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aaahhhh, yes...those lovely headaches when attempting sugar detox!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I had forgotten about those headaches that accompany the sugar detox. My body is NOT happy with me right now. It is so use to having it's way with the sweets but I stood up, as of August 1st, and said, "NO MORE"! WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE, ANYWAY???

I'm on my final stretch to achieve my last weight goal for 2011. With 5 months left in the year, I'm going full force to make it happen!

I am using what worked for me before. I am doing my "IN vs. OUT" plan which consists of burning more calories than I stuff in my mouth....1,000 calories more to be exact, each and every day. I was successful before, losing 1-2 pounds a week with this plan, and lost 32 pounds the first 4-5 months of this year.

I'm keeping my calorie intake each day to around 1200 calories and burning (thru exercise and normal calorie burn) 1000+ calories thru exercise and normal daily living. My meals are healthy and balanced. Water is also a big factor and with this heat, that is no problem. I'm not so much trying to get in a ton of water but the amount my body asks for. I will stay hydrated!

Also, I track EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth and I WEIGH and measure everything first! It is very, very important to do this, because it makes you stop and think before putting that extra "something" on your plate because you think no one will know but you.

I also make my menu out in advance so that I can print out my grocery list for the whole week and, thanks to SparkPeople, we are able to do this from our Food Tracker page. Yes, it is time consuming, but if you want to be successful, then this is very helpful. Would you rather think to yourself, EVERY morning, "what am I going to eat today?", or would you rather get up and see it already printed out for you and all you have to do is follow it?

One last thing, I also type up a sheet of paper, for each day, the time of day I eat or what exercise I am doing when. Then I check each one off as I do it throughout the day.

This blog is intended to pass along some helpful tips but it is also posted to help keep me accountable! I made the pledge to get to my final weight goal this year, and, after getting nearly half way there already, I need to complete this goal.

Thank you for reading my blog!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEADSBAY 9/23/2011 8:07AM

    I get headaches whenever my calories are too low (not much of a sugar person).
Also- not enough calories-in causes plateaus.
I read one should never have more than a 500 calorie deficit.

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MYFEETHURT 8/17/2011 8:23AM

  What a great plan to tackle those last pounds! I especially like the idea of planning your meals. Sounds like that might also help talk me out of those "in between" my meals...meals. emoticon mary

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RONNIEHUEY 8/10/2011 1:14PM

    WOW! you really are taking control of your life.Keep it up

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/5/2011 11:42AM

    CoNgRatUlAtIoNs on standing up to "Kiddy Crack!".
That's our nickname for the white powder in our home.
Detoxing from sugar makes me EVIL!
Tracking your portions is an eyeopener and foolproof.
Prepping with a list will make you unbeatable!
Excellent, Cheri!!

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GRAMMAP1 8/4/2011 1:08AM

    You know what? I think it probably would work for even me. I don't know if I am that disciplined. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon Jane

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KFAYJAY 8/3/2011 10:35PM

    I know right!!!!!! I hate that!!!!! I get those too, exactly a form of withdrawal like a drug. I found out that if I slooooowwwwly wean away from the sugar and sweets it is much better cuz i also get light-headed and it also happens if I cut carbs to low too!

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FLMOMX2 8/3/2011 9:14PM

    Wow, what a lady and a plan.

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HANKENSTEIN 8/3/2011 6:49PM

    What an inspiration you are, Cheri. Rock it!

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I*AM*BLESSED 8/3/2011 6:47PM


I'm eating around 1200 calories total each day but I am also burning 1000+ over that. In other words, if my food intake equals 1200 calories for the day, then my total calories BURNED for the day should be at least 2200. That is 1000 calories more than I took in from eating. Of course, I do have to wear a Heart Rate Monitor in order to know how much I've burned each day.

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BITTYGIRL51 8/3/2011 6:27PM

    This sounds like a logical and excellent plan, but if you don't mind me asking, I'm curious....(I'm a WW Points person) so I'm clueless at understanding calories in and calories out.

From what you describe, you only have an NET calorie intake of 200 each day, correct? Doesn't your body require at least 1200 intake without the exercise factored in? I'm sorry if this seems dumb, but from what I've read - I have been eating my Daily Calorie intake of 1290 and about half of the additional calories I burn each day - usually anywhere from 500 - 1200.

Am I doing it all wrong? I'm not losing much. (-.6 in one month). Thanks for your feedback. Maybe you can enlighten me.

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MARTYLYNN1 8/3/2011 6:15PM

    Sounds like a great plan! Good luck reaching your goal!

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CINA90 8/3/2011 5:45PM

    Those headaches are fun aren't they? I'm also going to get to my final goal weight in 2011! Got 30lbs to lose (which I lost before but regained because of old habits...) and I'm gonna make it happen!

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