With my diet of no sugar for 6 weeks, I have found the same regret. Also noticed my hot flashes return with sugar.I had to get blood work done a month earlier than expected this past week. Much of the high results went down. Some results stayed the same. However, this is still motivating to me. The diet and exercise is making a difference and it shows in the results. I can probably do more to get better results. I've lost an addition 3 lbs. since my posting in June.
The big thing I have noticed is that I feel gross and blah after I eat sugary foods now. I had a slice of pie the other day and regretted as I finished it. I think if I had half a slice, I would have been fine.
Keep on fighting for your health! You are worth it!
Jody, you can do this! I will say that when I cut my bread, cereal, snack carbs to 15 grams per meal, I was a cranky mess for about 2 weeks. The first three days were miserable as I was going through carb addiction withdrawal. Now that I'm on the other side, it's totally worth the struggle.After my blood work last week the doctor said to cut carbs and sugar by 50%. That resonated with me. I know I eat a lot of carb and sugar and struggled with the idea of no carb, no sugar dieting. I am not a sugar substitute person as it is sweeter than sugar and I grave it more. So I now make a sandwich with one slice of bread and eat one cookie instead of 2. It is so much easier to do it that way than to figure out what I can an cannot eat a diet plan.
The other thing is I stop moving so much so I have challenged myself to walk (favorite exercise) 30 minutes a day for 30 days. I will weigh, measure, and take photo a before and after and see what results I get. I have been stuck in a yo yo and want/need change things. I promised myself. I have a couple of health issues and am hoping this will help.
This resonated with me. I wake up feeling tired and unwell most days, headache and general aches and pains. Going for a walk is the last thing on my mind. I know though that if I get up and get moving I will feel better. It is for me pure laziness.I just don't understand why I break the exercise habit and then have to struggle so hard to get back into it. I know it is vital for my mental well-being, besides feeling physically great.
Yes, everyday is a brand new day!I guess as long as I re-start again, that is what matters.
Yes, I think you will. I've found that setting a realistic and acheivable-to-you goal is what works best. Maybe try it in small steps with a 5 minute walk, 5 days a week for a month, and build up gradually.I know though that if I get up and get moving I will feel better.
What are the names of the videos you like? I have been doing Classical Stretch (weekly recordings from PBS) from January through mid June. I took a break when I started up with the gardening but started back a couple of weeks ago. I start my day at 5:30 with stretches. I find that I'm more likely to keep up with that because it's easy for me to access on the TV everyday, it's gentle but also challenging enough for my joints and muscles and it's something I don't have to think about too much when I wake up.My two YT exercise videos!
I hadn't heard of this and just read about it. What a wonderful thing to do! I am proud of YOU for walking for 40 days. Keep up with the movement. Slow and steady wins the race.Since the beginning of October, I have been doing the Pat Tillman walk or run 42 miles in 40 days.
Nice job! We are in health mode too over here. Normally Autumn is my healthiest time of year so I can be free over the holidays. This year there's been so much travel I'm not where I want to be. :-/. Our entire family is now teaming up! Health mode til the week before Christmas (cuz that is serious cookie week and we have our priorities straight: Cookies for the win!!). Thanksgiving Weekend of course we'll take off and eat whatever.I am so thrilled! I've lost 15 pounds so far this year!!! It's been gradual, baby steps.
I committed to getting up at 6 am Monday - Friday to exercise for 20-25 minutes first thing in January. I was consistant with that for the first quarter. The next quarter, I worked on reducing my starch carbs to 15 grams per meal. This didn't include fruits and vegetables. By July I had the 15 grams of carbs routine down pat and the 6 am exercise routine too. I moved my wake up time to 5: 30 am to exercise first thing and then to have another 30 minutes of personal quiet time to reflect, pray, etc. The cravings have diminished over time. I don't feel like I'm missing out as much now because the starchy/sugary foods and bevarages make me feel gross afterwards.
Here I am in the fourth quarter and I have a good exercise and meal routine going on. I am now working on letting go of holiday expectations that I've placed on myself over the years. I'm being truthfully upfront with others and asking for help so that I have more time to enjoy the various aspects of the holidays.