Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 30

I am going to be totally honest with you all.

 Usually when I want to not share something I just withhold the truth.  Sometimes I share way, way to much.  Like for instance I invited my father to stay with us when he comes next week.  I told him we have a queen size bed in the play room that he can sleep on. I also told him that both boys have peed on the mattress in the past but that we would make sure it was freshened for him.  That it is really no different than a hotel mattress (trust me on that- former hotel employee) He laughed.  I felt I had to be honest- Why *that* honest?  No freaking clue.  Which is why I make sure not to make the statement of not being 100% sugar free.  Obviously I am not- I know that BBQ sauce has sugar but I don't care enough to buy (or make) a SF version. It isn't triggering cravings/binges so I don't worry about it.

As I said in my previous post I have been about 98% sugar free with my eating for the last 30 days. You may say but umm today is Jan 29th?  I started this on Dec 31st.  I like to be the weird one as you will see by the picture that will be at the end of this post.

Things I have eaten this last 30 days that were naughty going by my reduced carb eating plan.

  • 2 red lobster cheddar bay biscuits. (I think I kept that to myself)
  • 6-8 pieces of sushi with white rice (I realized today I said a few on my post last week)
  • 2 bites of french bread fluff last Friday night. (I kept that to myself)

Things that are not no-no's as I am reduced carbing and they fit into that but they are still sweets and have low sugar.

  • 85% dark chocolate bar squares (serving is 2.5- I have had twice not but only 1 square each time) Those things are potent little squares.
  • Sugar-free Hershey's brand chocolate chips.  1 tbsp is 1 carb.-  I have had about 5 tbsp total in two weeks.  

One trick I have found which is common sense really.  I do not bring anything into the house that is a trigger food for me. I only get snacks for the boys that I can take or leave.  That means I am comfortable leaving them.  I also make sure that they are out of sight. If I walk past a bag of goldfish on the counter I tend to want to grab a handful.  I don't even like goldfish that much, but it is a ingrained habit.

After I posted my FB status (see post below if your clueless to what that means) I felt that I needed to get my ass on the treadmill ASAP.  I set up the tablet and watched a show on Netflix.  A 42 minute show- Clean House. I was on the treadmill already before I had the bright idea to get the tablet. I was only walking at between 2 and 2.3 mph but at least my ass wasn't on the couch.  This is what I saw when I was done with the show and moved the tablet that had been blocking the display.

Do you see what I was referring to above? I stopped on 1 hours 13 minutes.  That might drive some of you crazy (like my hubby) that I just didn't go to 1 hour and 15 minutes.  HAH!!


  1. I actually like the number 13. I probably would have pushed it to 15 but I don't think it would have bothered me to stop at 13. I do know people who would go absolutely nuts knowing anyone would do that though. It has to be a nice round number. Haha!

  2. You are so smart to be honest with yourself because that is such a key to this journey!! Kudos to you.

  3. I bought goldfish for the kids yesterday...and on the way home, I was thinking of just sticking my hand in and having a handful. When we got home, I left them in the car...out of sight, out of mind (sometimes!!)


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