“I Don’t Want Your Pity; I Want Pizza.”

I was at a party tonight, and I’m happy to say that I lived through the torture. Unfortunately, food has dictated my life for longer than I’d like to admit, and right now I’m making some strides to change that. For me, that means that I’m going to let it (err, the lack of it) dictate what I do for a little longer. I doubt I’ll be going to any more pizza parties for the next couple of months.

At the party someone needed me to know that she didn’t feel sorry for me. Luckily for her I didn’t want her pity, I wanted pizza. I didn’t eat it, but it was tough to sit and watch everyone else do it. I left before the cake tonight because it was just too much to take. (Please excuse me while I adjust to this big life change. I might need a few days.)

Overall I’ve done well on my liver-shrinking, liquid-only diet so far. I have a long road ahead of me, but I’m glad I’m finally doing it. I’ve made it through a couple of days, and it’s an empowering feeling. I’m still hungry, but I’m gaining confidence in myself (and losing weight.) I’ve also dropped 6 pounds. I’m looking forward to seeing a lower number next week and the week after, etc.

I do love sugar-free popsicles right now, which I didn’t expect. (Everyone else seemed to know though.) I’ve also tried some variations in my protein shakes, as well as mixes that I can pour into a bottle of water. I don’t plan to drink these long-term, but if they help me get through this phase I’ll do it.

It’s been a long and productive day, and I’m tired. I felt a little sleepier than normal today, but the only difficulty I’ve faced is moments of legitimate hunger and breaking up with foods I love that don’t love me back.

I can do that.

I am doing this.

 

 

 

 

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    Kath
    September 17, 2016 at 9:02 am

    How amazing are you … going to a party in liquid diet
    You rock
    If you can do that you can do anything

    Be kind to yourself … grieving (yes grieving) is hard … if you are like me food has been one of your best friends

    I believe in you and am always here for you xx

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    Kenlie
    September 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I did it, but I won’t make it a habit for the next several weeks. I’m bummed about not going to lunch with friends tomorrow like I usually do, but I’m excited about the future. I’m also confident that I’ll get through this phase. Today was much easier than the prior liquid-only days.

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    Sandra
    September 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    “I don’t feel sorry for you” actually translates to “I’m not as strong and faithful as you so this is how my jealously is rearing its ugly head”. Go you!!!

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