Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I have big hopes that I am able to get through a few rooms in my house and de junk them today. I was at a friends house yesterday and her house is so organized that it has motivated me to go through my own house as if I was moving and get rid of the crap that I am not using and make a place for everything I am using. I have visions of what I want it to look like. I just don't think I can achieve that all today. I'm going to try. I really need to live near an ikea right about now. Ready, get set, go....... I'm off and running!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Day 7

Well, I'm still alive and with a much better attitude than on day 1. :) I slipped and had 2 small cookies out of 6 dozen cookies I had to make for Todd yesterday. I still feel like I'm doing well! I'm not letting that get me down. I've picked up and started this morning where I left off before I put those 2 cookies away. I can't be too hard on myself.

Some of the foods that I am eating and love are cottage cheese/cinnamon, Orowheat 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins, raw almonds, sweet italian chicken sausages and the spicy jalapeno chicken sausages from Trader Joes, salad with Feta cheese & Cilantro salad dressing from Trader Joes, snow peas, cucumber spears, turkey chili made from scratch (ground turkey (8% fat), black beans, cannellini beans, fresh chopped tomatoes, celery, carrots, minced garlic, green onions, red peppers, orange peppers, anaheim chiles, apple cider vinegar, chicken stock with 1 can of tomato paste and a plethora of spices; chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes & cumin. My family loves it - the kids devour it and some have 2 big bowls. Top it with guacamole made from scratch and cheese if you desire. 2-3 hard boiled egg whites sliced on top of a whole wheat sandwich thin with a little ground mustard & salt & pepper, apples, grapefruit & chicken on top of a bowl of salad greens with lots of chopped veggies are some of the foods that I am eating and loving.

I have to say that something I have noticed these last 7 days is that I am not as grouchy/irritable. I just wonder if the sugar has anything to do with that. I did have a couple of minor night sweat episodes and am sure that it doesn't have anything to do with sugar....it is my hormone levels. I was tested a few months ago and have really low estrogen, pretty much that of a person checking into menopause. Lucky me!! I think they are hot flashes. My grandma went through menopause at 35 so I guess there is a possibility that I head into it much sooner than others. The doctor told me to eat more soy to try and raise my estrogen.....oh how do people do that. It all tastes bad to me.

Here's to another 7 days!! Anyone else want to join my bandwagon?

I'm off to make lunches for my kids and deliver them to the school.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Feeling good

After talking, well texting with a friend yesterday, I felt so much better and like I could really kick the sugar habit. Thanks Susie!! She gave me the pep talk that I needed. She has recently done it for health concerns and looks great. She feels so much better and is eating all kinds of food. It's nice to know another person who is doing the same thing.

I feel good today with a better attitude about the whole thing. I have one whole day under my belt of no sugar (simple carbs) and can now make it two.:). I am working one day at a time! I can make conscious choices that will help me to achieve my goal!

"I gotta feeling....that tonights gonna be a good night" .....or today! I love that song:). It's time for a run!

To do today:
Emily's softball practice
Mittys baseball practice
Casey's rugby practice
Work on primary picture
Work on sharing time
File taxes
Pay bills

Thank goodness no school tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tomorrow= another chance

Here it is, a new day. I feel good to be starting a new day with a good attitude about change. I am committing to eating better and listening to my doctor.:). Sugar is my enemy and I really need to look at it that way. I'm off for a long run which I love! My mind is able to run free and think about whatever I want. I know I can overcome my bad sugar habits with my Heavenly Fathers help. It never hurts to ask for help even if it is over something as silly as sugar. Anyone who has the problem or has had to overcome knows what I'm talking about. I'm off with a prayer in my heart to make good eating choices!! I can do hard things!!!!

Frustrated....Can't overcome the sugar addiction

I'm totally out of control and it's very frustrating. I love to bake which then means I have to try what I make. I am not supposed to be eating sugar. How can I stop? Why do I have to stop doing what I love? I am feeling very frustrated and need an intervention! What to do with a sweet tooth at night? I am going to attempt for the millionth time to start over tomorrow. Tomorrow is such a beautiful thing:). The problem with tomorrow is that I keep saying that every day when I fail. My follow up dr. appt. is in 2 weeks. It's been 3 months since she told me to really cut out the sugar. I think the longest I went was 2 weeks straight and then I cave. I can do this, I can do this!!!! It's hard but what would life be like if everything was easy? How do you control sugar cravings?

I start to feel angry that I have this to deal with. I know life could be worse but this is definitely a challenge for me. I feel like this isn't any different than someone who can't stop smoking, drinking or has a drug addiction. I have sympathy for those who struggle. Feel free to leave any gimmicks that work for you.