SP Premium


My 28 day food experiment + exercise plan

Monday, November 05, 2012

Good news I am buckling down to regular ST (finally). I hired a PT to get that on track. I am counting on it making a difference. I am not happy with my food choices (esp. Halloween choc candies), but my PT is supposed to help with that aspect of life also.

Here's the exercise plan:
Cardio 6x a week instead of the 4-5x. ST is 3x a week, twice with her and once by myself.

If my food choices continue to include so much sugar, I don't think there will be much change in my weight. (exercise has NEVER been my problem).

Shortly after I started Spark I did a 30 day challenge, no candies, cookies and junk food and caffeine. THAT is when I lost the most weight. But I wasn't able to continue past those 30 days.

I need to figure out what I CAN do for my lifetime.

For the next 28 days...
Allow moderate (instead of binge amounts) of junk foods during a seven day period followed by seven days of sacrifice (no junk & fast foods). I started yesterday with the moderate amount week!!!!
I am thinking of the sacrifice seven days like a fasting-type of thing. But right off I'm going to need a better word than sacrifice, something more positive. Any ideas?

Anyway after I try this for 28 days I will see about tweaking the days. What I have wanted to do is something a counselor told me. (and it was so bizarre at the time, I've never forgot it). She said to only have dessert/sweets one night. She followed that up with that's what I do with my family!

Woah! I grew up with dessert every night and cookie or something sweet after lunch too! Until I heard that, I didn't realize other people might not have dessert EVERY evening. It never even crossed my mind!!! It was such a bizarre thot not to have dessert after dinner that I didn't think it was possible to live like that.

So the goal is to tweak the days down from 7 sugar & junk to once a week. I don't know if it is possible for me, but that's my plan. I don't know where this will end up, but there is that quote that goes something like this, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Sounds like you have a great plan in place. I too have a hard time resisting the sweets.

    How about instead of Sacrifice Week, you have Sugar Surrender Week, in which you lay down your junk food/sweets and march on thru healthy eating. I should do it too! Hmmm... Have to think about that.

    I'm wishing you all the best. Keep us posted.

    3105 days ago
    Sounds great! Good luck.

    I too have tried many things with regards to consumption of sweets; baked goods in particular. I tried the once a week thing, but it didn't work for me. What I do now is include something delicious once a day on most days. (This is a change for me. I used to indulge a few times a day.)

    I work my treat in to my daily calorie limits and I find recipes where the (sometimes very small) serving is less than 200 C.

    Any way, my point is to note that different things work for different people and I hope you can find the thing that works for you. Keep searching until you find it.
    3105 days ago
    I like the planning!
    3106 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.