Hi I am Amber, and I am addicted to sugar.
I am a mom of two darling children: 4 year old girl and 2 1/2 year old boy. I am a wife to a man who loves chocolate and soda.
This is my journal of Overcoming My Sugar Addiction... or weak attempts to do so!!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Slimmer This Summer
In my plea to be healthier I have stumbled across some weight loss blogs and I came across this challenge from Debbi Does Dieting. It couldn’t have come at a better time for me!
I am looking forward to being healthier and in the works of it all, losing some weight.I miss my old self: energetic, happy, optimistic and strong.I look forward to regaining my lost self.
My goals for this 12 week challenge:
-I want to lose an average of 2 lbs a week (so 24 lbs over all).Committing by writing this down, scares me to death.I don’t want to fail!
-I will drink 80 oz of water a day.
-I am going to work out 5 times a week for 45-60 minutes each session: including strength training and cardio. By the end of the 12 weeks I would like to be able to jog/walk a 5k again under 40 minutes. I am working with a chiropractor to overcome some neck and back issues that have kept me from running.I am hoping to be able to pick it back up.40 minutes seems like an appropriate goal at this time.
-I will keep a food journal and log what I am eating.I will follow the diet I was given when I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia.It is a restricted carb diet, that I hate to call low-carb because you can have carbs, you just have to count them.It worked for me 12 years ago, let’s see if I can get it to work for me again.
It is a point system diet.
For every 15 grams of carbohydrates= 1point.
Every 8 grams of fiber= -1point.
Each meal or snack has its allotment as follows:
Breakfast: 2 points
Snack: 1 point
Lunch: 2-3 points
Snack: 1 point
Dinner: 3 points
I lose weight when I count calories, but I walk around like a zombie, because I can’t keep my blood sugar level.When I count my carbs and focus on eating protein several times a day I live a more balanced life and actually can lose weight in the process.I really want to focus on laying off the sugar and white starches and getting enough protein to keep my blood sugar from plummeting.
-My last goal is to build an on-line support network.I have blogged for the past several years, but not about my weight issues.I feel vulnerable getting on the internet asking for support from others.At the moment I am anonymous with my blog, just to dip my toes in the water.I am hoping I can grow and learn from others out there who have been successful in their weight loss by blogging and sharing on the web.
The Challenge begins Monday!!! Here we go! I can do it!