This is how I looked on 6/14/10 when I put these pictures on my blog. Oh the horrors!! People, you know I am really serious about this or I would NEVER do that!!
When I weighed yesterday in order to turn my numbers in, I weighed 188.4. It's time to get serious about this again!
I begin a no sugar/no flour diet on 1/11/10. At that time I weighed 210 lbs. That is the most I have ever weighed...even more than both of my pregnancies! I did not used to be a carb eater. However, during the last few years carbs became my friend because they are quick and easy.
And they love me back. ~grins~
My favorites foods in the work used to be hamburgers and chicken fried steak. Since starting this, I have not been hungry for them at all.
It still freaks me out at times because it feels so odd.....not craving things that I have OD'ed on for years.
Flour and sugar were not easy to give up at first. They loved me and they cried and called me every night. It was like a really bad break-up. They missed me and I missed them.
The first week was the hardest. Flour and sugar literally act like a drug in your body. Think about it for a minute....we CRAVE those items. When we eat them, we feel good! If we did not get anything out of it, we would not eat them!!
So, for one full week, my body detoxed. I hurt. I had a constant low dull ache in my head for those seven days. My shoulder blades were on fire. They hurt so bad. It surprised me that my shoulders were what hurt.
On day 8, nothing. The cravings, the headache and the shoulders on fire were gone.
I sleep better. I have a lot more energy. I also feel like I have woken from a fog that has hung over me for years. I look back and see that I missed out on a lot.
I have only eaten a few things with sugar and flour since starting. Lately I have gotten lax and have not eaten like I know to and I am ready to get back on track.
That is why I was so glad to be chosen as a contestant on Win, Lose or Blog!
I am going to talk about my days, what I eat and recipes.
If there is anything at all you want to know about no sugar or flour, please ask!!
Now I am going to ask YOU a question. I am not coordinated. I hate to exercise. I have never been athletic.
I was the girl picked last for dodge-ball. YOU know her don't you?!?!?!
What do you do for exercise? (I am so bad at exercise I cannot even spell it right! Spell check alerts me each time!!) What do you enjoy? Any DVD's I should invest in?