Archive for November, 2009

Day 1 of Sugar-Free begins…AGAIN!

Today is Day 1 of going sugar-free and low carb…again!  I don’t think detox will be as bad this time around.  BUT, this time I’m serious about my rule.  I’ve attempted to get back on track over the last few weeks…and have failed miserably.  Rule: “anything that spikes my blood sugar” is in effect!

Holidays aren’t an excuse!

I’m so frustrated!  Was down to 138 pounds, and now back up to 142.5 pounds!  The reason why:

When out of my normal routine, such as traveling, I’m always faced with the food dilemma…is the food I need/want to eat available?  Not always!  Sometimes, the only option is carb loaded food.  I NEED to eat, but I only can choose carb food.  This sucks!  I don’t want it, but I have to eat it.  What am I to do?  Well, tolo often when this happens, I think “If I have to eat it, I might as well enjoy it!”…then I eat too much of the wrong thing, and a downward cycle begins!

The trick is getting right back on the horse and hope the weight falls off as I get in tune with my normal routine.

I also can learn to attempt to prepare in advance…make sure to travel with food I can eat.  Or go grocery shopping at my destination if possible.

Yes, it was the holiday…Thanksgiving.  But, this cannot be an excuse!  I ate too much bad food, and now I’m paying for it.  I NEED to remember eating that food isn’t worth it!  Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean it’s a free pass to binge.

Amazing!

Started low carb, no sugar on Monday, November 9.  Dropped 5 pounds in 5 days!  I know it’s just the weight associated with dropping the 2 pounds of emergency fat and 8 pounds of water weight when starting a low carb diet.  But, I also know that by keeping up the diet, the rest of my body will catch up and that weight will stay lost.  I will probably hit a plateau, but that’s ok b/c I’m so close to my goal!

My double butt is going away!  Once I get back to exercising, I know I will start seeing dramatic changes in my body.  I can tell I’m just skinny fat right now.  Not what I want to be, but I know this is a process that takes time.

Wow!  130s!  Once I hit 136, I can celebrate a total of 50 pound weight loss from my heighest weight of 186 pounds I hit in May 2006.

As far as the addiction and detox…much much easier the second time around.  Definitely felt some headaches, but manageable.  The cravings were much easier to deal with.  Guess one month of carb and sugar addiction is nothing compared to 29 years.

I’m happy!

Starting over!

OK, so a vacation was necessary…but this is ridiculous now!

Went to SF on vacation in early October.  It was great!  My diet sucked!  So I came back and brought back bronchitis too.  Down for the count for 2 weeks.  Vowed to get myself well and back on track.  So I said I would start my life back on the sugar free track…whack!  think again.  H1N1!!!!  Still down, pretty addicted right now to the sugar.  I can feel it.  The cravings are pretty bad…and I give in.  I can feel how BAD I feel after eating the sugar, but I still eat it…thus the addiction!

So tomorrow it begins…Day 1 AGAIN!

P90X will begin at Day 8 once my lungs are up to the challenge!  Stay tuned…

Oh, and haven’t done the whole weigh-in thing since dealing with all of this crap.  Will get some new baseline numbers tomorrow.   Luckily, the weight isn’t off by too much from the last weigh-in, but I just feel like a lump of fat…ugh!