Monday, October 18, 2010

Ive thought this thing through till my head aches

Its Monday, the beginning of a new week. I have been sick all weekend but I did manage to prepare somewhat for my diet this coming week. My main goal is to eat positively nothing prepared. I must avoid sugar like the plague! I just cannot believe the damage sugar does to my system. I'm in denial so much of the time then suddenly I get incredibly sick from it and the truth has to be faced.

So no sugar! I've done very well this weekend eating only real foods and that's the way I intend to keep it. I'm really going to have to work hard if I want to see a loss for the month. I hope I don't jinx anything by saying this but I really feel like I'm back in the game now.

When school started in September my body did its normal fall stress thing: gain weight, eat whatevers in sight cause now I don't have any time. For years I have gained weight when schools starts. I teach school and I know its the stress of getting back to teaching and the lack of time to concentrate on diet.

September is over and so is half of October. I made it through without a huge weight gain. Sometimes I feel like I am fighting for my very life here. I don't know how to swim in water and I feel like I have the same feelings about dieting. I'm drowning. The days are muddled with eating whatever I can grab in my busy life.

I like clean eating days; days when I know exactly what I ate and days that I know that what I ate was healthy!

I'm trying to cut down on my coffee. That is huge in my life!! I need to cut back on coffee to drink more water. I drank about three glasses of water yesterday. That is a big accomplishment for me!

So this week is all about eating real food, drinking water, and getting outside to walk. That's really what health and losing weight is all about! It seems so easy...and yet..its so hard!


  1. Sounds like you have a great plan. It's so tough to get back to drinking the water when it slips.
    Have a great clean eating week :)

  2. I started drinking Power Tea only 2 weeks ago. I have missed a lot of my workouts and yes I really feel bad because I’ve paid for a membership with the gym I go to, but I still managed to lose 5 lbs! Actually nothing much changed in my lifestyle. I take the tea and still walk downtown for work and that’s about it. I was really struggling before because I had no time to go to the gym. It was such a breakthrough for me. I also learned about an instant business program that they’re offering but I haven’t actually tried that yet. You can go to this website, and know more about it. I’ll try it in the next few weeks and will you know if it’s as good as it sounds too.

  3. Apparently my last comment didn't go through...
    Anyway, sounds like you have some good plans in place. I've learned from going to the obesity clinic w/ my friend that our bodies will work doubly hard to re-gain our weight loss, so it's good to have strategies in place & to be aware of that.

  4. I checked that power tea and wow, it is expensive! $70 some dollars a bottle? There is no way I could afford that!

    And yes, I know first hand that a body will try doubly hard to regain the weight! sigh

  5. It's anything but easy! It's "simple" but it's really difficult. Especially when emotions are involved.

    The 8 glasses of recommended water are a MINIMUM of what we need to be healthy. My suggetion to cut down the coffee is to make yourself drink at least one cup of water before you reward yourself with coffee. Once you're in that habit, then you can go longer and longer between the java.

    It sounds like you're really aware of the behaviors that you need to change and I have confidence that you can do it. :)

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