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You Too, Can Protect Yourself Against Fraud

This past Saturday I went to my Uncle Bob’s house for a Halloween party. It was great being able to visit with everyone and catch up on how things are going. I received compliments from everyone about the amount of weight I had lost, which is great but at the same time makes me feel like a fraud.

I have a confession to make. Since we went to Vegas, my eating hasn’t been the best. I’ve been working out consistently (for the most part) 4-5 days a week, but my eating has been out of control. I’ve been eating sugar…and more sugar…and more sugar. My allergist said I wasn’t allergic to wheat, so I’ve been eating bread products galore too. Which…those items turn into sugar in the system, therefore I’m craving sugar constantly.

So, while I truly appreciate their compliments I know I have been slacking lately and no one should be looking to what I do as a way to get healthy. The sad part is, it really hasn’t pushed me to get it back under control either. Yes, I’m doing better now than I was. However, I’m still sneaking sugar when I shouldn’t be.

Can’t be that bad? I’ve consumed Grasshopper Cookies, Magnum Ice Creams (yes more than one), a Milky Way, Peanut M&Ms, mini Snickers and 3 Musketeers, donuts, cupcakes, Lindt Chocolate Balls, Peppermint Giradeli Squares, Laffy Taffy, cherry pie and a pumpkin muffin all in the past month. I’m sure I’ve probably missed some items too. Granted, in the past I may have eaten all of those in 2 days…so spreading it out over a month is somewhat of an improvement but still bad!

“The Holidays are coming up anyway, don’t worry about it until the first of January.” While I would have whole-heartedly agreed with this in the past, now I’m thinking this is just a damaging way for me to think. What this does, for me, is say “It’s ok to eat like a pig! Bring on the desserts!” and worry about the weight loss later. I don’t want to put on 10-20 more pounds before January 1 and have to start all over. That being said, I need to pull myself together! I’m not going to be overly strict, but I am going to continue being aware of how much I’m eating and what that is doing to my body. I was trying to cut all refined sugar from my diet for 30 days, but I failed after day 3. This time of the year, asking myself to not eat any refined sugar is like telling an alcoholic not to drink and asking him/her to hold your glass of wine. Not.very.smart.

Sugar is not our friend people. It has been linked to chronic inflammation and insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome) which in return has been linked to diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s, and many other chronic diseases. It is also a leading culprit in aging, wrinkles, splotchy skin, acne, etc.

Now…who’s going to give me that kick?!

One other positive note, my Uncle Brad said he and my Aunt Sherri have been trying to work out/run so they can do 5K’s like I’ve been doing! NSV!!

How Sweet it is!

Today I’m celebrating 30 days of no sugar! Now, by no sugar I mean no extra sugar. No cakes, candy, cookies, fruit chews, jello, muffins, donuts, etc… My biggest temptations during all of this has been:

and these:

My first week was the hardest. It took everything I had not to go up to Walgreens and binge on chocolate. CHOCOLATE!!! I’ve tried this before with very limited success. So, I’m happy with my progress and hope to be able to get several more days down. In May I go on a cruise to Alaska with my Mom and I know my diet will probably be out the window that entire week. Just keeping it real!

Something I’d like to point out. Since I’ve stopped eating sugar (and gluten in general) I’ve lost a few pounds but a lot of bloat. I don’t feel like a stuffed sausage anymore. Plus, I can cross my legs under my desk! Before, I had to turn to the side (so my legs weren’t under the desk anymore) to be able to cross my legs and that wasn’t all that comfortable! Yeehaw!

What is one of your favorite non-scale victories?!

Sugarlog Day 5 and NovGTD

My sugar cravings are getting much better. I didn’t give in the other day to the sugarbeast! So, on that front I’m feeling pretty confident.

Today for lunch, I ate boneless wings. Not great…987 calories and a ton of salt. However, I was only over my daily calorie count by 100 which isn’t too bad considering.

Today was also my first week to post my mileage for November: Going the Distance. I got 15 miles in on the treadmill! Woohoo! I’m on my way to my 60 miles goal. On another note, my friend Michelle invited me to join her and a couple of ladies from work to do Crossfit. We go on Monday to test it out. I’m a little concerned that I won’t necessarily make my 60 miles if I spend 3 days a week doing Crossfit, but I’ll be ok with that if I still give it my all.

Hope y’all had a good workout day!

Sugarlog…danger…danger

I am craving a hot piece of chocolate cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. YUM!!  I have been chewing and chewing on Orbitz Bubblemint gum hoping to curb the craving, but it’s not working well!

I think I’ve chewed 1/2 of the package already. However, I have not touched the chocolate on the counter! Although, chocolate eaters may have healthier hearts! Not that I need any more excuses to eat chocolate!

Good day all!

Sugarlog, Days 2 & 3

What a wonderful weekend we had! The weather was gorgeous and quite cool. It actually felt like Fall for a little bit. On Saturday, I got up and run some errands in the morning then went over to Tamarac Park and got in 6 miles worth of walking. It was a great walk but I noticed my left foot (ball of the foot) felt a bit raw so I decided 6 miles was plenty.

I stopped by Lowe’s and picked up some paint swatches (yep, thinking of redecorating!) and a couple of books then went home to pick up the Hubby. We went to check out a place called My Fit Foods. They have perfectly portioned meals, many of which are gluten free. We didn’t pick anything up as we didn’t have a cooler to get them back to the house in, but I think I may get some of these meals for dinner for next week. Mike probably won’t eat them as they won’t have enough food for him. He has an extremely high metabolism that requires quite a bit more food than I do! So, I’ll have to let y’all know how they taste when I try them out. The meals looked good in the cooler. You could even buy them and heat them up there. They had a little eating area with tables and chairs.

Then Sunday, I stayed in my PJs all day watching football with Mike. I was going to get a few more miles in, but my foot was bothering me a great deal. Come to find out I had blisters. So, it’s time to get some new athletic socks and possibly some new shoes. Those shoes have probably close to 300 miles. I’ve heard that you can normally get anywhere from 300-400 miles on a good pair of running shoes before the materials start breaking down.

Today is a walk/run day, so I’m hoping the socks I use won’t irritate the blister too much. I’m tired of dealing with blisters on that foot. My guess is it’s the same blister that just hasn’t completely healed yet that keeps getting aggravated.

Hope y’all had a great weekend!