Girl Scout Cookies and Other Such Normalities

Yesterday I ate a girl scout cookie.  It was my favorite–Do-si-dos.  They’re all peanut butter crunchy cookie with peanut butter filling.  I love peanut butter and had decided that I was going to enjoy one even though I’m now sugar free.  Fact is, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to.  The sugar kind of burned my tongue, an unexpected sensation, and sort of took the enjoyment out of the peanut butter.  The good thing about it was that it made me all the more certain that I am on the right path for myself. 

Now if I could just get organized, I’d be next to perfect.  🙂

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Beautiful Days Ahead

Last week I lost 3 lbs.  My husband lost 2.5.  I won for this week, but I’m sure it will be short lived.  No matter what happens, more beautiful days are ahead for both of us.  My husband is trying to get his diabetes under control and I’d like to just look better and feel better.  For those of you following my sugarless journey, I’m still sugarless and loving it.  I no longer crave or wish to eat sugar and now I’m saying goodbye to another decade of weight.  I still don’t look thin by any means, but my clothes fit better and I feel better.  With summer coming on, there are more beautiful days ahead, and I’m including my own beautiful self in those days.  Still not quite time for a before and after, but not as far away from it as I once was.  When I lose another 10 lbs, I’ll post a before and after  shot so you can see my progress.  Even so, I’ll still have a long way to go, but it’s good to document the journey.  I can’t believe I’ve come this far! 

Getting into the Act

My husband is now getting into the act.  He is swearing off sugar and challenging me to a weight loss competition.  This is scary because he is crazy competitive.  Right now I weigh less than he does and I think it is his plan to change that and soon.

I want to say that men DO lose weight faster than women, but buddy, IT IS ON!!!  It’s kinda fun having someone to work against or for or whatever.  🙂  We are getting on the scale every Monday night and marking our new weight on the calendar.  Right now we are only 4 lbs apart (He’s heavier)  I just had to say that again.  Ha! Ha!  After a month, I’ll post the differences online.  Hey!  I better get busy!

Weight Loss

As you know, I had been getting very discouraged because I wasn’t losing anymore weight.  Well that has changed!  I’ve lost 14 lbs altogether now just by giving up sugar.  As I mentioned earlier, it has also taken away the desire to eat fast food, so that may be another added bonus to losing weight.

It’s kind of funny.  People are starting to notice my weight loss although they don’t really realize that that’s what they’re noticing.  They say things like, “I really like that shirt on you.”  or  “That color is very becoming.”  What they are really saying to me without saying it is, “I can see that you’ve lost weight.”  They don’t know this because I’m still very fat and they see me everyday.  What I’m looking forward to is coming back to work after summer is over and seeing their faces when they do notice!  Like I said, I’m making this change a permanent one in my life.  You can do this!  No fad diets, no rigorous exercise, just give up the sugar.  My daughter believed in me and I believe in you.

Distracted

Distracted, that’s how I feel today–distracted.  Some days are like that.  You can’t concentrate.  You can’t focus.  Even the smallest things take greater concentration.  Distractions can be a good thing because they remind us that we are not perfect.  We cannot handle everything all at the same time.  We don’t always get things right.  So, when I’m distracted, I focus on one thing.  The one thing I am doing right.  Today it’s 8 days of sugarlessness.  8 perfect days without sugar.  I feel better.  I’m working better.  I’m eating healthier.  Am I perfect?  No.  But life’s distractions can make me better.  I can learn from them to forgive myself, go on, and recognise that some things in my life, however temporary, are perfect.  For me that’s 8 days of sugarless bliss.  If I can make it through those, I can do 8 more.  Now what was that thing I was supposed to be doing?  😀