SKYWAY2LS's SparkPeople Blog SKYWAY2LS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 1 I made it through the first day of my new eating program and ate 1247 calories. There were cookies in the house and I bagged them up and gave them to Doug early in the morning. I ate some almonds when we went on a day trip. Later I found that they have more calories than I had thought, but it was okay. I made a big salad for dinner and that made up for the almonds. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 01:54:11 EST I made it through my husband's birthday party with no sugar! I quit eating sugar on May 6th and today was bit of a challenge. It was my husband's birthday today and I hosted a party for him at our house. <BR> <BR> 1. I planned out a pizza party with take and bake pizza for 10 people. That made it easier for me to execute without feeling overly stressed in my small kitchen. <BR> <BR> 2. I chose a birthday cake that HE liked - not my favorite. What difference did it make to me what kind of cake they all ate? I wasn't eating any of it, so it did... Tue, 22 May 2012 01:23:49 EST Day 4 Without Sugar Today was my 4th day without sugar and I'm feeling pretty good. I got up early and cleaned house for an hour and a half, did a bit of work in the office, then went for a 45 minute walk with Vickie. I got back, washed and dressed, prepared lunch and a friend came over. We had soup and salad. She left and my daughter called wanting me to drive to the airport, so I drove to Sacramento, 1 1/2 hours from my place, picked her up and took her home. I still had a few things to do when I got hom... Thu, 10 May 2012 02:31:47 EST Today I stop eating sugar for one year Last night I decided I will stop eating sugar and I've set a one year goal for this decision. I will completely cut sugar out of my diet, since sugar is something that causes me to want to eat all of the time and to eat too much. I quit eating sugar for a year and a half back in 2005 and I lost all of my weight, basically. I had slimmed down completely and felt better than I had for many years, at that point. <BR> <BR> I became overwhelmed when we had a long series of personal tragedies... Sat, 5 May 2012 12:13:33 EST Back to exercising! I went to the gym tonight and swam 20 laps after having a one week break due to vertigo. I can't swim or exercise when I'm dizzy and can't jump around or dip my head into the water, so I had to accept a break in the action. Today I finally felt like I was back to normal enough to go back and hit the gym. It was a little hard getting back into the swing of exercising again and I wanted to quit after about 4 laps! Ha, ha! But I stayed with it and completed 20. Tomorrow night I'll add to t... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 01:49:59 EST My eating day today... Yesterday I had a free eating day and ate something that is not on my normal menu. Sometimes I find I will keep nibbling around something that I really want by eating something that isn't quite so bad - and that can be a good thing. But sometimes its better just to get it out of the way, eat the thing that is talking to me, and then move on by having a great week. Anyway, yesterday was one of those days and I just got the thing thats been bugging me, ate it, and now I can move on with my ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:44:49 EST Looking better in clothes I'm starting to notice I can wear certain tops I used to pass up in my closet because my stomach looked too big. Now my stomach has gotten small enough that those blouses look very nice on me again. This is progress! Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:23:09 EST Perfect eating day yesterday I had a perfect eating day yesterday and plan to have another perfect eating day today. I lost another pound and the clothes are feeling a little bigger on me this week. <BR> <BR> I have been swimming and bicycle riding and have really stuck to my exercise plan, which has been terrific. I feel good. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:45:56 EST Renewed Effort Last week was my birthday and, although I did well with my eating, my sister and daughter brought a sugar free dessert for me to eat. I would have skipped that if it had been my choice, but I felt obligated to eat it when it was my birthday and they so pointedly brought it for me. <BR> <BR> In any event, although my calories and other scores were perfect for the day, it seems to have made the daily eating since then a lot more difficult. I have been snacking more and eating items that I sh... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:11:39 EST