Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sorry this is a vent blog. I haven't decided if I am going to deal with this or if I am just going to blow this off. A friend that I have been friends with for a long time recently was on My Fitness Pal saying I decided to track my sugar since it is a weakness. Okay cool. The next day I hate the way it decides how much sugar you can have in a day, a nutrigrain bar, a glass of OJ and a coffee with sugar and I'm over. I said okay cut the OJ in half or out. Well I need Vitamin C. My response a list of foods with more Vitamin C than OJ and I emailed her a Spark article kicking the sugar habit, today I get the response from her
"Thanks for re-sending. I've read this article and as I have said I think that while that may be what the AHA recommends, it is completely unrealistic in today's society and what goes into food in general. Unless a person such as myself is willing to make a complete diet overhaul to an extreme level, it just isn't going to happen. Not with my budget, not with the time I would have to sacrifice prepping food etc- I have very little of it as it is. I have worked hard to find and maintain a calorie intake, work/life/exercise/sleep balance that for right now is working. Compared to the junk I was eating, I have already made significant cut backs and am not feeling the cravings I was having. As I said, I tried to make a drastic cut to the sugar intake- some of which was by following the advice in the article- and I fell off the wagon. Hard. I am not willing to set myself up to fail by attempting to change a diet that is working.
While I appreciate the advice,the positive motivation and such I have enough my life that I am trying to come to terms with and overcome right now that I am willing to allow myself one vice that I at least have under control. "
This really bothered me and I'm letting it go after I blog my peace. Fine have a vice there is nothing wrong with that but don't continue to complain about the lack of time to prep food when you have the same time as everyone else. Cut veggies in front of the television. Have your vice, but don't complain about not losing weight and you don't know why. I haven't added it all up but when your daily sugar is close to a week of sugar (I would gather from the food journal). Granted not my problem eat all the sugar you want, but don't complain when you don't change anything about it!
Vent complete I feel better I'm on to worrying about my weight loss!