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What do you do when faced with a food challenge when losing weight?

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My Starbucks Challenge

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Author: SuesHealthierLife

I love helping people with their Bucket List Travel and to learn the habits of health to live a happier healthier life. At this time in life I enjoy spending time with my family being a NANA, playing tennis, reading. enjoying true friendships and living my Bucket List Life

18 thoughts on “What do you do when faced with a food challenge when losing weight?

  1. Oh my gosh Sue I cried while I watched this. When I first decided to get healthy I stopped SO many things that I had mindlessly had done before. I wanted to build new habits and break emotional ties to many things. This is the first time I have heard any connection (not that it was not out there just the first time I had HEARD it) that was something other than, “You are too radical. That is too hard. You need to cut yourself some slack.” I knew I could not do any of that and I have so many new, healthy, habits. Loving my life and loving your blog. Transparency is so very difficult and so healing for so many who see the possibilities and the potential. Thank you for this.

  2. Sue, I can totally relate! You are such an inspiration! 🙂

  3. Very inspiring Sue, can’t wait to start my new challenge with you this weekend…..

  4. So know it… Mine was movies. How could I go to a movie without a bucket of popcorn and a sugary candy? I chose to stay away until I was healthy enough in my mind before I would go. Amazing that I was able to go to a movie and choose not to have the popcorn, but boy it took a very long time!

  5. When my husband and I started the program, we stopped the mindless eating and snacking, stayed away from temptations (our weekly pizza and a trip to our favorite ice cream shop), and focused on our health and the goals we had set. Sounds easy, right!! NOT! It was very challenging, especially when the outside influences (friends/family) who just couldn’t wrap their minds around how we were “ruining” all their fun, by not going out and eating like we used to. We could still go out (not as regularly), we just made different choices on what we ordered, and WE had just as much fun!! But since their lives were “ruined”, we found ourselves just staying away for a while. Fast forward a year……..when they realized, we were actually getting healthy, we were not “starving”, we were the same fun people, they came around. But we had to Stop, Challenge, and Choose what was best for our long-term health to make that happen.
    Sue, what you are doing is so real and inspiring and hits home on so many levels. Thank you for doing this, not only for you, but for all of us, who are walking right along beside you. You are not alone!! 🙂

  6. This came at just the right time today! I have to wait another half hour to eat a MF meal and I so wanted to snack on something else! WHY? Because I am bored, home by myself and its always been a comfort. Watching this made me realize I need to get back to the stop, choose and challenge! Thanks for your insight and sharing this with us!

  7. Lily

  8. Oh, Sue! You’ve been reading my mail! I have the same problem…I “should of” all over myself! I am struggling and this blog helped me to identify why I too seem to NEED certain foods or drinks to make me feel better. I will accept the challenge to stay away from the favorite at Starbucks and do something different. There are many such hang-ups, but I will take one at a time.
    Thank you. I just love you, Sue!
    Connie

  9. I was trying to reply from my phone and it obviously didn’t work:) I loved hearing your emotional connection to that time in your life. Isn’t it amazing how strong that connection is? We all have triggers don’t we? Learning what those are and staying away from them until we are strong to enough otherwise is a great habit to develop. However, what I have learned with my struggles is that it takes a long time to build up that strength and it doesn’t take very long for it to be torn down! I have let certain emotional triggers come back into my life. And I also have food triggers that I need to be very aware of. Finding substitutes that are just fulfilling is important, like you have with an Americano vs the mocha. You had an awesome break through when you took the time to stop, challenge and choose! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks for sharing with us Lily….I just choose to stay away from Starbucks this week. i meet a couple clients at other coffee shops and found it was not even a temptation and was happy with plain coffee or tea.

  10. Thanks for sharing Sue. I really needed to hear this again!

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