I asked for tips and hints on how to ride out these tough few days while detoxing from sugar… thanks Sandi for the tip of chewing sugar-free gum!
I also approached Gwen who has a great blog (Sky n Surf) who is definitely singing from the same hymn sheet and this was her advice: Drink lots of water. Keep busy. Exercise. Keep busy. Eat protein or fresh produce instead. Read “The End of Overeating” by Dr. David Kessler. And just gut it out. Sorry, there is no easy fix. I’ve got Dr Kessler’s book, I just need to read more of it.
So Thursday went well, I logged it all onto MyFitnessPal and my carbs tally was 26g and that mostly came from cauliflower and the oatbran that I put into my morning omelette. Yeah, 26g: I consider that a win!
I went shopping yesterday and bought the FitBit Aria Scales. It took no time to set them up and connect/sync them to MyFitnessPal account – how cool, not only does it give you your weight and body fat % but it also sends that data via wifi to your MyFitnessPal account automatically (I set them up to to it, and it remains private unless you want it to spurt your data out publicly) . I love gadgets and technology when it works
Now I am thinking about getting a FitBit ONE which is basically a pedometer. But then I saw the Nike + GPS watch in a mailer that arrived in the letterbox yesterday which maps your run, distance and speed (my iPhone has an app that does that but the phone is bulky and needs to be in an armband). I’m not sure…. but if I do splash out and get another gadget I will be sure to share the details here on my blog.
So today I need to be particularly efficient with my time as it is the last official day of my holiday (weekend does not count as hubby is off work on weekend days) so I need to get some school work done in order to feel organised and in control on Monday. On Monday school resumes for term 2 – at least it is only a 9 week term not like term 1 which was 12 weeks! There will be additional challenges when I’m back at work, namely the evil cookie jar and the evil sweets jar. But as long as I don’t indulge on the first day back then it is kinda like not “breaking the seal”. That is my all or nothing attitude. I know if I were to put my hand in either jar just once then there will be no going back and I will keep putting my hand in those damn jars as I would have in my mind that I’ve “broken the seal” if you like. Argh… mental mind games…. It’s like having a box of unopened chocolates. The chocolates are completely safe while the box is sealed, but as soon as it is open…. the self-control fails me.
One last thing before I put this post up… my new scales keep track of the daily weigh-in data (via the wifi/internet) and so I have decided to keep me honest I will take a screenshot of the graph on the 31st of May and share it here on my blog. So people, I have made the promise to share the graph for the month of May and obviously I will find that quite tough to do if I am not trending downwards in terms of my weight so that is another incentive to be true to myself and constantly strive towards my goal. Lynda, another blogger (Living the Life) who I admire has shared her weight-loss graph and I must say it looks very impressive seeing a constantly downward slope showing her weightloss. So it is time to stop mucking around pretending to be healthy and slim and get on with it!!!