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2013 Bicycle Debut and a Sugar Binge :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I got an Active Link at my WW meeting Thursday night, and I have it all set up online--doing my baseline data collection for the next week.

My bike made it’s 2013 debut yesterday. I rode it to the Y for my ST and then to the grocery store to pick up supplies to make my youngest son’s Birthday cake--I sent him a text Thursday night while he was with his dad to find out what kind he wants---cheesecake!! Oh, how dangerous is that?? And I knew he meant real...baked...cheesecake. It’s going to be a challenge for me to reign it on on that thing! I was starving when I came home with my supplies--who knows why--I hadn’t missed a meal, and I had a battle with sweets off and on since about 10:00 when I made a trip through the main office at work and found someone had brought in some homemade chocolate covered cream Easter eggs that were to share--I had ignored them once when they were in their little protective plastic dome-fortress, but this time they were on a plate--with a knife for slicing up into little harmless pieces....I tried the maple cream one, and it was like solid butter cream frosting flavored with maple--I loved it! Well that set off my sweet tooth for the rest of the day (apparently it’s like crack or heroin or something to my system). My co-worker has a few conversation hearts in a cup left from Valentine’s Day on her desk (I don’t even particularly care for those things!) that I began to nibble on...then came lunch--I got back to my healthy food. After lunch I had to go through the office again..I had hoped those eggs were gone...no! I had another sliver...back to my room and the conversation hearts. I finally snapped out of it and said I had to get some kind of better sweet snack --I found a high protein granola bar in my bag--that did the trick--I left the candy alone and got a little protein kick.

I made it through the rest of the day at work without any further casualties, then home to change for my bike ride to the Y...did that...(2013 debut for my bike, BTW), did my weight circuit...biked back home for grocery list for cheesecake...biked to the store for that and back home. My son was home by then, and it was supper time...so, since I was starving, I thought it would be a good idea to have supper before starting on his cake....he requested Chinese, and I thought that would be fine...shrimp and mixed veggies for me....home again and working on cake--started with crust--crushing the vanilla wafers...and well, there are only a few(probably 20) left after getting what I need for the crust...I ate them all!! Safer than having them lie around, right?? Thank God for all the activity I got in yesterday; I should recover more quickly that way...I had been so good all week, and I think that it snuck up on me...one little bit of sugar sent me over the edge. Grr.

But....today is a new day and a new week--the scale didn’t freak me out too badly this morning. I wrote it down, and I’m moving on. Have a great weekend and week!
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BARHAAS 3/25/2013 10:09PM

    Boy I hear you on the "sliver of this and sliver of that!" Sugar really does sneak up on me, so I was glued to your story! I loved your sharing and the way you turned it around and got back on that "healthy horse." Your sharing of something that I know all too well helps to inspire me all the more, since I know you have reached your goal. Here's to your continued healthy journey with detours along the way...So glad you are back on track! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_JODI404 3/23/2013 4:55PM

    Days like that are bound to happen once in a while. You did great!! All that biking and working out, and then facing the scale and moving forward with a new day.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I can't wait to get my bike out too! emoticon emoticon

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ALASKABRED 3/23/2013 4:11PM

    I had the same thing happen in Costco....first few steps in the store they were offering Jelly Belly candies, then further on all kinds of things which are totally not on my eating plan....did I say no? Of course I didn't. Sugar and wheat do drastic things for my willpower and it doesn't take much.... It is so totally not worth it when you look back on some of the choices because half of the time it is not even something I love. Oh well, idamage control is always a good thing.

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COFFEE_123456 3/23/2013 12:26PM

    Hi - great news about your biking. Sounds like you are totally right on track to keep away from the sugar binge - that is a nice, fast course change! Cheesecake is TOTALLY irresistible to me...

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KAYOTIC 3/23/2013 10:09AM

    I was thinking protein might break your sugar binge, and then you had the high protein granola bar! Maybe that would have worked after making the cheesecake too? Something to think about the next time temptation is sitting there, open and beckoning like a box of vanilla cookies! And then give the open box to your son and have him hide or dispose of them!

Great job on the bike debut! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/23/2013 10:00AM

    Sugar is nasty stuff isn't it....once I start, I can't stop. It's a drug!
Yes, today is a new day......step away from the sugar!
Have a terrific day.

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GAILRUU 3/23/2013 9:26AM

    For me, eating sugar is like throwing gasoline on a fire. I am better off avoiding it totaly.

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KANOE10 3/23/2013 8:33AM

    Sugar causes the same reaction in me..I want more and more. Good for you exercising and getting some healthy food in.
Today is a new day and you sound ready to stay focused and on track.

Have a great ride on your bike! I do st at the Y also. Good for you getting even more exercise by riding your bike.

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MELLIESUE13 3/23/2013 8:20AM

    Sugar does the same thing to me! Glad you were able to just move on. I would love to live somewhere where I could safely ride a bike. Its just too dangerous where I live .. little narrow country roads and people fly like the wind on them.

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