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post #161 of 202
i am making a steak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have been veggie my whole life pretty much

ate some meat in highschool.....

well right now i am making a t bone! i can not wait!

this will help me feel less depressed i just now it.

and i got my period....
ithink that my cycles are shifting to bleed on the full mooon and ovulate on the dark....which is backwards for how i have always done it
but my life is changing a lot right now....

ok sugar free....
and the cakes at the grocery store looked GROSS to me!
that is a good sign!
i love you guys
post #162 of 202
I was good at the game...didn't eat or drink anything! So far today okay. I did have honey on my bagel...I feel like that's cheating though. But I'm going to a birthday party this afternoon and I know they are going to have a ton of crap so I want to feel like I already got my *sweet.*
post #163 of 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by moma justice
i am making a steak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have been veggie my whole life pretty much

ate some meat in highschool.....

well right now i am making a t bone! i can not wait!

this will help me feel less depressed i just now it.

and i got my period....
ithink that my cycles are shifting to bleed on the full mooon and ovulate on the dark....which is backwards for how i have always done it
but my life is changing a lot right now....

ok sugar free....
and the cakes at the grocery store looked GROSS to me!
that is a good sign!
i love you guys
Wheeee!
I am a former vegetarian too so I know exactly how you feel

Eat that saturated fat and feel good about it:
http://www.mercola.com/2004/sep/8/saturated_fat.htm
post #164 of 202
Moma Justice, it sounds like you are feeling so much better! Glad to hear it.
Babybugmama, good job on handling the baseball game well.

Day 3 is complete! Whew
post #165 of 202
Congrats, Aiti!
post #166 of 202
[QUOTE=moma justice]

and i got my period....
ithink that my cycles are shifting to bleed on the full mooon and ovulate on the dark....which is backwards for how i have always done it
but my life is changing a lot right now....
QUOTE]

Explain, I am so not in tune with my cycles, well heck I haven't had one in a a year and a half because of baby, I'm just and air head and don't get it :LOL

Oh and I was bad today I had an oatmeal cookie! I think it was because I had a bowl of stawberries and that go my suagr cravings going. I have to stop this, I have to go back in in two weeks for another blood test and if my liver ensymes are up again I'll have to have a liver biopsy and I do not want that!!!
post #167 of 202
Thread Starter 
Stacee - you can do it! Your baby needs a healthy mama, above all. Besides, you've been inspiring me with all the changes you've made! Oh, I started the whey protein shakes - one of those filled me up all morning yesterday - wow!

Aiti - woo hoo!!!!!!! How do you feel?

BabyBugMama - you did it!

Being out and about is the hardest thing for me. I am going to need some serious help next weekend when I spend a few days at my IL's who are clueless about nutrition. MIL doesn't eat any fruit and loves iceburg lettuce. Most meals consist of an array of brown and white. Hamburgers from the local store, canned goods, white bread rolls from the store, storebought potato salads and coleslaw, pies, etc. Yuck. The issue isn't so much resisting the junk she puts out, it's more like, wth am I going to eat??? I guess I'll be packing a cooler.

Happy Sugar-Free weekend everybody!
post #168 of 202
Thread Starter 
MomaJustice - I had steak last night myself, after not eating beef for almost a year! It was and I had been craving it, just like you. I was wondering if my iron levels were low... Hmm...
post #169 of 202
So I didn't quite make it through day 2, but I have an excuse. We celebrated my bday a few days early and dh had chocolate cake. But here's the wild thing...I got a raging headache after eating it!! I feel pretty sure it was linked and has given me the ability to ignore that cake sitting on the counter right now. I could never have done that before. Oh and I went to a bday party yesterday afternoon (not mine ) too and was able to refrain from sweet tea, cake, and some other sweets.
post #170 of 202
Hi! Hope everyone is having a good day. I am going strong on day 4. I'm a bit concerned about tonight, though, as we have a neighborhood gathering at my house and there will be people bringing all kinds of stuff, including the same things that I threw away 4 days ago!
I'm going to try putting something out that I like and is sugar-free, and hopefully pick and choose from the rest.
More power to us all!
post #171 of 202
Well, I survived the neighborhood gathering yesterday. I ate dinner, brushed and flossed my teeth beforehand and I actually was able to resist all the goodies!
Today is Day 5 for me. How's everyone doing?
post #172 of 202
Thread Starter 
You rock, Aiti! And you thought you couldn't do it!

I'm still here but I've been having really strong cravings the last few days. What's going on? I thought those little monkeys were gone by now! I've been eating more grains to compensate, even though I think I do better without many grains. Right now, I'm having a snack of carrot sticks, bitter chocolate bar, and peanut butter for dipping. Yum. I've also been doing the whey protein shakes. They seem to help. Just need to keep plugging away I guess.
post #173 of 202
I am so glad the whey is helping! YEAY! Well I have progessed to walking 1 mile around the high school track across the street every day. I'm not loosing weight though, I think I need to cut the fruit out of my diet, I was hoping I could have a little, but apparently any sugar dosen't work for me.
post #174 of 202
Thread Starter 
Ugh. I'm not losing weight anymore either. I'm back where I was though before the sugar bender, but not where I was last summer. I have 5 pounds to go and I can't seem to drop it. WTH? It thought it would be enough just to give up sugar. So, now, I'm miserable without my sugar and not losing weight anyway? What's the point? Oh, yeah, that nagging yeast... Darnit, I really should be on a full candida elmination diet. Am I? No, I can't seem to deprive myself any further. I want a chocolate chip cookie - whole wheat with sucanat and dark chocolate chips. But, I can't have it!
post #175 of 202
Hello! I am here to confess. I had a planned bit of sugar today. I went out to dinner with my friends (monthly mom's night out) and I decided to have dessert. Now I have a headache, LOL. Anyway, it was planned and I am back sugar-free tomorrow. Hope you are all doing well today.
post #176 of 202
Hi again. What a lot of posts to keep up with on this thread!

Aiti, it sounds like you are doing really well with the whole thing! congrats.

Moma Justice, it sounds like a tough time for you, but I really admire you for sticking to the sugar-free thing, even if you're not getting exactly what you hoped for. Your body will appreciate it in the long term!

I was thinking I was doing really well because I'm finding it easier to resist "sweet" things and I hardly ever buy them myself any more. But when I calculated, I realise that I'm back at day 1 again! So I'm going to get some gold stars to put on my calendar and help me keep track of where I am.

Somehow, throwing out the second half of the bar of chocolate doesn't really seem like that much progress... :

Anyway, I thought for a bit of extra help, I'd start that thread you've all been waiting for...(well maybe):

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...16#post3181016
post #177 of 202
Quotes form moma E
"I'm still here but I've been having really strong cravings the last few days. What's going on? I thought those little monkeys were gone by now!

Ugh. I'm not losing weight anymore either. I'm back where I was though before the sugar bender, but not where I was last summer. I have 5 pounds to go and I can't seem to drop it. WTH? It thought it would be enough just to give up sugar. So, now, I'm miserable without my sugar and not losing weight anyway? What's the point? Oh, yeah, that nagging yeast... Darnit, I really should be on a full candida elmination diet. Am I? No, I can't seem to deprive myself any further. I want a chocolate chip cookie - whole wheat with sucanat and dark chocolate chips. But, I can't have it! "


i feel you! moma e!

but don't lose hope!
if it weren't for you starting this thread, i would not be any where near sugar free right now and it has been so good (hard but good for me)

i felt so low and like it was not worth it last week when i was pms ing

i bought the steak and kept on trying to at least take a good walk everyday...and i got over the hump.

even though tonight i was dreaming about choc cake....i was able to really understand adn except that eating sugar makes me sick
it makes me feel sick and and crazy
it is not worth it.

and my body seemed to let go of a lot of fat these last couple days.
my period ended to day and i could tell a big difference in my whole body
i am thinner.

it not only shows in my clothes, but my cheek bones and are more pronounced etc.

and i wore my bikini to the pool yesterday for the first time! and a teen ager told me i was looking good.....

ohhhhhhhhhh yeah.
now i know a teenage boy would "do anything" he could get his hands on, but i still liked the compliment.

my mom has been in town for the last 4 days and she brought video footage of her last visit for us to watch.

back when i was at my worst of this awful sugar binge that i had this winter. and i could not believe how fat i was.

so all of those things are encouraging to me.

it may take time, it won't always be easy, but fo rme it is all or nothing.

i have to stay away from all sugar, or i am eating it like a pig every day!

thanks for all the hugs and i send them all back to you all. i think of you everyday and wish you lots of luck.

love
s

ps, since my sugar free-ness, my dh has been keeping his sugar at work, in his car, or in his backpack.
well he confessed to me that my whole sugar free kick has made him feel deprived and nervous about hsi own sugar rights and he has been binging on sugar really bad. eating way to many cookies everyday.

it made me feel good (he is always such a goodie goodie about things like that and i have no will power!) and i also was able to make the connection between his moddy behavior this month and the extra sugar.
he has been so rude and irritable this month and it has been so much harder for me to cope with it without my sugar fix. but turns out it is cuz he is having tooo much!
hahhaha!

i wrote too much again....it just makes me feel connected and keeps me focused!
post #178 of 202

Oh wow....room for me?

*shamed* My name is Erika, and I am a sugar addict :

I have to quit - and I have to do it now....

My body has become so accustomed to running on sugar that I crave it...and have absolutely no sense when it comes to setting limits. I know that this is not a healthy behaviour
and I feel so sad and powerless.

But I'm going to do it, starting now! I will break this habit! I have just emptied the house of all 'danger' foods....and tonight we'll be shopping more mindfully for groceries. Yay!

So, wish me luck...I will need it - but your stories are so inspiring, so thank you.

Off to have my first sugar-free day now....
post #179 of 202
Welcome babybumblebee and good luck!

I mostly managed to resist the birthday cake yesterday, which means that I only ate the two mouthfuls my dd generously spooned into my mouth (I was pretending to eat it so dh wouldn't get offended...).

So I'm back at day 1 again but it's going fine, except for being hungry.

I still haven't found any gold stars yet though.
post #180 of 202
welcome! babybumblebee!

it helps me so much to resist sugar when i remind myself that i WILL be posting on this thread everyday.....

it keeps me straight

another sugar free day enjoying a lunch of olives, YUMMY hummus, and bean sprouts.....

good luck everyone
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