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First Day of the Eat Clean Program
Sunday, March 06, 2011      3 comments

I spent a good deal of the weekend researching different programs. I wanted something that wasn't going to be a diet, that was going to be easy, would keep me full, and is easy to carry with me. I kept coming back to the Eat Clean program. I ... Read more
Saying Goodbye
Friday, March 04, 2011      11 comments

Tonight I had to say goodbye to my beloved Andy. Andy was more than a dog, he was my first baby. I got him in December 1997 when he was 6 weeks old. He was so tiny. He was reddish brown and the woman I got him from put a red and white checke... Read more
Help Finding A New Program
Friday, March 04, 2011      4 comments

Okay, I have really failed at this. My weight has fluctuated between 5 pounds and have not been able to make progress. The problem has been a combination or lack of motivation, laziness, and being busy. My days are really long and the time th... Read more
Day 36: A New Week
Monday, February 28, 2011      0 comments

This is going to be another busy week. Last week I was so sick and didn't really do much. I lost weight because I wasn't able to eat. But then I started feeling better and was starving. I am more in control now. It is going to be a long wee... Read more
Day 31: Pre-Christmas Weight
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      3 comments

I about fainted this morning when I stepped on the scale. Last Thursday the scale had finally moved down one pound. I was so excited but then I really messed up despite being sick all weekend. On Monday I was still sitting at 197. Well, this... Read more
Day 26: Friday!!!
Friday, February 18, 2011      2 comments

It has been a long and crazy week. I have only seen my kids of the morning all week and haven't sat down to a decent meal all week. My mornings start at 6 am and I haven't gone to bed before midnight all week. I have worked late all week and ... Read more
Day 25: One Pound
Thursday, February 17, 2011      2 comments

The scale finally moved this morning. One pound gone! I don't think I have ever been so excited about one pound. Especially one that I could not count as progress because I am still up a few pounds from the holidays. But for five weeks the s... Read more
Day 24: It's Going To Be A Good Day
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      4 comments

I have decided to make today a good day. My life has been so hectic and I tend to focus on the negative. Today I am focusing on the positive. My first thought this morning was my weigh-in. I was really disappointed when I stepped on the scal... Read more
Day 23: Success
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      2 comments

Okay, so it is a small success but I made it through Valentine's Day with no sugar. Yep, I did not have one small nibble of candy or even the teensiest taste of chocolate covered strawberries. I was really good all day and rewarded myself last... Read more
Day 22: Happy Valentine's Day!
Monday, February 14, 2011      3 comments

I hope everyone will be spending some time with their loved ones today. I won't but I made chocolate chip cookies and decorated them with each of my kids and husband's name as a surprise after dinner. I have class this afternoon and clinic hou... Read more
Day 15: Confessions and My Worst Nightmare
Monday, February 07, 2011      10 comments

This week has been the worst and it ended with my worst nightmare. For ten minutes Saturday night my heart stopped and I prayed harder than I ever have. I will get to that in a minute, first I really need to confess. I hit rock bottom this we... Read more
Day 9: Plateau
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      7 comments

I have gone four days without sugar and am doing pretty good. No cravings, no urges. I have set myself up very well. I bought some sugar free chocolate pudding with only 60 calories. It makes the perfect snack. I have also been pairing it u... Read more
Day 8: A Good Weekend
Monday, January 31, 2011      3 comments

I had a good weekend, food wise. I stayed on track and did not eat any sugary sweets. I even got a good work out on the elliptical and played Wii Fit yesterday. This morning I had planned to go jogging but between the wine and Tylenol PM I to... Read more
Day 7: Ready For A New Week
Sunday, January 30, 2011      2 comments

January has not been a good month. I have not been able to myself back into my routine. I have lost two pounds but my weight has bounced up and down. I have not exercised regularly. Then I started the sugar abstinence project so last week al... Read more
Day 6: Out Of Control
Saturday, January 29, 2011      5 comments

Relapse is part of recovery. That is something that I try to stress to my volunteers when I teach the chapter on substance abuse. I am not an LCDC and I have never been addicted to a drug or alcohol. All of my experience comes from research a... Read more

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