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Say No To Sugar

Thursday, January 06, 2011

On 12/2/10 my daughter sent me this article:
http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/ins
piration-slaying-the-sugary-beast.html

Reading this impressed me enough that I gave up sugar completely on 12/6/10. For 3 solid weeks I ate nothing that had sugar, not even plain bread if it had sugar. I scrutinized every label for any sugar. I wanted the taste of sweetness to go away from my mind so I didn't use any artificial sweetners either. After about the third week I relaxed a little as far as reading every label. I'm not as obsessed. I now just don't add any sugar to anything and I don't eat anything that is obviously mostly sugar; cookies, pies, cakes, candy,chocolates, etc. I have lost a total of 23 lbs since 12/6/10. I eat anything I want as long as it doesn't have sugar, so I don't feel deprived. BUT, by not eating sugar I'm also avoiding a lot of carbs and fats. I no longer miss sugar in my coffee or my oatmeal. Sweets are not a temptation to me anymore. I noticed that from the beginning, the further I went without sugar the less I missed it. I do eat fruit though, and fruit tastes better now.
I came back to SP but I didn't want to blog until I reached the same weight I was back before I quit SP. I wanted to pick it up where I left off. So here I am. I re-lost the weight again and I'm starting from where I left off. Cheers my SP friends. No Sugar!!

  
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TOPS-TORTOISE 1/6/2011 2:35PM

    Sounds like you're doing great. I'm glad you were able to get back to where you were before. I'm not as good about the sugar as you are. But, as you said, if you aren't eating a lot of candy, cookies, pastries and such you are avoiding a lot of sugar, and fat already. I came back to Spark People too. I am in the process of relosing the 30 pounds that I lost last year, plus some extra pounds that I gained. Funny how that works. It seems to take forever to lose the weight, but it comes back almost overnight. It's embarrassing to come back when I feel like a failure, but I swallowed my pride, and I'm back for good this time. Let's make 2011 the best year ever.



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I Love you Optifast and SP!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm celebrating a milestone today. I started on Optifast on April 9th with the supervision of my doctor. I'm not on any program specifically, but instead I bought the product online and started on my own. My doctor approved me and asked me what I was going to do about the "support" component which is very important in a weight loss program. I told him I would continue to use Sparkpeople for that and explain what an incredible website this is. Today was my 20 lbs. weight loss day! This is the first time (in a long time) I lose 20 lbs without starving or killing myself on the treadmill. This time I lost it because I'm eating right! I am now increasing my exercise routine from very low to moderate and I'm visiting SP more often. I read the articles and blogs here and they keep me inspired. Until my next 20 lbs... emoticon

  
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JODILOWERY 5/14/2010 5:34PM

    Great job!!!! emoticon

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KITTIKATKITTY 5/14/2010 2:04PM

    I am so proud of you! Keep it up!!

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Back again.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I feel like that Romy and Michelle's high school reunion movie, you know, the scene when they're in Ramon's car and ready to get on the road to their reunion. Everytime they start the engine, the music starts and they yell, "Tucson, here we come woohooo!!" and the car dies. Then they start again, same thing, music starts and "Tucson, here we come woohoo!!" and the car dies again. The third time they just take off.
I get on my page and am so excited to start again, all gung ho, going "Spark people here I come woohoo!!" and then I quit.
Well, while I was away I gained my weight back. But this is the place where I lost it and am back to give it another shot.
So, Spark people, here I come. No "woohoo", but very committed.
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RSCHN002 1/26/2010 4:32PM

    Been there. Done that. Got the T-Shirt. Left.

You can do it!

Keep on trucking!!! Lol

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MRMENTALFITNESS 1/26/2010 9:50AM

    Hey, it's not how often you get knocked down, but how often you get up and move forward that counts. Every victory starts with a tale of, "It happened the last time I got up!"

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SARAHSMC22 1/26/2010 9:33AM

    haha, I remember that scene! Keep up the good attitude and I'm sure you will make it!

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Lost 2 lbs

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I finally have something to blog about. I lost 2 lbs as of yesterday. I started something new with my eating habits, or rather trying to break out from my eating habits. Since morning is the time of day when I feel the hungriest, I eat a good hardy breakfast in the morning, eggs, bagel or toast, a meat, coffee, sometimes potatoes, but not always want them. I feel satisfied in the morning, so for the rest of the day I eat fruit, yogurt, lots of raw veggies all throuhout the rest of the day. I feel satisfied and I don't feel hungry at night. I've been doing this since last week and I feel good. One week at a time.
Glad to talk to you all.
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OUREB33 10/13/2009 12:25PM

    Good for you!!!!!!

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KITTIKATKITTY 10/13/2009 12:06PM

    Great!!!

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FURBALLDTH 10/13/2009 10:52AM

    sounds like a great plan. They say breakfast is the most important meal. Good luck with your new healthy plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSAN134 10/13/2009 10:50AM

    Good for you! That old saying, "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper", seems to have some truth to it!

Keep it up!!



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ADA459 10/13/2009 10:03AM

    Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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weigh in day

Monday, September 28, 2009

So today was my first weigh-in day since I returned to SP. I am the same as when I left off and that's what I wanted. I'm feeling good about logging my food and excercise efforts again. I see some people have lost more weight since I was away! That is so inspiring to me.
Well, this is all for now. Will check back next monday!

  
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SWEETPEAPIG1980 9/28/2009 2:13PM

    I am glad you realize the importance and significance of maintaining your weight, even though you had lost none. I believe the hardest part is maintaining a weight, as I have a history of doing the yo-yo thing. Welcome back and keep that faith.

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KITTIKATKITTY 9/28/2009 1:42PM

    You can do this. I am here to help you along the way. SP is the best.

I am just glad you are back.

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