Monday, November 21, 2011

Sarah D Journal

Well, it has been a bit since I have been on here and our internet has been terrible so it is nice to actually be able to be on and not have to wait 15 minutes for a page to load! I did do Level 2 of the 30 day shred on Friday and it was nice to be a little more familiar with it the 2nd time around. it is hard but it is so nice to feel like I am actually DOING something! Feeling those muscles that don't get used very often!

I have been doing well with the Nix the Fix. Definitely tests that willpower, though!!! I had my "free" day on Saturday and at the end of the day I felt like I had really indulged, but then later I realized, that is how I used to eat just about every day before I started these challenges! I have not been getting all 12 points but I guess I just don't eat enough for that! That's okay, though :-) I have not gotten any minus points at all! I am so happy that I have been able to be disciplined and stick to the challenge this week! One day I made an iced coffee for me and my husband, and I used some liquid malitol that I had found here... not sure I will do that again as it made my stomach a bit upset. The next day I was going to give in and have coffee with real sugar but I ended up having some chai with a bit of honey instead. I have been putting palm sugar on my oatmeal which is something that is very readily available here but I guess people pay premium prices for it in the States! It is not something I would put in coffee or tea, though, as it has quite a strong flavor - great in oatmeal!

Oh, and we got a care package from my grandparents yesterday... in it were 2 bags of candy corn! Candy corn is one of my biggest weaknesses! I did not have any at all!!! Today is tuesday so if I can just hold out today then I will allow myself a few pieces tomorrow when the Nix the Fix is over :-)

Also I have not exercised since Friday. We had a breakfast guest on Saturday so I couldn't exercise that morning, and then I started feeling sick, and am still feeling too sick to exercise :-( I don't particularly enjoy the exercise but I do miss it when I can't do it! It is just a cold, but I feel run-down and achy, so not a good idea to exercise! Hopefully I will get my energy back soon...

Keep up the good work, ladies!
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