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I DID IT!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I did it !! Whoo hooo!! I finished over 30 days of no sugar added. That's no sweets, cookies, baked goods, no sugar in my tea, no maple syrup, no sugar derivative in my foods. I have felt great. I have lost close to 5 lbs and 1% body fat. I just chose to eat fruit when I wanted something sweet. I drank my tea with out sugar and I grew to like it. I drank lots of water and ate healthy and ate almost no processed foods. I have noticed I don't want the sweets like a used to. I ate a piece of a cupcake last night just to taste it. Normally I would eat 3 cupcakes but instead just a taste and I didn't even feel like I was depriving myself. I felt and I feel great! Thanks for following me on this journey. I am now ready to lead a healthier life and hopefully I just cut my chances of diabetes down. Thanks all for your support! emoticon

  
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 12/12/2009 9:27AM

    I don't think I could "go there". Congratulations to you....big time.

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CONNIE1-11 12/12/2009 9:00AM

  woo hoo congrats !

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CONNIE1-11 12/12/2009 9:00AM

  woo hoo congrats !

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Finale Week 4 of No sugar added 30day challenge!

Monday, November 30, 2009

I have gotten accustomed to this change and only in small moments of weakness do I feel the need for chocolate or sweets. I will say my weight didn't drop. I think that is because I wasn't consuming enough calories when I upped my cardio recently. Apparently my body felt starved and clung on to my food where it could. I will probably do this again soon since I realize we don't need all the sweets we consume. An occasional sweet on say Friday when I watch movies with my kids would be suitable and acceptable but not everyday like I used to. I still have this last week but I anticipate it to be a breeze. Thanks to all who have followed me this far! I hope I inspired someone out there to at least lessen there sugar intake. I have had less headaches, and upset stomachs and I have awoken everyday with a smile on my face. I will write soon with my end results. I will add one thing and that is I did drop a percent of body fat and 3lbs so far!

  
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SPRKBUGG 12/1/2009 7:08PM

    Impressive!!!
Through Thanksgiving and everything! Yay for you!!
I loved how you had even thought about "after the 30 day challenge"

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Week 3 No sugar added 30day challenge!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Its week three. Yeah I am doing so much better than I was doing. I don't miss sugar as much and I do not crave it as often now. They say it takes 21 days to make a change of habit. I am well on my way. When I tell people about this challenge they think I am crazy. I will say I have lost body fat. About 1.5% body fat in the last two weeks. I have upped my cardio and lifting. I try to run 3 times a week cardio(kickboxing) 2 times a week and yoga 5 times a week. I stay busy too with my family. I am hoping for more changes in the upcoming weeks. So I know some are wondering will I gorge myself after the 30days. The answer is no. I will then challenge myself to one sweet a week. Sounds strange to some but for me it will be a healthy change and limit my excessive eating. I literally binge on sweets. There I said it! Some of us think sure she has the problem but I know there are others out there that if they were honest with themselves they would admit to eating more than a few cookies at a time. Or maybe almost the whole bag of sweets. You know who you are if you are honest with yourself. I wasn't honest with myself until now when I was ready to face it and do something about it. Some will say have will power self control. Well I have tried and couldn't. This challenge with all of spark watching has forced me to stick with it. I know I couldn't do it on my own. Thank you all and I will update you soon!!! emoticon

  


Week 2 No sugar added 30day Challenge!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Well its week 2 and I am feeling great. I haven't noticed any changes except I do have less headaches(could be a coincidence though). I have been seriously tempted on a few occasions but I thought to myself no I have gone a week and I have been tempted by my favorite candies, chocolates, and COOKIES!! I have resisted in public and in the privacy of my own home. I have made and baked up a storm and no I didn't even lick the batter. Yeah!! So I am hoping it will only get easier and I hope I won't think of it as much as I do. One downfall of this challenge so far is that I am taking in a few extra calories. I probably am still taking in less than when I was crazy for sweets though. I pick fresh fruit when I need a sweet fix. I try to drink extra water too. They say to change a habit or start a new one it takes 21days so I guess its only going to get better. Some of you may be thinking what is she doing this for anyways!! Well I was gestational diabetic for the last three pregnancies and I have been informed by my doctor that I have twice the likelihood of getting Type 2 diabetes in the future. This is very scary since my husband is Type 1. I don't want my kids and family to have to worry about the both of us. I mean its hard enough on kids to see one parent struggling with meds and foods and knowing that there father will die early from this disease. I don't want them to loose both of us. Plus I don't want to miss anything. I am looking forward to all life has to offer. Weddings, grandbabies, you name it I want to be there for my family. So I will close with Thank you to all who have followed me this far. I will post again real soon! emoticon

  


30 Days of No added Sugar!!!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

I am going on a 30day personal challenge! I have an addiction for cookies, sweets, and well yum yums. I am challenging myself to stay away from sweets, white sugar, baked goods, and anything that I have to add sugar too. So this means I will have tea with out sugar, oatmeal with out sugar, and anything else you add sugar too. I will allow myself some indulgences for example, fresh fruits, toast with apple butter, the occasional orange juice for a Vitamin C boost when needed. I want to prove to myself that I don't need these extra things to survive or to even live a full life. I have always loved to bake. I bake for me and the kids. I eat more than I should and that's where I want to break the cycle. We as Americans eat to many processed foods(convenience foods). They have contributed to poor health and quite frankly I want to make a change for me. So this is day one week one of my 30day challenge.
I will finish the challenge on December 9th. Yes I will go through Thanksgiving with no sweets or pie, cakes, or cookies. I can do it. If you would like to join me great! If not that's fine too. After all I am doing this for me. I want to add that I have never done this before so I am excited and scared.
emoticon Here's to good Health!

  
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CANDICE_A 11/9/2009 3:40PM

    Of course you can do it! You can do anything you choose to do, you have all the power. Don't forget that.

Good luck! (not that you need it)

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