Hello, I'm Chance Argo, and I am a sugar addict.

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09 Nov 2007 19:56 #9001 by ChanceArgo
First of all, I just want to say sorry for being away so long; that always seems to happen when one of our shows goes on. And then having to prep for Halloween )costumes, food, candy, etc.)...Ya get the idea.
Speaking of Halloween...Sadly, the title line was not meant to be humorous.
Food addiction is just as big a problem as any other substance abuse problem. Your life is controlled by a chemical substance (in my case, sugar).
I was hoping that an increase in activity (some Tai-Chi, simple sword-training) would help. And it did, for a while. When I was actually doing it on a regular basis. But with three kids (four, counting my nephew, whom we baby-sit daily), one of whom is actively SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS for her school, it's hard to stay on track. Just finding time for myself to exercise and/or meditate regularly is difficult.
And the condition is serious. I'm overweight; have been for most of my life. And I can't stop eating. And it will kill me if I don't do something now.
My wife had done the low-carb diet before, and had stayed on it for a year-and-a-half, and she says she never felt better.
So yesterday, we decided to start that. Cutting sugar out cold turkey.
I'm expecting the wihdrawal to hit sometime this weekend. This is also the weekind when we're going to our first SCA event in about a year. With a five-remove feast. Sigh.
But I hope, once I get to the other side of the detox, that it will help me to be a better Jedi, a better swordsman, a better parent...a better, healthier person.
I'll keep y'all posted on how it's going.

-Chance

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09 Nov 2007 20:02 #9002 by Jon
MTFBWY on your fight Chance!

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09 Nov 2007 23:12 #9003 by Neaj Pa Bol
Knowing your addicition to food is the first step... I will pray through the force for you to find strength....

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09 Nov 2007 23:42 #9004 by Justice
Chance, all the best of luck, my friend. Addictions, no matter what they are to, are a difficult thing to deal with. You have all of our support here.

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10 Nov 2007 09:32 #9007 by KeyanFlamecloud
Replied by KeyanFlamecloud on topic Hello, I'm Chance Argo, and I am a sugar addict.
RIGHT there with you, bro!

Nice to see you! ;-)

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10 Nov 2007 12:45 #9016 by Decimus
I wish you the best of luck on this very difficult path. MTFBWY.

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11 Nov 2007 21:35 #9037 by ChanceArgo
Replied by ChanceArgo on topic Hello, I'm Chance Argo, and I am a sugar addict.
Well, I'm back from my first SCA event in a year, was actually able to eat a lot of the feast on Saturday, and just had a really great time. No headaches, no shakes, just a little sleepy (not much sleep at an SCA event!).
Back in June, I weighed 300 pounds (I'm 6'2\"); After a month of Yoga, Tai Chi and swordwork, I got down to 280. I was afraid since my lapse back in September, I'd got it all back since then.
I just weighed myself today...scale read 270.
I'm now back at the weight I was in High School.
Happy-making.
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11 Nov 2007 23:44 #9041 by Jon
Well done Chance! Keep it up.

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12 Nov 2007 07:33 #9050 by Decimus
Outstanding, your hard work is paying off. Keep up the good work.

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12 Nov 2007 08:27 #9053 by DAN
brother sorry for the latness in this. i am sorry to hear of you're problem but very happy to hear about you're resolution. the fact that you are dealing with this makes you a better man than i. good luck in this and MTFBWY

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