Thursday, January 31, 2013
Couldn't sleep so on the computer I am! Going without processed sugar or sweets has been easier than I thought it would have been. I have found eating sugar creates wanting more sugar/sweets as we all know.
I am back to buying the bags of salad and this time I am putting the contents into a plastic lettuce saver. This is more convenient than rustling with the bag and clip to keep it closed. I am eating the salad with the mixed greens, grated red cabbage and carrots and then sometimes I add a small half of tomato or whatever is low cal to fill me up. Lately, I have been adding to the lettuce salad a small Navel Orange with Light Italian Dressing and is it delicious! Try adding some fruit to a salad - like Strawberries also, you will be amazed how it lightens up your taste buds in a delightful way.
Also, I am grabbing the water bottle and carrying it with me - this I never do as I am very bad about the water thing. I am trying! When I am really turned off to water I drink it with a straw and find I consume more of it without realize I am drinking it at all.
Last, I have discovered Light La Yogurt. Oh I know, many of you probably eat it, but I am not a big Yogurt fan, because I simply haven't discovered a Yogurt that I truly enjoyed. Well, this one is fabulous. So at night when I am sitting in front of the TV and seeing all the commercials about FOOD - I grab a Yogurt and I am happy. I also am rotating with the Atkins Chocolate Shake - really takes the wanting Chocolate away and I know the drink is healthy for me. Before, I would have a sandwich or a bowl of cereal and all those carbs turn right into sugar which puts all that fat on my body!
So, that is what I have been up to the past 9 days...and you know what? It is working for me. I had gained 25 lbs this past year with medicine changes and also by simply eating cake, ice cream and chocolate bars. Who am I kidding to think a bowl of ice cream can't hurt too bad? Or when I run to the store and I am standing in line with all the candy bars on each side of me - oh, I can have just one! Yeah, right!!!
My mind is alert, my stomach is receptive and my heart is happy. Onward and forward to this new lifestyle of weight loss - without sugary things!
and, so it goes on my side of town...