I am going to be posting some answers to your questions over the next couple of days. I promise that your questions will eventually be answered! If you think of more questions, please do not hesitate to leave it in the comments.
I think you will be able to figure out really quick the peeps that I have blogged and facebooked with for awhile! ~laffin and waves to her possee~
Sue from facebook asked:
I was going to ask about all of those single shoes that end up in the middle of the road. How exactly does that happen? But then I realized you want questions about your healthy living, so, shoe question will wait. Can you eat/drink sweeteners like aspartame or that new one?
I use sweetener. That is something that I have not and won't give up. Personally I use Splenda (and the knock-off Splenda at Wal Mart....depends on if I have a coupon or not) but I would really like to try Stevia. It's just expensive and I am afraid that I will not like it. I am also not using natural things such as corn syrups, honey or agave nectar. EDITED TO ADD: I am not doing natural sugars with calories. I also rarely eat white potatoes due to the fact that they process in your body like a sugar. That is why I cannot keep those potato chips in the house. ~grins~
Little known fact about single shoes in the middle of the road. They are placed their by trolls. It's a trap. Do not ask or even google how the trolls got a hold of the shoes in the first place. ~shudders~
Mary Beth wanted to know:
How often are you exercising? I'm trying to get back into a routine.
Exercising ~spits~ Not enough and not consistently. I do not know why I dislike it. I love my yoga and I am trying to get back into the habit of that. I also walk Gingerbean but not like I should. Wanna know a secret? I bought a hula hoop to try. I suck at it. Cannot do it to save my life but it does make me sweet. The animals look very confused while I am attempting it. It's not pretty.
Oh, and is Gingerbean still doing the videos with you? My dogs and cat want to get on my Wii Fit board with me which makes it ... a challenge! But I like a good challenge. :)
Yes the Beanster loves when I exercise. The cats could not care less.
Dijea asked incredulously:
How have you not committed a crime while depriving yourself?
I could have very easily the first week Dijea. I will not lie, that first week was miserable. Especially when I had billboards like the chicken fried steak one to look at. Like I have said before, I have a bad habit of rewarding myself with food. Chicken fried steak, hamburgers and good white cake have always been at the top of my favorite food list. After week one, I treated myself to one of the $5.99 chicken fried steaks from our local Cotton Patch. I LOVE them there. They are honestly good! It is a really big serving and I ate it all. Within 30 minutes I could barely keep my eyes open. I was so damned tired I could barely function. The next morning I woke up ravenously hungry. I KNEW that I was not REALLY hungry. I had eaten a large amount the night before and there was NO WAY that I could be hungry. I figured out really quickly that the flour was messing with my brain.
After that first week of detox, I can honestly tell you that I have not one felt like I was depriving myself. I have eaten some sugar and flour along the way like the white cake at Camille's bridal shower and at the wedding but it was only one piece each time and I was satisfied with it.
It is hard to wrap my brain around the fact that I do not crave sugar and flour anymore. It really does not make sense to me at all so I just have come to accept it. You could come and sit with me at lunch and eat a burger and fries and I would be just fine with that. It would smell good to me but it would no longer make my mouth water or make me want to knock you down and eat it before you got back up.