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Jane Stop This Crazy Thing Called Food Addiction

     I spent the entire day thinking about exactly what my first blog was going to be about, whether I wanted it to be all happy or to make the first one about truths. I chose truths. As long as I can remember I have had a weight problem. It was back in the 6th grade I remember one day telling my  Grandfather one day about how the kids were teasing me and he told me be happy with who God made you to be. I think I carried that with me for many years being happy with who I was until later years when I realized yes, God did make me however he did not make me to be obese. It was then I  believe I tried every diet known to man.
     Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, The Carb Diet, Pasta Diet, Pineapple Diet, Juice Diet, Banana Diet, Rice Diet and a plethora of many others. Yes, I did lose weight up to 85 pounds on one of them, Probably lost hundreds total but the same thing keeps happening I gain it all back and then some. Until one day I realized something..Something that for years I thought about but never realized it with food. I was an addict. A food addict. The same way someone craves drugs or alcohol I crave food. And I can be doing well along my journey and all it takes is a bowl of homemade macaroni salad to put me right back where I was.
     Unfortunately there are a lot of people who don’t understand that food is an actual addiction. I have heard my share of don’t eat so much and you will lose weight.  Even that is a moot statement because even if you didn’t eat so much if you are not eating healthy you still will not lose weight. Food addiction starts from the moment you open your eyes until you close them at night. Your day is consumed with thoughts of your next meal, snack, ect. Your day revolves around food and how can it not be? You are planning out your day with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Then  if you are TV watcher Good Lord! You see the never ending pasta bowl, all you can eat shrimp and lobster, all you can eat pizza buffet, and the new chocolate wonderfall!  At night before bedtime is the worst! 
     So…This is why I am here. I am looking to break this addiction in my life. I am going to try this once again. I told my daughter I feel like I’m on that conveyor belt in the old  Jetsons cartoon when George says Jane stop this crazy thing. ( some older people will remember that one..lol)  I feel like I am doing the same thing and I’m yelling to myself  Carol stop this crazy thing I want to get off!  So like I said that’s why I am here. I hope to be able to touch some people who may feel the exact same way I do and we can do this together. I hope to build up a family of followers who can be on this journey with me. I will be putting up many, many  low calorie recipes and tips to help you as well as me. So I think before this turns into a novel I will end here for today.  I’m not sure if tomorrow is Mama Dawn or Mama April but whichever one it is you will be blessed!  
                                                                                               
                                                                                                                            It’s So Much More Then Just a Jar…
                                                                                                                                                 Mama Carol



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