Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It is hot here, in the 90s breaking all kinds of heat records. I don't remember having such a hot April before. Anyway, I stepped on the scale this morning after tugging to get my rings off last night and it registered that I had gained a full pound in 3 days. Rings went on fine, but this evening I am concerned they won't come off. So I can say I am experiencing lots of water retention. I also find that I am extremely hungry! I have tried vitamins (which sometimes helps when I am craving food.) I am drinking my 8 of water, but probably get too much sodium.
I just want the weight to come off - without it being so hard. Yet, I know that it is through the difficult nature of the self denial and gaining self control that can cause me to learn the better behavior. By learning these small and simple skills and applying them to my life I hope to be able to accomplish great things. No sugar + Less food + More water = Lighter me.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I wanted to cry when I stepped on the scale this morning and it told me I was back to 174. I know this is normal for me to fluctuate especially as it nears my "time". I just hadn't fluctuated since I started going without sugar and I wanted it to be smooth sliding downhill!
Okay, truth be known, I did eat a little dried fruit/ nut mixture that probably had sugar on it ( lost the packaging). I also went to the gym yesterday which for some reason always causes shock on the scales the next morning. I also worked outside in the yard and didn't manage to get all my water in and I guess I probably could have some water retention.
This is only 174. Up 1.1 lb. I started March at 175. I usually fluctuate as much as 5 lb. near my TOM. I won't give up. After all, I am eating better now than I was a month ago. Today I ate well, exercised well, although I may need to save the strength training for tomorrow. We shall see what the next weigh-in may bring.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I started out 3 1/2 weeks ago by accepting the No Sugar challenge. I knew I was out of control in sweets, but certainly would not want to admit it. I didn't think I would want to completely rule out a treat now and then, but wanted to be able to be in control.
First two weeks I struggled to only have my "fix" one time a day. Once I had the sugar in my mouth, I craved it the rest of the day. Interestingly, I had been eating sugar "to stay awake" but as soon as I ate some, I found myself getting sleepy; thus craving a bigger fix.
Last week, I managed to limit myself and this week, I made it several days without sugar. I don't crave what I don't have and when a dozen doughnuts were brought in to work today, I sat them in the staff room and by sitting far enough away not to smell them, I was able to walk away without feeling deprived.
Best part is I am finally losing weight. I didn't think I could lose weight without feeling like I was always craving food or about to pass out from sugar crashes. My challenge is almost at an end and I need to decide how this revelation will change my lifestyle. Will I be able to turn down treats I really probably don't really want anyway? What about all the sugar stores I have hidden around the house and drawers at work? What will happen when I am invited to a birthday party and cake and ice cream is the course of the day? Can I handle it?
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