Saturday, August 22, 2009

6 weeks, 8 weeks, and 10 weeks...

... is all I have left until what were my "deadline" goal events. Instead of lamenting the fact that I've not succeeded and am out of time, I am going to use it, and the fact that I've just been surprised by how I look in a lot of recent pictures, as an opportunity (pictures are WAY more telling than the mirror or scale!)

Since I've been sidelined from the workouts for a bit, I've turned my focus back to the food. My current discovery and hopeful path to success is a book called "The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program". It's a 7-step plan to "detox" from sugar. I've talked before about the fact that my compulsive at times eating of chocolate and sugar is not that of a normal person. She gets it, and has both an explanation and a program to help.

Step 1 is having a very protein-centric breakfast, within an hour of waking up. (Not as easy as it sounds when you are allergic to eggs!) Step 2 is to start a food journal. I've been trying to master these two for almost a week now. Thankfully, she says NOT to try to achieve the steps all at once. Step 3, which I'm about to start fooling with, is apparently one of the tougher, and is called "Three Meals a Day with Protein." It includes limiting food to three meals a day, with protein and a complex carb, and with no snacks between breakfast and lunch.

The 4th step is when you'll think I've gone coo-coo. More on that when the time comes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,

I should post more often since I read your blog. You are doing great and are too hard on yourself! Speaking of protein for breakfast, one thing that has helped me is having wheat toast w/peanut butter on it every morning. I know peanut butter is high in fat and calories, but it really keeps my mid-morning hunger at bay and keeps me from being starving at lunch (and thus not making smart choices). Also, when you get your chocolate cravings and must have some, drink a big glass of milk when you do it. It'll help fill you up and minimize the chocolate input:) Good luck! Charlotte (Bachelder) Hart