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Friday, September 11, 2009

Addict...


I'm addicted to carbs and sugar. I know this because when I get a taste, there is no statisfying me. Just like a drug. I want more. I am so full I could puke, but I still want more. A loaf of bread? Yes, please!



This is whats holding me back from my weight goal. I've got the exercise thing down pat. 5-6 days a week, 50-115 minutes a day.



I tell myself I have to workout cus I like to eat. But really, I dont like to workout as much as I like to eat.



It makes me feel good and when I dont work out i can see a significant change in my mood. I need the endorphines it supplies my brain. That natural high.



However, I've been sustaining (nevermind the recent weight gain) the same weight for about a year now. Something has to change. And I find that workingout on my lunch hour, and an hour after work is pretty much all I'm prepared to give to exercise.



I eat good mostly. But I do have those moments several times a week where I am out of control with carbs or sugar. One step forward, two steps back.



This leads me to my next endeavor. I'm giving up simple carbs and refined sugar for 5 days next week. Monday, thru Friday. I'll eat it naturally in veggies and fruit. I am hoping that what "they" say is true and after 5 days you don't miss them.



Here's to hoping I make it. As a plus, if you know me, you might want to stay away from me, I'm gonna be a total bitch.

9 comments:

Andhari said...

Good luck! I'm sure you can do it!

I'm so much into carbs, it's okay for me not to eat meat as long as they dont cut me off from pasta and fries.

Damsel Underdressed said...

You can do it! I know you can! And when you realize that you feel better too, you will be glad you tried it. You don't have to give it up entirely...just mostly. Good luck!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'd have a hard time giving up carbs.

Allison M. said...

i'm addicted to cookie dough.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Good on ya mate! Once you get off the refined sugars you'll be much better off.

LiLu said...

I think it will take longer than 5 days- it'll be at least a few weeks, but I do think it will happen. Once upon a time I couldn't imagine life without fast food- but I cut it out and now I rarely think about it. Anything with a drive through is only allowed on a road trip- that's my rule. ;-)

Good luck!

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mylittlebecky said...

yeah i did that whole no sugar/carbs thing and it took like a month. BUT the first little bit was the hardest. after that it was easy... now i gotta do this whole no gluten (frickin allergies) thing and actually finding things i can eat is driving me INSANE!

fingers crossed!

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Fizz, don't beat yourself up. EVERYONE in this country (practically) has carb addiction. Carbs are everywhere and sugar is in everything. Carbs alone aren't bad if unrefined. So, I'd suggest, in lieu of giving all carbs up, give up anything white. Then stock your kitchen with sweet potatoes/whole wheat (high fiber) bagels/brown rice and limit your carbs intake later in the day. If you cut it all out immediately, you'll make it harder on yourself. Trust me....I go through this all the time! ;-)