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My 28 day food experiment + exercise plan

Monday, November 05, 2012

Good news I am buckling down to regular ST (finally). I hired a PT to get that on track. I am counting on it making a difference. I am not happy with my food choices (esp. Halloween choc candies), but my PT is supposed to help with that aspect of life also.

Here's the exercise plan:
Cardio 6x a week instead of the 4-5x. ST is 3x a week, twice with her and once by myself.

If my food choices continue to include so much sugar, I don't think there will be much change in my weight. (exercise has NEVER been my problem).

Shortly after I started Spark I did a 30 day challenge, no candies, cookies and junk food and caffeine. THAT is when I lost the most weight. But I wasn't able to continue past those 30 days.

I need to figure out what I CAN do for my lifetime.

For the next 28 days...
Allow moderate (instead of binge amounts) of junk foods during a seven day period followed by seven days of sacrifice (no junk & fast foods). I started yesterday with the moderate amount week!!!!
I am thinking of the sacrifice seven days like a fasting-type of thing. But right off I'm going to need a better word than sacrifice, something more positive. Any ideas?

Anyway after I try this for 28 days I will see about tweaking the days. What I have wanted to do is something a counselor told me. (and it was so bizarre at the time, I've never forgot it). She said to only have dessert/sweets one night. She followed that up with that's what I do with my family!

Woah! I grew up with dessert every night and cookie or something sweet after lunch too! Until I heard that, I didn't realize other people might not have dessert EVERY evening. It never even crossed my mind!!! It was such a bizarre thot not to have dessert after dinner that I didn't think it was possible to live like that.

So the goal is to tweak the days down from 7 sugar & junk to once a week. I don't know if it is possible for me, but that's my plan. I don't know where this will end up, but there is that quote that goes something like this, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.



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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/7/2012 10:35AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan in place. I too have a hard time resisting the sweets.

How about instead of Sacrifice Week, you have Sugar Surrender Week, in which you lay down your junk food/sweets and march on thru healthy eating. I should do it too! Hmmm... Have to think about that.

I'm wishing you all the best. Keep us posted.

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GORIANA 11/6/2012 1:24PM

    Sounds great! Good luck.

I too have tried many things with regards to consumption of sweets; baked goods in particular. I tried the once a week thing, but it didn't work for me. What I do now is include something delicious once a day on most days. (This is a change for me. I used to indulge a few times a day.)

I work my treat in to my daily calorie limits and I find recipes where the (sometimes very small) serving is less than 200 C.

Any way, my point is to note that different things work for different people and I hope you can find the thing that works for you. Keep searching until you find it.

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TATTER3 11/6/2012 6:07AM

    I like the planning!

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