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What's This All About?

I'm so very tired of being a binge eater. Of being controlled by the need and overwhelming drive to sit on the couch and eat two pints of Ben & Jerry's at a time and then filling like crap afterwards. I've done a lot of reading and exploring about this over the last several years and frankly find that it's a bit overwhelming. There are so many views on how to loose weight, eat healthfully etc... On why people have brain fog and lethargy etc....

Thanks to a Facebook featured post of all things -- I encountered Bright Line Eating and signed up for their boot camp. I'm pretty skeptical about whether this will work -- in the sense that I wonder if I can actually stick to it for even the 8 weeks that the boot camp lasts. At any rate -- I thought I'd start this blog to document that journey/experiment.

I listed in the sidebar some of the books I've read or that I have on my reading list as well as links to people and organizations that have influenced me. Mos…

Day Two of Bright Line Eating Boot Camp: Observations at Mid-Day

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9:00 AM: #Observations. Hello Everyone hope you are having a good BL day. I just finished breakfast on my Day Two. 1.) The oatmeal portion looked tiny to me. I made it with milk this morning which was better than yesterdays with water and had a half protein serving of nuts and a banana and added salt and cinnamon. So what I thought was too small was actually plenty and I was totally satisfied. This portion is about half the amount of oatmeal I had been eating when I ate oatmeal. 2.) I ate A LOT of vegetables yesterday and I like vegetables and already ate what I thought was more than average. I have some gas and bloating this morning (sorry if that's TMI) hopefully just my body getting used to this. 3.) No cravings at all yesterday even as I sat next to my husband drinking wine and eating dessert! 4.) I have to take this one day at a time because honestly I can't conceive of eating this way for a month let a lone forever! 5.) I forgot to do the Nightly check list.

1:15 PM: #Ob…

Bright Line Eating Boot Camp Day One Part One

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Today is the day. To be honest I wonder if I can actually stick to something this rigid for even a month, but it's worth a try for the Boot Camp period and then I'll re-assess. I don't really have a problem with not eating sugar and not eating flour and eating only three meals a day -- it's the strict quantities and division of fats, protein's, grain's, fruit and vegetables at each meal and weighing everything that's a sticking point right now, as this just seems very inflexible to me and not adaptable to travel or eating out -- but I'm hoping to learn from other more seasoned Bright Line Eaters during the Boot camp. I like to cook things together in one pot or pan and this plan has us weigh things after cooking so I don't see how I can then separate out the protein, fat and grain to wright it, but we'll see. I'm one of those people who hates making special requests at restaurants so that may be something I have to get over. I'm also go…

I'm a Sugar Addict

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I've come slowly to the realization that I'm addicted to sugar. I don't want to be. I don't want to have to never eat refined sugar again -- just as an alcoholic can never drink alcohol again. But I just cannot eat sugar in moderation. Oh, it starts out just fine -- with a piece of cake for my Birthday -- for example. Maybe the next day will go okay too and I'll just have one normal to large portion of dessert. From there it goes down hill fast and on the third day I'm thinking about when I can have my next sweet thing. This requires planning because I know I'm going to eat way more than a normal portion so I can't eat it anywhere someone can see me. Some of my latest venues have been in my car on my hour long commute home. I'll stop at the food store and buy a bag of Mint Oreos -- one of my personal favorite binge foods -- and eat one after the other until I start to feel sick. Anyone who has a normal relationship with food is shaking there head a…