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Monday, August 22, 2011

So since we've moved into our new facility (which is awesome, btw) I've been pretty much eating out everyday. I find that I like to get away from the office and getting some sunshine and fresh air. They've opened up a Zoe's Kitchen nearby which makes me happy. I also find that my calorie consumption has dropped considerably since I've started to eat a more satisfying lunch. I tend to not be so hungry and snack so much in the evenings.


I was excited to finally weigh myself after about 3 weeks of consistently eating less, but unfortunately when I did finally weight myself it was on day one of my cycle and so I had not yet shown a loss. I'll try again. I really feel confident that I will show a loss.


I read an article in Ladies Home Journal about a woman who cut out sugar for a month and with no other changes lost five pounds. Wow. She wrote some specifics about how the body works and how it holds on to weight when the blood sugar remains higher. I'll have to read it again to get all the details, but that article was really written for me.
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    I love Zoe's Kitchen!
    3136 days ago
  • LEASIM1231
    I very much believe anything about how bad sugar is! My osteopath said it is poison to your body...but how come it tastes so good?!?

    3143 days ago
    Sugar comes in so many forms today. On top of being added to food, there's the natural sugars that already exist in fruits and, yes, vegetables too although usually less. I'd love to know the issue of the Ladies Home Journal...reducing my sugar is on my list.

    Sorry you didn't see a positive change with the scale, but it's coming! Hang in there! emoticon
    3144 days ago
    Hang in there, Terri ! Unfortunately the weight doesn't magically disappear the minute we decide we want to lose the weight. this isn't the Biggest Loser. those types of dramatic losses are just not typical.

    In general, a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, BUT there may be weeks you don't lose. There may even be weeks when you gain. that doesn't mean you're doing something wrong. Weight loss is not linear. It really could take 6-8 weeks of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that's perfectly normal.

    So, don't assume that something is wrong because the scale isn't moving. It will move, but it does take time.

    What to do ? Get a tape measure and take your measurements. You'll notice your inches drop long before the scale budges and that too is perfectly normal.

    Look for small changes first because those are the first you'll see. You may notice your clothes starting to fit a bit better. You may notice you sleep a bit better. You may notice you have a little more energy. keep an eye out for those small changes !!

    3144 days ago
    Yep..my scale has been showing the same 1-2 pounds up or down for over 6 weeks. I decide it must be the batteries. So I changed them yesterday. They were the ones that came with it 3 yrs ago! So with much anticipation I jumped on the scales this morning and...nope...same old up/down. But I'll keep trying!
    3144 days ago
    You should read "This is why you're fat" by Jackie Warner. It has a lot of good information in there about sugar and other additives and how it can affect your body. I have cut out a huge amount of sugar but not all. I'm not even sure in this day and age no sugar can be done. I have not seen the weight loss like you were talking about but I feel better. The hubby said I appeared to be slimming up but I think he's crazy...adorable but crazy. Maybe I've lost some inches and not pounds. I could live with that. I'll measure in 2 weeks and find out. Good Luck.
    3144 days ago
    The weight loss WILL happen! Hang in there -- and good luck!
    3144 days ago
    There is a book called Sugar Busters thats really GREAT! You could probably buy it on Amazon cheap (used).
    3144 days ago
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