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17 Days...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

As you know, the east coast got tons of snow last night - I was all prepared - Kitties and I were safe. I forgot to get a refill on a couple of my meds before the storm, so off to Walgreen's I went with my neighbor and dear friend Pat. Picked up bottled water while I was there and then we went to lunch...Oh, Oh!

I have been such a good girl with a 17 day streak of no processed sugar. I was doing really well with this new adventure until the last two day - I wanted something! But, in spite of those nagging feelings, those continuous cravings, those intense callings of sweetness taking over my mind and body I was good - until yesterday that is...

Pat and I went to Friendly's one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich - usually ordering from the Senior Menu and usually a soup and sandwich. Well, not yesterday. We had a Fish sandwich with Fries and a Sundae for dessert. Yup, I had sweets! Let me tell you about my breakdown - it was a 2 scoop chocolate ice cream sundae with chocolate syrup, whip cream, brown sprinkles and a huge cherry on top! I think I died and went to heaven for sure. Pat gulped her treat right down, but not me! I took slow savory little bites and licked my lips with pleasure. Oh, I won't even tell you what it was better than...I was in heaven and didn't feel guilty at all, because you know what, I deserve this little pleasure every once in a while, don't I?

So today I am back to day one of my no process sugar - taking it one baby step at a time. Maybe this time I can go 20 days on my journey without sweets - who knows??? But, I am positive this is a good journey for my mind and body. Oh, the body - NO, I DIDN'T LOSE ONE POUND DURING THE LAST 17 DAYS. Well, I am Diabetic and the med certainly don't help - they keep my weight up!

and, so it goes on my side of town...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHESAKAT41 2/9/2013 3:43PM

    Thanks for the supportive comment - I was just going to start over with my Ticker - but now I will just continue with counting the days. Best wishes to you -

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HEALTHY_BEACH 2/9/2013 1:56PM

    Oh no, I am on day 13. I am wondering if I will be able to keep this streak. I feel really good, but it is mentally challenging for me at times. I love the way my body feels. I can feel the changes in my body.
Thank you for sharing your "human experience" because we are. Glad your not being hard on yourself.
Best wishes for your day 20.....Yes we can do it!

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CHESAKAT41 2/9/2013 1:35PM

    Yup MORTICIA you got that right - and it was a YUM for sure!!!

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    I agree that everyone needs a treat now and then and this one sounded worth it. YUM!!

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CHESAKAT41 2/9/2013 12:54PM

    You are sooo right - and I am fine with eating the Sundae! Boy, was it good. I am surprised that I went 17 days...

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 2/9/2013 10:04AM

    You are right about meds. They tend to increase inflammation and hold water. One lapse in 17 days is not bad. Let it go and get back on track. Beating yourself up will just give you an excuse to give yourself more "comfort food". I know --I've been there many times. emoticon

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