Awesome post, this sums up everything I have been feeling and couldn't put into words. Thank you so much!



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Also, you can find these 2 movies on Netflix. They are great and you will find them an immense help in looking at food differently. HUNGRY FOR CHANGE & FOOD MATTERS.
I promise you will enjoy them. Watch Hungry for Change first. :)



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Posted (edited)

Barring my taste buds changing to dislike them there is no way in hell I am parting with foods I can't get in Canada that I used to have back in the states:

- Round Table pizza (California and a few other states)

- In N Out Burger (California and a few other states)

- Jamba juice (numerous states)

- Premier Pizza (San Jose area, California)

- Tacos El Grullense (Bay Area, California)

- Wienerschnitzel (California and a few other states)

- Jack in the Box (numerous states)

- Hormel Chili (No Beans, Turkey No Beans)

- Armour Chili

- Yoplait Yogurt (different than the Yoplait in Canada)

- It's It Ice Cream Sandwiches

- Japaleno Cheddar Dip (Fritos?) and Fritos Scoops

Things I have ditched due to taste buds changing during weight management program:

- Pizza Rolls

- Hot Pockets

- 99% of chips and other related Snacks

- Soda (I will miss you soda, but you taste like crap now and you helped eff up my liver :angry:)

- Any and all alcohol (didn't drink much anyways, but if and only if my liver completely resolves the fibrosis issue will I ever touch alcohol again, pretty sad since I've never had an alcohol problem to begin with)

The difference is with the foods I will still eat, is that 1) I almost never have them as my trips back to the US lately have been few and far between (only a few times a year), 2) I will maintain the tiny portions and caloric/carb restrictions, meaning for things like the Super Burrito from El Grullense.. I might be paying 5 bucks, eat a few bites, save more for later, or if wife/daughter don't want it, throw it away.

Still plan on stocking up on the chili (Hormel/Armour) from US trips for days like Super Bowl Sunday.. one of my fav SB dips are Fritos Scoops with Jalapeno Cheddar dip and chili. Of course, my portion size will be minuscule compared to everyone else's, but don't care. :lol:

Edited by PatientEleventyBillion

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