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A week without sugar

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Last year started off well for us. We started eating better but things got stressful and we turned to food (I think others can relate). It wasn't long before we were eating junk food every day - cookies, candies, donuts etc.

Then came December and we really ramped up our bad eating in anticipation of my husband's birthday and Christmas. We were eating massive amounts of the worst things possible. I managed to gain back all of the 4 kilos I had lost earlier in the year plus 650 grams.

After Christmas we decided that once we finished off everything we bought, we wouldn't get any more. We finished the last of it on Dec 30th.

It has now been a full week without sugar. The first few days were hard - headaches and mood swings. That seems to have passed and I am sleeping better, I have more energy, I'm sure I'm thinking more clearly and real food is starting to taste really good.

It's early days but I am pleased with my decision to get off of sugar.

  
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2013 - the year in review

Monday, December 30, 2013

It has been an interesting year for me. I had a net weight gain of 50 grams. That sounds pretty good except I had lost 4 kilos early in the year and gained it all back in the past 4 or 5 months.

It wasn't all bad, though. Exercise has become more of a habit for me and my husband and I have finally sworn off junk food. Of course it's only Day 2 so very early days! We are going to be eating with the attitude that we eat for energy and health not for pleasure. If the food tastes good (which it does), that's just a bonus and not the primary reason for eating.

It has been a difficult year for us - a business started and failed but we seem to have landed on our feet. Next year can only be an improvement.

Happy New Year to everybody and may 2014 be a joyous and prosperous one.

  
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_LINDA 12/31/2013 9:28AM

    Hope things go better for you in the New Year!!
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ARTJAC 12/30/2013 11:30PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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LOOD1962 12/30/2013 9:23PM

    Good luck and Happy New Year!

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Junk food addict goes cold turkey

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Yesterday we finished off the rest of the unhealthy food we had left in the house. There is no more cake, no cookies, no nuts or candy or chocolate or mince tarts. The last of it was downed after dinner last night.

We had originally talked about having a last feast on New Year's Eve but we changed our minds. I am tired of eating. I am tired of not sleeping well. I am tired of not eating good food in order to have room for the junk. I am tired of the fuzzy thinking, lack of motivation, pounding heart and mood swings.

So we are kicking the junk food habit starting today. This is Day 1 and so far so good. I have exercised and I am drinking lots of water. I hope in a week or so I will be feeling ever so much better. I feel better already because of the decision.

  
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HARPIE 12/29/2013 8:40PM

  That's fantastic! Keep it up, and you will become so much healthier...

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A New Year, A New Me!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I will be so glad when the holidays are over. I am tired of eating. Our house is full of food and I am gaining weight at an alarming rate. I told my husband that I am done with the junk food as of Jan 1st.

I feel like we have to have all of this food around for my step-daughter who is coming for Christmas. We bought everything you can think of and I've also done some baking. I feel out of control because "I don't want to waste it". I'd really rather toss it all in the bin.

OK, I've just made a deal with my husband - anything we have left on Jan 1st, we toss in the bin! We shook on it.

So, the next nine days are going to be hard but I'm looking forward to the end of the holidays. I'm looking forward to giving up junk food. I suspect by the end of January, I'll be feeling so much better.

  
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ARTJAC 12/29/2013 10:47PM

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LYNN_GODDARD 12/22/2013 6:56AM

    I agree, I am anxious for the holidays to be over and all the sweet food to be gone. It's often better to let it go to the waste (trash) than to your waist! It seems to take longer to lose it than what it does to gain it...or give it to someone that might want it or can burn it off better than myself. It's great that your hubby supports you on this topic. emoticon (keep your eye on the ball or in this case...the prize)

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RDEE22 12/22/2013 5:54AM

    I know the feeling. We had our Christmas family lunch yesterday and with the preparation, lunch and leftovers I feel like emoticon . I think my weight has come on just looking at the food. Good luck getting through it all.
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    Good plan!

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A New Year, A New Me!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Well, it's coming up to the end of the year. I started the year at about 61 kilos. During the year, I lost 4 and have regained every bit of it back. It's been a tough year for us and we don't drink much or do drugs - food is our drug of choice.

After some serious mental head-bashing, I'm going into the new year with a good attitude. I will get through the holidays as well as I can, trying very hard just to not go any higher. I plan on a complete ban on junk food in the new year - no cookies, candy, cakes. I plan to cook a lot more. Lots more fruit.

Today is a travel day as we are going to visit my mother-in-law. We tend to eat badly on travel days. At least I'm supplying lunch and I know that's healthy - zucchini loaf.

  
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