I loves me some chorizo! Thanks for reminding me, I need to put some on my list. As to the bread, well if it wasn't for that wouldn't it all be perfect and almost like not having to make a change at all? :-) At least with this change you get tons of health benefits while really only giving up a couple of foods -- tasty as they may be.
The thing is that bread is so commonly accepted as "healthy" that it has a different status in our minds. If someone said to you, "I know that if I just give up the gummy worms and pixie stix I'd lose weight and be healthier but they are so tasty!" you might have a hard time thinking they are serious about getting healthy but those things don't have the same status and we aren't habituated to them. This is something I've been thinking about: It is mostly habituation. We are used to having bread with a meal or surrounding our meat and lettuce. We just have to overcome the habit and mindset and replace with different habits and it will work itself out. Time is the cure.
I think your "No bread for me" attitude is the best way to go. I have pretty much put it up -- or down -- there with sweets. I love sweets. I expect to have some every every now and again. I do have dark chocolate so technically this might not be a perfect example. But, at work when everyone says (very very often), "Do you want some of this cake, pie, candy, ice cream?" I just call them the devil and tell them I'm trying not to die. I actually do that! Of course, I'm kidding and laughing during it all but then again I'm also a little serious too. :-) Now, everyone knows I don't have sweets and they mostly pass me by. By putting in a rock solid, "Not gonna happen!" line on some things/places it makes things easier, at least for me. I'm now building that same wall with bread. I expect to have some around Christmas, as well as sweets, in a meal or two with family gatherings. I'm not gonna be "that guy" for a very occasional thing since with my family it is a rare occurrence and I don't have the same severe consequences you do when I do eat it (though I feel like crap.) But at work or home or out shopping? "No, not gonna happen. I'm trying not to die!"
See, now don't you regret posting on my journal? I can't stop talking! Good night and God bless.
WOE: Primal + IF
Goal: Walk daughter (due 1/21/13) down aisle
Motto: It will all be OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it is not the end.
Alternate Motto: Whatever the weather, always bring your own sunshine.