Today is the beginning of another work week. I’m going to be thankful I have employment!
I must say I am seeing result from my efforts to cut sugar out of my diet. I have lost 3 pounds. Not much but it is a loss. Three pounds gone is 3 pounds - so I’m encouraged to continue.
I’ve actually been a little fearful to eat any sweets. Fearful that I might binge out – you know like they say – you can’t eat just one chip! We had a luncheon on Friday and I had a small piece of cake and a tablespoon of ice cream. I didn’t go back for a second serving. I didn’t take a piece of cake home like everyone else. Nor have I had any sugar since. I didn’t fall of the wagon – I did good.
Yesterday was the beginning of a new my second healthy eating week. The first week and I did good….no red meat, no additional sugar or sweets. It’s not been an easy challenge, hopefully this week it’ll be a little easier. I sure would like a personal chef. Ok…. so I that little want doesn’t fit into my budget. As my mom the Grand Dame Grown Woman used to say to us “You’re never too old to want”. Another one of those saying I disliked hearing, that always came when you were asking for something you really, really wanted. It was a not so subtle dismissal.
Well… here I go again trying to create a healthy eating habit.
“They say” – Do something for 30 days in a row and it will become a habit! Now all I need to know is who are “they”? : -)
Trying to win the war against sugar addiction is tough. Yes, I admit to being addicted to sugar. I think most Americans are addicted to sugar. I know our children are addicted to it. Anyway, I’m trying to eliminate the extra sugar in my daily life. So far and that’s the sad part it’s only been 5 days, but I digress - there’s been no cookies Double Stuff Oreo’s or a Chick-fil-A warm Chocolate Chip cookie. No cake of any kind not even from Cakes Done Wright, Publix Bakery or Dianne’s famous Coconut or Chocolate Caramel cake. Up until today I’ve been doing okay – Today, that’s all I’ve been thinking about…. cake or ice cream, cookies even a peach shake. I’m not much of a pie eater but today I even thought about a peach pie or a blackberry cobbler. My thoughts drift off - I grab them back, drift off – grabbed back! Boy….this has been a chore BUT I’m winning.
Whew……. I know tomorrow will be better.
`elima = number 5 in Hawaiian Language
I’ve heard fitness guru’s mention that eating healthy doesn’t necessarily cost more! That’s a crazy assumption. Of course it cost more and eating healthy takes a bigger chunk out of your food budget. Fresh fruits and vegetables are sky high and if you eat meat that even more. I heard one of the fitness instructor to the star’s say “sure you can eat meat just pay attention to the source of the meat, choice your cuts wisely better cuts - better money and purchase from a place like Whole Foods. I don’t know what stores are in other areas of the country but Whole Foods are here in the south. It’s a commercial version of a health food store. The store is big, clean and bright, displays are inviting. You can get health foods, holistic items, just about anything you choice in gluten free products, fresh vegetables/fruits and the meat department reminds me of the old meat stores we used to go to. Everything is fresh and it all looks delectable but….. You get what you pay for… read that expensive.
So I’m trying to be creative in what I buy fix and eat. I’m not a fan of cooking. I can cook but I find it to be a chore rather than a joy. I think that’s why I drifted away from WW. The idea of planning meals as well as fix them is not my forte. However, I need to stay healthy, wealthy and wise so I’m trying to find a happy medium to do just that.
Today wasn’t a huge appetizing food day but I’m healthily full. I had breakfast- a protein shake and fruit, lunch- veggies and a baked potato, and a fruit snack. Don’t know what I’ll have for dinner but I’m thinking about it now before I feel hungry.
And this is just day 4!!