March 12, 2014

A Healthier Me

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My biggest weakness: cookies!

For the last 3 1/2 weeks, I have given up sugar.  My goal is to give it up until Easter and so far it is going fairly well.  Within the first week, I noticed a huge change in how I felt and actually looked.  Before I started this, I was eating so much junk, it's unbelievable.  It felt like I was baking goodies every other day, we were finding reasons to get treats from the store, and I was even rationalizing having these things in place of actual meals.  (I may or may not have had brownies for breakfast quite a few times.)  Ever since having Livie almost a year ago, I have yet to fit into all my normal clothes.  I have finally gotten so tired of wearing the same things over and over that I decided I really need to start making some changes.

I certainly could have just cut back on my intake of sweets, but it has to be "all or nothing" for me when it comes to the sweet stuff.  I think that by the end of this, I will really be able to see how these kinds of things affect me and I will be able to better control myself.  I've also noticed that I haven't been snacking as much throughout the day.  Normally, I would grab just anything regardless of it's nutritional value.  Now I find myself making a more conscious decision when it comes to eating, and I've really only been eating when I'm hungry.  That's HUGE for me.  I'm sure that the good changes I've noticed in my body aren't just because of the lack of sugar in my diet; I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm probably consuming a lot fewer calories as well.

Now, if only the weather would warm up so I could get out and get some exercise!  That's my next step in trying to get healthy.

1 Happy Thoughts:

KAustin said...

Yay, thats so great. I am trying to cut back but it is so hard!