Total Weight Loss

Friday, May 7, 2010


Just stopping in for a very quick update on how MLHAS is going. So far so good, actually better than expected. On Wednesday I worked out for 90mins and then Thursday I got in 2 workouts for a total of 135mins.

I didn't eat all that great yesterday. I had a bowl of granola and milk again. Then for lunch had a Lean Cuisine dinner, and then is when trouble hit. I came home and my in-laws had gotten Golden Chick for dinner. I ended up eating 4 chicken tenders (but I did take the smallest ones) 6 pieces of fried okra, a yeast roll, and then some potato salad that Jeremiah's uncle had made the other night. The potato salad had sour cream, chives, bacon pieces, mayo, and of course potato! Oh it was so darn good. I had maybe 3/4 cup. So it was not all bad but I know that none of it was healthy what so ever!!! It could have been worse because Uncle had made pecan bars (just like pecan pie in bar form). I did not even touch one or even glance at them twice.

I have come to realize that the reason I do not crave sweets is because I do not hardly ever eat them. If I do par-take in sweets then I keep craving them and get on a roll of eating them. So I just avoid them and don't have a problem. Over the weekend when I was getting over my kidney stone and I had the night of sweets with my hubby, well that just lead to me eating something sweet everyday this week until today. I realize now what happened and put a stop to it. I was not eating tons of sweets everyday, like yesterday had just one brownie. But still I was eating sweets when normally I do not. It was all triggered by just one indulgence. Next time when I do indulge I will have to make sure not to let it carry over to any other instances.

At least I am learning new things about myself. Surely there are more insights to come.

Todays plan is to get back on track with C25K since I have not ran since last Friday. I am also going to do my pilates (both my lower body and my ab dvd's) so I should be able to get in at least 90 mins if not more. Hope everyone else is having a good week.


  1. I'm so glad to know that I am not the only one that has the binge problem with sugar. I can never eat just a few or just one of anything sweet. It's always the whole pan/bag/box of whatever it is. Great job on avoiding the pecan bars. Have a great weekend.

  2. Hey Lisa,

    Temptations all around us, I know in the beginning my family and friends didn't get it. I got ridiculed sometimes for showing up at parties with my own dinner. Hey I'm there to socialize doesn't mean I have to eat what is there which would usually be pizza, Chinese food, etc all the stuff I shouldn't be eating. Once I explain to people how important this is to me usually I get more consideration and some even ask me in advance if what they are ordering/preparing is cool with me. I also have a weekly "cheat meal" where I'll have something like Pizza or chinese, etc I find that really helps cravings. As for sweets I keep things around like those 100 cal cookie packs or WW's two bit cakes (just enough to satisfy those cravings when I'm feeling weak!)

  3. Good job passing up the dessert can be the hardest part!

  4. Great job on gaining's OK to splurge every now and then. I think you're on track with the eating sweets thing. I think that's what happens with me, too! Nice work with getting in your workout minutes...I MUST get motivated to do this soon! I've only logged 30 minutes of walking so far for the challenge!

    I wanted to say how appreciative I was of your comment you left on my blog for the LHAS Challenge. How sweet for you to say such a thing! It made my day! Blessings to you on this journey!

  5. Finally making my rounds through LHA!

    Great start to the exercise challenge... looks like you're the one I'll have to keep my eye on!

  6. I'm the same way with sweets. If I don't touch them I don't want them and when I do have them they make me sick. The problem is once I do have them, even though they make me sick, I start craving them.