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I remember distinctly the night I started the journey to recovery from my addiction to sugar and flour. I had gotten to the point, yet again, where I either needed to lose weight or buy new pants. It was time for a change and I was terrified.
I am not the primary cook in our house. In fact, if anything, my non-skills as a cook are often the source of jokes among us. It’s often that bad!
Then, in addition to that, we signed on as Independent Wildtree Representatives in April 2017. The convenience of our Wildtree pantry was all of a sudden called into question as I was ready to swear off a good percentage of the products in our cabinet.
I had decided that I was ready to take the plunge and try Bright Line Eating (www.brightlineeating.com). The foundation of the plan is abiding by 4 bright lines: 1) No sugar or other sweetners, 2) no flour of any kind, 3) no snacking between meals, and 4) measured food quantities.
Following these 4 rules may sound extreme to some but when I took the Food Addiction Quiz (www.foodfreedomquiz.com), I was a 9 out of 10 on the Susceptibility Scale. That means that I’m extremely likely to develop a food addiction and any attempt to lose weight needs to take that into account. Without a different approach, any weight loss success was significantly likely to end up with me regaining the weight. That would put me right back in the same position – crying on the couch and desperate for recovery.
Fast forward to today. It’s been five and a half months. I’ve lost 36lbs. I’ve started some in-home strength training. I’m seriously considering running my first ever half-marathon later this year. This journey is transforming me physically but also in so many other ways.
I’m looking forward to sharing my journey with you.