I am glad to say that I am in a good place and have been “binge free” for sometime now. I still really can’t say exactly how it happened, but there was a “shift” in my thinking which led to major changes in my behavior.
I am not sure if we really got into my obsession with frozen yogurt in any of our conversations, but for the past 25+ years I have been OBSESSED with eating frozen yogurt. I have been eating at least one a week and always get a fairly large size. I know every yogurt store in So. Cal and always plan my Saturday nights out around being close to one of my favorite “fro yo” stores. After eating a medium or large yogurt I would get gassy, bloated and constipated the next morning. I was never really able to stand back and pass on a yogurt to not have to experience all the side effects. Like anyone addicted to anything I only cared about eating a yogurt with no regard for the pains I felt afterward.
About 3 months or so ago I decided to eliminate most dairy from my diet and see how I felt. Although the thought of not having my frozen yogurt was daunting, however I decided to give it a go. Lo and behold I felt so much better….less gas, bloat and overall I felt so much better. I am very aware of what I put in my mouth and always felt like dairy was a problem for me. I was aware of all the chemicals that are put into the yogurt (but didn’t seem to care.) I am happy to tell you that I have not had a yogurt in months and ready for the best part……I am NOT struggling with any type of regret, sadness or deprivation. I cannot tell you how amazing this is for me. I drive by yogurt stores without even the slightest second thought. If someone would have told me that I would not have eaten a frozen yogurt in months and not cared, I would have never believed them. As I said in the beginning there was a shift that occured in my thinking.
I am grateful for my time with you and the changes I have made. The changes are not about diet, deprivation or willpower. What has happened is completely different. I do have my “moments” and give into a craving, but have made dramatic improvements from 6 months ago. I am amazed over what has happened. Quite simply, Thank you.