Get awareness of the difference between before and after the cupcakes. Sugar may give us an energy boost but it's short-lived and in the long run not worth it!
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
That's why I try (notice I say 'try,' since am not always successful) not to have ANY sugary treats in the house, because I KNOW how I act with them. Even if I'd put in the freezer 'to have once a week' or so, I rarely fail to start obsessing over them, so.......I usually indulge out of the house, maybe share a dessert with one or more people so it's just a few bites. Then I have to watch how I feel the next few days. If I start feeling like I HAVE to have something sweet, then I don't even have desserts out. I've made some wonderful treats with just fruit, so I try to stay away from what I KNOW will tempt me. I don't usually have coffee....first, I'd only have decaf (the body can't tolerate regular) & secondly, I like cream & sugar or lattes, so......I usually stick with a nice tea. Years ago I used coffee creamer until I was made aware of all the garbage that goes into it, so if I'm going to indulge it's going to be real cream or milk (latte). That's one of the perks of living alone these days. I mean, I HATE eating almost every single meal alone & there are also some other downsides, but at least I have TOTAL control of the foods that come into the house, & I can cook broccoli & fish any time I want!
Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 8/5/2013 (20:39)
Sue Whittier, NC EST
current weight: 131.6
Fitness Minutes: (171) Posts: 5 8/5/13 7:29 P
so week 3 I was entirely sugar free so to reward myself I made some cupcakes and limited myself to 1 a day well I ended up having 2 today and yesterday but out of 24 cupcakes I think 4 is doing ok there are no more cupcakes left cause my boyfriend and kids loved them so much and we gave some to a friend as well :) but even though I have slipped yesterday and a little bit today i feel sluggish and lazy i don't want to do anything but just sit around and watch tv while yesterday before and while i was baking them i was excited full of energy i got my entire chore to do list done but today i have only gotten my living room cleaned and my laundry folded and put away i don't want to do anything else today i am drained of all of my energy. on a positive note though i weighed myself on Saturday and i have lost a whole lot of weight by just cutting down my sugar i haven't eliminated it completely but cut it down. for example if i decide i want some pop i give my oldest daughter half or i put the other half in the fridge for later i don't over do it anymore i don't buy sugar free stuff i just use less of the stuff that has sugar in it for example my coffee creamer. i used to use coffee creamer and sugar but now i use one serving of coffee creamer and 1/2 teaspoon rather than 2 tablespoons of sugar :)
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