7/25/11: Day 22
The cravings are beginning to subside. I'm realizing that I will likely have to bring my own snacks to any birthday gatherings and if I want certain sauces I'll have to probably make them myself....might not be a bad idea.
I've got someon... Read more
7/23/11: Day 20
I can't believe I actually said "no" to an ice-cream sandwich today! One of the docs brought some by for us and I was fortunately up in the ICU and didn't even get near them. When the charge nurse told me about it, I just asked her if she'd li... Read more
7/22/11: Day 19
I really need to quit waiting till so late to blog...I feel too rushed as I'm usually a couple hours later than I'd like getting to bed...go figure. Still working on that thing called time management.
Ya know, it's amazing how much easier ... Read more
7/21/11: Day 18
For the first time since at least 2000, I am finally below 175 lbs!!!! I'm still sugar, sugar substitute and soda free. I do need to start paying better attention to food labels, though. My peanut butter's got sugar in it! I had bought it pr... Read more
7/20/11: Day 17
17 days with no sugar, artificial sweetener, or soda. Still having some cravings, but not as frequently. Since I've got a very prolific roma tomato plant, I managed to make several pints of tomato-basil sauce and put it in the freezer. We also... Read more
7/18/11: Day 15
Still sugar and soda free...yippee!
Work wasn't very stressful today, but I am still beat. I wonder if has anything to do with falling asleep in the recliner the past couple nights. I did at least make it up in time to get on the treadmil... Read more
7/17/11: Day 14
Two weeks w/o sugar, artificial sweeteners or sodas. Yippeee!
Expectations = future resentments. Rather than go into details, I just need to sit back, take a deep breath, and let it go. I have noticed that the higher my expectations, the ... Read more
7/15/11: Day 12
No sweets, no soda, no temptation...progress!
Interesting topic tonight came up...sugar as a useful tool for people trying to give up alcohol. Yeah....right. Sugar has been harder for me to give up than alcohol ever was!
I'm still p... Read more
7/14/11: Day 11
I managed to avoid the cookies today!!!!! A whole plateful of them were sitting in the back of the classroom all day and I stuck with my pita bread, hummus, and cantaloupe; my coffee, water, and some of the 100% fruit juices that were on the ot... Read more
7/13/11: Day 10
Another day with no sweets or soda...wow!
I actually made myself get on the treadmill after work today after slackin' off for at least a week. It actually felt really good! Did Week5 Day 2 of the 5K your way rookie program then spent anoth... Read more
7/12/11: Day 9
No sweets, no soda. Craving ice cream again, but didn't give in.
Driving back from my folks, I was thinking about the different places to stop for lunch. Nothing particularly healthy came to mind except Jason's Deli of The Grit in Athens. ... Read more
7/11/11: Day 8
Another day with no sweets and no soda. Tempted again with yummy looking lemon icebox pie and cookies at the funeral, but I resisted. The fresh fruit was much yummier!
It was good to see my cousins that I hadn't seen in a while; toward th... Read more
7/10/11: Day 7
Still have managed to survive another day without sugar or soda...although I've been itching for ice cream, milkshake, soda... Soda water (without sugar or artificial sweetener) and veggie pieces helped with the drive to my folks'.
Ended... Read more
7/9/11: Day 6
Well, day 6 of no sweets or soda. Helped a friend move today and did manage to avoid the donuts and sodas. Starting to crave a soda. I like the carbonation and I just flat out like Coca Cola (been doing Coke Zero's over diet coke) but I'm tryi... Read more
7/7/11: Day 4...
My aunt (mom's sister) passed away today, peacefully. At first, I wanted soda, or candy, or something sweet to make me feel better. That's what I would have done before; that's what I did when her brother died back in '92, except I probably had... Read more
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