|Seeking a Healthy Lifestyle|
I've learned so much the last 6 months being on Group. I know I have mentioned this to you before that I joined this ladies online Group and the leader has been in the business of Trainer for over 30 years.
Her name is Marcelle she had a time where she had struggled with her weight. One day she found out from her doctor that she has MS (Muscular Sclerosis). Marcelle decided it was time to make a change in her life for her health, her future, her family and most importantly for herself.
Marcelle not only lost her weight she kept going investing time and research in learning what is best for her health as a person with MS. On Group she shares what she learns and how she is doing each step of the way. Back before Thanksgiving she started the 17 Day Diet (I had joined her) to get into control before her trip back home to Cape Town, SA.
Usually after we finish the 17 Day Diet, we fall back into our normal eating ways of maintenance. This time Marcelle decided she wasn't going to go back to her relaxed eating pattern of a treat once a week. She was going to continue not to eat carbohydrates like pasta, breads, rice and sweets. As of to date she has gone 40 days without them and she feels great! YAY Marcelle!!!
Obviously she's inspired me enough that I am blogging about her. She has inspired me so much to the point that I want to do the same. I have been struggling terribly on the weekends binging on crap food like pretzels, popcorn or chocolate. Let me just say this, I do NOT eat poorly I still am maintaining my weight just fine. I just feel terrible when I eat this way not only because its so bad for my diabetes, but because it makes me feel so bad mentally and physically.
So why do I do it? If I had the answer I'd be rich right? I have no answer except I just do and its time to make the change. As of today, December 10, 2011 I am going to no longer eat the bread, the pasta, rice or any external sugar that is not natural. I will eat sweet potatoes and whole grains.
I am no longer going to put Splenda in my foods, I will use natural products. For example, I have been making whole grain oats for breakfast and adding 1 TB of Organic Peanut Butter with a little Vitamin D Milk sprinkled in it. If I add Splenda or eat anything with it, I get the desire to eat and eat like crazy. From what I have read I am addicted to sugar, no doubt in my mind. Check out this video.
Yes its going to be hard, yes I am going to be sad not to eat my Vitatops every day. I have given up so much the last 3 ½ years, but to be honest I do feel its time to finish it. I no longer want to binge, I no longer want to have these terrible desires to eat these sugary foods frankly I am tired of thinking "what am I going to eat" when I get home from work or when I am sitting at home on the weekend.
So, wish me luck I have the best support Group thanks to Marcelle starting Seeking the Healthy Lifestyle and the wonderful ladies on it supporting one another.
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