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28-day Sugar Challenge - week 3

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

how I internally perceive how the week went: fail
how the week really went: ok

trying to eliminate all refined carbs I think was too ambitious for a 28-challenge - I've realized that while going over the events of last week - the real point of this challenge for me has been to become aware of all the sugar in my life and to attempt to break free from the hold that it has had over me

when I consider the stress and temptations of last week (between traveling, seriously considering a move of our little family, and Mother's Day) I did pretty good - I didn't completely eliminate refined carbs last week, but I did become more aware of the sources of them - I read a lot more labels last week too

while traveling there was only one day that I went over on my ranges, it was Mother's Day, and my well intentioned husband tried to "treat me" by buying the large of something that I only asked for a small of - and then once I had it instead of just consuming the small portion, mindlessly consumed the whole thing - that is about what put me over on my calories for that day - and it was a drink (TCBY smoothie) - it really is true about "drinking your calories" - that same day I also caved and had a single can of soda - I didn't really want it, but we were at a motel, and I convinced myself I wanted it because we were in the motel room and I was bored and it was something to do - but it didn't taste good, and I only wanted more when it was finished (I see now how I got into the soda trap in the first place)

to add injury to insult, I didn't drink even close to my 8 cups of water for 2 days of the trip (I don't like the inconvenience of having to be bathroom dependent while traveling) - and I didn't exercise (sheer laziness on my part)

the combination of factors resulted in a "half" loss all around - a half pound, a half inch off my waist and a half inch off my spare tire - but do you know what - I feel pretty good about that - because I didn't gain - and I'm still moving in the direction of my goals, even if the steps are smaller - I didn't wipe out and give up - I just modified for the time being

and this week? week 4 of the challenge is no added sugar - I think I can do this one - along with maintaining "no candy" and recommitting to "no soda" - as far as the refined carbs, I'm going to continue to be conscious - and focus on the positive changes I've made so far
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  • KALIGIRL
    It's difficult to get 8 glasses of water even on 'normal' days - glad you week went 'OK' and looking forward to hearing about when your mind perceives your progress as good.
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    3345 days ago
  • DIFRAN
    Way to go on what you have achieved so far! Your positive attitude will get you to your goals.
    3346 days ago
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