Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hello my sparkies!
What a week this has been! Wednesday began my sugar detox and I have completed day 5 with no sugar. I feel great and while there have been times when I felt like eating some sugary deliciousness, I didnt. Not even 1 bite.
That makes me very happy and very proud of myself.
It makes me remember that I am stronger than I think I am (if you haven"t caught any of ITSMATT's blogs, he is very good at reminding us of that).
I also remember that when I DECIDE something, I am pretty good at DOING it.
I was getting back to a place where I wanted what I wanted. I didnt feel strong enough to use the tools I had (such as distraction, substitution and plain old just saying no to my inner brat). That was a slow integration into uphill lines instead of downhill lines graphing my weight loss. It was a slow fit comfortably into my size 20's instead of them being too big. It was a slow, foggy walk.
Well, I let myself forget alot of stuff (see my blog from last wednesday) but I REMEMBER now and I am building on that every day.
I tease about being a super hero but I really did earn my cape this week.
I think I just needed to stop allowing myself the "treats" that I thought I earned, not just during the holidays but in the whole last year. Fruits and veggies are my old/new best friends.
Good enough really isn't. It is not good enough to get me smaller, healthier or stronger and that is what I want. That is why I am here. My goals have not changed so my behavior needs to get in line with that.
Im telling ya, kids, I am feeling great! And if I can make the switch, so can you.
Do you know how many new people are finding this site every day? Do you know how someone may need exactly what you have to offer? If you are new, welcome. You just made the smartest move of your life. Add me as a friend. Make some new connections, reach out. Ask for help. Blog. Read articles, message boards, Blogs. Join a team.
If you have been here for awhile, then maybe you need some fine tuning? Make a choice then follow through. Just for the day. Then the next day and the next.
Maybe you are doing just great. Maybe you are hitting all your goals and feeling fly. If that is so, reach out and help someone else. Offer a kind word or a tip that is working for you.
Mostly, let's make this year the one where we really make a difference. In our lives, our bodies and our community.
GET OUT THERE AND EARN YOUR CAPE!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Because I ROCK, today was day 2 of my NO SUGAR detox. I have eaten so much sugar over the last few weeks, it is ridiculous!
So on Wednesday, I went without sugar. No cookies, no candy, no breads, no cakes, no cake pops... NOTHING. I was very proud of myself yesterday and ate fruit instead. Plain, delicious fruit. (see my blog from yesterday called Somehow, I forgot).
Today was a bigger challenge. I went to my Grandmother (in laws) house. She has a huge sweet tooth and I always bring her cookies or bring her cake or something.
I brought her Safeway soup and we had that and french bread for lunch. I also brought her a square of chocolatey chocolate cake. She does NOT take NO for an answer and she always makes sure I eat at least one cookie or something else I brought her.
Today, I ate an apple on the way over, ate the soup and bread and then dessert time. I cut her a square and then I sat down with the fruit salad I had purchased at Safeway.
She said, "you are having fruit? No cake?" I told her "I LOVE cake but Grandma, I have been eating much to much so I am going to not have any sugar for a week".
She said A WEEK??? Lol. I told her when I first set out to lose weight, I didnt eat extra sugar for weeks and weeks. I also told her I wanted to lose the few pounds I had gained over the holidays plus, I needed to still lose some more.
She dropped it and that was the end of that. I was so glad she did. I can only take so much pressure!
I am super proud of myself for not eating anything with extra sugar for the last 2 days. 2 days may not seem like much to some people, but to me, it is launching me on to success.
I am remembering that small steps lead to big gains.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Who is doing a challenge right now?
Or some other one?
Have you ever done one before?
Tell me what you are doing and why.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hello my friends!
This is the last Sunday check in for 2012. This week has had many ups and downs for me...I'm quite tired and done now. I have had several events, all at our house, which I love, had a wonderful day with MY side of the family and was just ready yesterday to clean up and put things away. we are going to to a new years eve party at a friends house so all I have to do is bring some cake balls. I'm really sick of baking but I think I have enough in the freezer that I won't have to bake anymore.
Yesterday my MIL wrote to inform us God told her to come visit us today. That has turned into my SIL, her husband, her two grown kids and their 5 children! The kids are horrid brats, I'm so sorry to say. I'm NOT looking forward to this but my hubby is so gracious to my family, I will be the same to his family. So I am cooking yet again! And cleaning so the house looks decent. I may have to bust out the wine to get through the day but we are going to go walk our dog now before they get here this morning to work off some tension... and THEN I'm DONE! At least for awhile. I'm looking forward to getting back to normal life, food and exercise routines and making 2013 a very successful year.
I wish that for all of you as well... health, love, happiness and joy. Not to mention hitting some goals!
Happy New Year, sparkies!!!
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