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Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 14
Sunday, August 14, 2016      2 comments

Wow! Two weeks in! So today's article and focus is on adding in high protein snacks. This is something I already do when I DO snack, which is rare, because I'm feeling more satisfied and full. Even starting to leave food on my plates. ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 13
Saturday, August 13, 2016      3 comments

So, yesterday was MUCH better. And I feel MUCH better. Not only in terms of my body, but also my mood. I'm starting to crave food, rather than junk. It's a good feeling. I hope everyone has a spectacular Saturday!... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 12
Friday, August 12, 2016      3 comments

Okay... so I'm struggling. Had another bad day yesterday. I'm getting some clarity, though, so I'm grateful for that. It was all emotional. Need to have a bag of tricks for those moments. Today we learned about artificial sweeteners for... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 11
Thursday, August 11, 2016      4 comments

So, back on track. I'm having a flare-up, but I'm still glad that I'm doing this and feeling better in terms of my brain and general health. What I most want now is to have a sense of what exercise works and pushes my body enough, but does... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 10
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      1 comments

Okay. Confession time. Yesterday, I blew it big time. Not so much with the TYSTC, but with my Mediterranean Diet. I started being much hungrier on days 8 and 9 and yesterday I had a post-lunch binge of carbs, carbs, carbs, including 4 se... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 9
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      2 comments

So made the decision to go to DQ last night and have a mini salted caramel truffle blizzard with the family. This is what I learned: Yes, it was good. Yes, I was able to afford the calories. No, it wasn't *that* good. An... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 8
Monday, August 08, 2016      4 comments

Another good day! Really craved sugar last night, but had a peach, plain nonfat greek yogurt and my sprinkle of granola and all was good. Today I'm supposed to make over my pantry. I already did this recently and I do need to keep some th... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 7
Sunday, August 07, 2016      1 comments

Today's challenge is to make a game plan for a situation that hits your sugar cravings: The very worst situation for me is a party or something that I'M giving and I am really "good" through the servings of things (tiny sliver or this or th... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 6
Saturday, August 06, 2016      2 comments

Still hanging in there. Today is an easy day - sub half your grains for whole grains. Since I pretty much do that anyway, it's not a hardship. The only thing I have some issues with is gluten free pasta and gluten free baguettes. I don't... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 5
Friday, August 05, 2016      4 comments

It's generally becoming easier! And I can't get over how much better my body feels! Yesterday my challenge was lunch, which I solved by one of my whole grain blueberry pancakes with a tsp of almond butter and one of low sugar jam. I m... Read more
Day 4 Tame Your Sugar Challenge and BLC 32 registration
Thursday, August 04, 2016      4 comments

So, my worst time yesterday was after dinner. I didn't have enough protein at dinner and I was meeting a student at a Starbucks. I thought about chocolate. They have a new 200 calorie drink there that appealed to me. They had mini chocolate ... Read more
No Sugar Challenge Day 3
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      6 comments

Two days down! Changes - my pain is decreasing and I have calmer energy. I'm taking more time to do things I enjoy. Craving times yesterday were at lunch and after dinner. Did not stick to my original plan, but subbed things that wer... Read more
No Sugar Challenge Day 2
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      6 comments

I am going to use the blog as public accountability for this challenge and see if it keeps me honest... mwhahahahahaha! So starting today I'm going to keep journaling about when/where/and what I gave in to. I know already that my sugar cra... Read more
Come on in, the water's fine!
Thursday, May 12, 2016      0 comments

Want some fun as you get healthier this summer? Join the BLC Summer Camp! SUMMER CAMP will be a shorter round - 8 weeks. Requirements will be relaxed because summer activities keep us all so busy. More information can be found on the Regis... Read more
This round of the BLC/goals for in between and next round
Sunday, April 05, 2015      11 comments

Okay... so this has not been my best round. All I can say about that is that between both physical and mental health issues, I've managed to go way up this round, rather than down. Whatever. My fault and I OWN it. BUT... still would ... Read more

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