Wow, you so related to my tale of shame, embarrassment and self disgust when processed carbs had me under their control.
You knew exactly what I meant when I said that those toxic carbs (movie popcorn, corn snacks and other chips) cast a spell on me.
You, too, have felt Crazy Cravings™, which have led you, too, to do so much Heartbreak Bingeing™ that you gained a lot of weight quickly.
A little history is in order. Recently, I confessed to the thousands of people on my mailing list, which you, too, can join that back in late 2012 to mid-2013 after the death of my Mom and the grueling last year with her, during which my cancer-ridden mother inadvertently angrily abused, belittled and betrayed me, I mindlessly rushed to nutrient-poor quickie carbs. Months later, I’d gained 21 pounds.
At last, four-plus years later, I have the courage to easily confess to my extended Carb Relapse without shedding a tear, getting choked up or feeling mortified. I’m now vulnerably but confidently confessing that for some six months after Mom left this earth that I mindlessly, powerlessly shoveled processed carbs into my mouth with an irrational fury and velocity and completely blew my diet.
After coming back from an awesome Tony Robbins mastermind, I felt moved to write to the confessed to my list.
Read some comments I received from people who felt fed up with having sugar or carb relapses. I’m only using first names to protect the people, who’ve slipped with sugar or carbs.
One email was more poignant than the next. Linda wrote:
Thank you for being truthful and honest with your readers.
I have been on a detox diet, lost a bunch of weight and am now trying to figure out my new eating.
Unfortunately, I am a sucker for free food.
Yesterday I was at a wine tasting fundraiser and overate because there was food that I hadn’t had in a long time and “wouldn’t be able to eat again.” Tonight I went to a networking event and the same thing happened.
You would think I lived in a 3rd world country with no access to good food. (Note from Connie: My emphasis.)
FOMO, feeling deprived, feeling like I deserved it……., all feelings that I didn’t know how to handle.
I’m terribly afraid that my hard work will be undone. This all or nothing thinking has got to go!
Would love to hear how you got back on track. Thank you!