Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Weight loss has been slow...really slow since I got below the 140's. I think one of my hang ups is the fact that I love sugar. I have been portioning it out and eating within my calorie range, most days but I know it's my weakness. I feel like I need chocolate and I do enjoy some sugar here and there. I'm just fearful that it could be my downfall and hinder me from maintaining my weight loss. I read an article on Sparkpeople recently that you don't have to have the mindset that there are good and bad foods. Food is food, but some foods just have more benefits then others. My problem is craving the foods with no benefits. I'm also obsessed with baking. Almost every Sunday is my cookie night. I have learned how to cut out calories from my own baking and to even add healthy things. Sometimes I will add flaxseed to my cookies when I am putting in the chocolate chips. I bake with whole wheat flour too. I just wish that my cravings for sweetness were not so strong. I do like unsweetened things too though. I don't have to add table sugar to my fruit and I do enjoy a plate of fresh veggies too. I just worry about my sweet tooth becoming a big problem for me.
Some realistic goals for me might be to reduce my cookie and treat baking to once every other week.
I also feel like I could have a few days a week designated to having no treats. When I adjust to that, I could flip it around and only have a couple days a week where I have treats.
I don't eat a clean diet and probably never will, but I know my diet could use some cleaning up.