day 26

So I am adding a challenge to my weight loss challenge.  It is going to be hard to reach my reward foods if I keep cheating and eating high calories in foods that aren’t my reward foods.  I might as well just eat the reward ones, but I won’t…alas…someday my will power will work again.  😉

Anyway, my downfall is, and always has been, sugar.  I have tried many times to do a paleo or primal diet and fail after a few days.  This time around I am going to avoid refined sugars for 30 days.  Beginning today and taking me to September 9th, my food intake will be almost devoid of refined sugars.  I am making an exception with my cottage cheese and greek yogurt (they aren’t high in sugar content, but have a little)…for me the protein and dairy are important.

My meals will consist primarily of fruits and veggies, nuts, fish, egg whites and chicken.  As with each new venture in being healthy I am excited, but I am nervous that I don’t have what it takes to do it.  I have no intentions of giving sugar up completely in the long run, but know giving it up short term will be healthy and will hopefully (hopefully!) make me more controlled in my sugar intake in the future.  Since it is a 30 day challenge and I am making it public, I have a better chance of success.

Sugar has a bad rep, but tastes so good.  I know it is blamed for myriad of diseases and health issues, so getting it under control would be a big benefit.

Here’s to another attempt at being healthy!  🙂

AM workout: run on elliptical = 500 calories burned

PM workout: will do weight lifting for arms

Calories planned around 1500

I went over yesterday, but if I stick to my sugar free challenge (I mapped out a daily menu plan for that) I should remain between 1400 and 1600 for daily caloric intake.

All miles are not created equal and other random thoughts…

Some thoughts of the day…

“It never fails!”

The kids will be playing like angels all day long, with me and independently, and as soon as I pick up the phone a “crisis” breaks out.

“Wow…great trick!”

We were doing ice cube melting experiments and my youngest put his on a small stool in front of the refrigerator.  In my hurriedness of the day, I completely forgot about it and walked right into it kicking the stool across the kitchen.  I turned back to see the cup sitting perfectly upright, not spilled right below where it was on the stool.  I love when things work out that way.  🙂

“*sigh*”

Thighs and toilet seats just don’t make a good combination.

“Vanilla almond milk is better to clean”

After my youngest threw it up all over the couch from being in so much pain with his ear infection, I realized that I preferred it over normal child stomach yuckiness.  It is sad that I am comparing in this area, but such is life.

“I should have known”

When my youngest (he has had a busy week) fell asleep sitting straight up crammed in the corner of the grocery cart that he would wake up with an illness the next day.

“All miles are not created equal”

I ran my first 10 miles in a nice flat neighborhood with sidewalks and trails.  I ran my second 10 mile run on the road full of hills (mostly small hills, but a hill is a hill) and wow my time and my body noticed the difference!