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Old 03-06-2018, 00:25   #1
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Okay, grab another cup of coffee because it is time for a little bit of tough love.

I know I have ranted about this before, but yeah, I am fixin' to do so again.

Stop saying you "fell off the wagon". That makes it sound like it was an accident and the truth is, it was very likely a conscious decision to eat in a manner that you already knew was a bad decision. You convinced yourself that one little taste wasn't going to hurt or that there is nothing wrong with taking a day off from diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes doesn't take a day off and the consequences of the decision can come back to haunt you.

How do I know? Because I have been exactly where you are. I am willing to bet we have experienced many of the same challenges.

It took me far too long to understand that the LCHF/KETO way of life isn't a "diet". It is the medicine that I choose to control diabetes. It took me even longer to learn that (for me) that price of "cheating" was way too high. Every single time I gave in to cravings it took me weeks (sometimes months) to get back on track. It simply was not worth it.

That being said, don't beat yourself up when you screw up. Own up to the mistake, dust yourself off, and simply move on. Not tomorrow, not next week, but right this minute.

We've all been there. Let's support each other. Together we can CHOOSE to say on track.

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I wanted to add a couple of tips that have helped me.

Be Prepared: Most of my mistakes have been from not being prepared. As an example, getting busy or tired and not feeling like cooking. I have since learned to always have prepped stuff ready to go - stuff I can just grab.

Know Your Limits: I have a lot of trouble with portion control when it is something that I REALLY like a lot. I no longer buy almond butter in the jar because I know I will blink and the jar will be empty. I buy little foil style packets that are ONE serving. (Yes, I check the ingredients.)

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Good post, Cricket.

I will plead guilty to using that phrase.

You're right -- it is a conscious decision, pretty much every time. The good thing, though -- and I believe this is true for everything in life, not just food -- is that we can always at any moment make a different (and ideally better) choice.

Preparation certainly helps. But when it's not possible, we still can choose the options which cause us the least harm and do better next time.

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Okay, grab another cup of coffee because it is time for a little bit of tough love.

I know I have ranted about this before, but yeah, I am fixin' to do so again.

Stop saying you "fell off the wagon". That makes it sound like it was an accident and the truth is, it was very likely a conscious decision to eat in a manner that you already knew was a bad decision. You convinced yourself that one little taste wasn't going to hurt or that there is nothing wrong with taking a day off from diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes doesn't take a day off and the consequences of the decision can come back to haunt you.

How do I know? Because I have been exactly where you are. I am willing to bet we have experienced many of the same challenges.

It took me far too long to understand that the LCHF/KETO way of life isn't a "diet". It is the medicine that I choose to control diabetes. It took me even longer to learn that (for me) that price of "cheating" was way too high. Every single time I gave in to cravings it took me weeks (sometimes months) to get back on track. It simply was not worth it.

That being said, don't beat yourself up when you screw up. Own up to the mistake, dust yourself off, and simply move on. Not tomorrow, not next week, but right this minute.

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With the picture prompting a western era thought, I don't see me as one falling off the wagon but more resembling the stunt cowboy that dismounts a galloping horse hanging on to the saddle horn, touches the ground, and hops back in the saddle, without causing the horse to miss a stride.

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With the picture prompting a western era thought, I don't see me as one falling off the wagon but more resembling the stunt cowboy that dismounts a galloping horse hanging on to the saddle horn, touches the ground, and hops back in the saddle, without causing the horse to miss a stride.
I wish I was even sometimes that graceful...

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With the picture prompting a western era thought, I don't see me as one falling off the wagon but more resembling the stunt cowboy that dismounts a galloping horse hanging on to the saddle horn, touches the ground, and hops back in the saddle, without causing the horse to miss a stride.

I have always loved that visual and as a teenager my brother and I tried this a few times when we were raising horses to not too successful results.

Can't remember which Saturday Morning TV cowboy used to actually do that, was it the Lone Ranger?


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I honestly don't remember seeing it on the old western TV shows. Searching google is not finding me any answers either.

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I am guilty of saying that "I fell off the wagon." But I've never taken that phrase to mean I accidently "fell off the wagon." I did make an conscious decision to be bad and "fall off the wagon."

There was a time when I had a drinking problem. Sometimes when things got tough or I experienced one of those triggers, I knowingly and consciously started to drink again.

"Falling off the wagon" just means that you've resumed bad habits. Could be alcohol, food, drugs, etc.

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Ya wanna know the best part of not "cheating" on your meal plan?

Eventually, the cravings go away when you remove the option to try just one taste.

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