Friday, January 30, 2009

Wherein I eat sugar and I pay big time

Yesterday I fixed myself a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I put walnuts, cinnamon, blueberries and peaches in it with a tablespoon of cream. That is how I always make my oatmeal. Oh I alternate the fruits by using bananas and apple chunks but otherwise I pretty much stick with that.

For lunch I had some triscuits with hummus. For dinner I had a half of a homemade chicken enchilada. I was so busy with everything I somehow knew I wasn't eating right but didn't stop to change the course of things. I ran my kids to a night class and a girlfriend wanted to go out and visit while they were there. So we went to a little coffee bistro type place where I had decaf coffee and a carrot cake muffin with raisins. The muffin is called a muffin top and that's exactly what it looks like-just like they cut the top off of a muffin that had overflowed its cup. So the muffin was not that big as you can see. But it was just big enough for the sugar to do its number on me.

If I would have had my protein up where it belonged for the day that sugar wouldn't have bothered me. Well I didn't and I paid the piper. I awoke with a migraine this morning. I know that will happen so why do I always fall into this trap? It's called discipline; I must discipline myself to stay away from sugar or at the very least combine my carbs with a protein. I have the head knowledge now I need to kick myself into action and apply it.


  1. I just found your blog. Congrats on all your weightloss. I just recently cut out sugar and it's made a huge difference on how I feel. I love sweets but just not sure it's worth it.

    Wishing you continued success.

  2. I do the same thing if I do not eat and then eat something sugary. I have only had four full blown, I think I need to go to the ER, just shoot me, migraines. I have had bad headaches that are migraines not in full force and I can medicate to keep them from becoming bad where you cannot stand to feel your pulse surge through your ears. Hope you feel better. We are having a 16th birthday tonight. I am not prepared to do any better than go with it. I have to work on that.

  3. I have to stay away from sugar, too. I find that for me, eating begats more eating of it. I go through three days of withdrawls, which SUCK. Then each month during that dreaded week, I stuff chocolate in as fast as I can, only to have to go through the withdrawls again.


  4. (you have the best posts titles.)

    and now I nag.

    do you need more protein at breakfast? oh actually maybe NO with the cream too.

    *I* would but Im weird that way....
    please to ignore me.

  5. I have actually heard Dr. Oz say to have some healthy fat before the a handful of nuts, even a tsp of olive oil! That's what I did this morning before heading to the preschool Muffins with Mom to have my muffin.......which by the way, yours sounds better ;) Hubby was like're swallowing plain olive oil?!

  6. You are doing great on your journey. I have issues with sugar as well.

  7. You and the ladies are an inspiration to me. Congratulations on your weight loss. I would love to join your club. Other than my husband, I don't have that much support at home, and I think it will help me on my own journey. Hope to talk to you again soon. Keep up the good work.

  8. It's a struggle when we sabotage ourselves, isn't it? Best wishes to you.


Thank you for taking the time to encourage me on my journey! Your comment is appreciated!