Bless you, Elizabeth!
This post made my day!
This post made my day!
On last night’s shift a nurse, just returned from maternity leave called me! "Jackie, We have pizzas ". There was a time that would have had me excited and hungryyyyy… but I politely told her “you are so kind but nowadays I am a carb free zone”! When I got to the ward she said “OMG you are…smaller”!
I’ll take it😊
Hi Jacqueline, I’m a nurse too! I’m new to Keto but if I reported everything I’m tempted with at work I’d fill the thread . What is it with nurses and cake? Any excuse for a fuddle too . When I’m on shift my strategy is to avoid the staff room at all costs
Spent the late afternoon plucking carrots and parsnips out of the garden that had been wintered. They were lovely and huge. I grilled steaks for dinner, along with the carrots and parsnips. I put them in a foil pocket with butter and salt. Also had baked potatoes and a baguette. So, the family ate some of everything.
I happily sat at the other end of the table with my ribeye and dipping sauce (aka melted butter.) Never had a dinner tasted so good!!!
Earlier in the week:
Avoided the boxes of donuts and pastries in the breakroom at work.
Resisted eating homemade macadamia/white chocolate cookies.
Ignored the coffee cake at church.
Sat patiently in the car while the entire family enjoyed the 2 loaded cheeseburger and French fry special at the drive-in burger place. I drank an unsweetened iced tea, as I wasn’t the least bit hungry. This was an exercise in intuitive eating for me. Learning to eat ONLY when I feel absolutely hungry is a new thing, and I am trying my darndest to master it.
Darren I Loooove your suportive nature!
You’re the bomb
Exactly! I cover 10 wards and literally used to eat my way from 1 chocolate box to another! Overnight I just stopped and haven’t been tempted since! Spooky!
It’s easy to be supportive when I’m inspired by everyone here.
Y’all are THE BOMB!
That’s an amazing transition, @Jacqueline_Porter. Way to go!
Thank you!!! You’re an awesome cheerleader for all of us!!!
There are multiple factors at play here, motivating and inspiring me. The support I feel from you all is such a blessing, strengthening me constantly. Quite sure I’d fail or at least struggle immensely without you.
My brother’s untimely death last summer has had a profound affect on me. It seems to have fortified my (previously lacking) sense of determination to break past habits and food addictions. I know how devastated I was and am; but he also had a wife and two young sons, hundreds of friends and relatives, young people he had mentored, business associates, etc., that he left behind- because of an addiction to food and drink. To witness how something (food/drink) meant for our good winds up becoming the means to one’s demise is indeed profound and impactful.
Seeing my own children, wonderful husband, grandchildren, etc… makes me so thankful that I actually have been given the opportunity to turn the tide, and make the changes necessary to become and stay healthy.
Why thank you Darren😘
Every picture of every cake and doughnuts and everything else I would eat in a heartbeat.
I miss eating what I want and working it off at the gym.
How have I not seen this thread before?!
And why do I stumble upon it while fasting???
After the second pic I had to skip to the end to save my sanity!
Ok, my paltry contribution… I used to always get an orange soda from the drink machine when I go to the laundromat. I eyed it last night on my way out the door but kept on walking. There was no way I was gonna blow my fast on some stupid sugar water!
Is star dust keto?
Oh, Unicorn tattoos!
My gut instinct tells me, no.
Can I put one on the top of your noggin?