Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 4 of 730 (No Thank You)

No thank you. Three little words that are sometimes hard to say. My job requires a lot of self restraint and mustering up those three little words over and over again. As the owner of a party entertainment company I often find myself at 3-4 parties a day both Saturday and Sunday. And at almost all of them the number one thing I am offered is a piece of cake. If you read my day 2 post you know how much I love sweets, so saying no takes a lot of will power, but I do say 'no thank you' every time.

Sometimes though people take it very personal and seem to think I am rude. I'm really not trying to be rude, but really, if I had just a small piece of cake at even 1/2 the parties I attend I would eat almost a whole cake every month. It's just too much.

Sometimes we are also offered a plate of food before we go and again I usually say no. It does look and smell delicious but I did just eat before I came to your party so no thank you.

I love my clients and I love that they are sweet enough to offer, but please don't push and don't be offended if I say no. It's nothing personal, I am just really trying to watch what I eat.

As I head out this afternoon to do my rounds of parties I will be strong and not fall into temptation like I did last night...again. No one said this lifestyle change would be easy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 3 of 730 (Water vs Everything else)

I have never been a huge water drinker. I grew up drinking a lot of juice and pop. I am happy to report that I hardly ever drink juice anymore and the only pop I drink now is diet coke.

My drinking habits are horrible though and need to be fixed immediately. A typical day for me consists of 2 extra large coffees in the morning over the course of about an hour and a half, 3-4 diet cokes (sometimes more) and possibly 1-2 glasses of water. I am fully aware that the coffee and the diet coke are more dehydrating than hydrating yet I still reach for them every time. In fact, if i miss my morning coffee I will suffer with a horrible headache all day.

So I am trying to make some changes to my drinking habits over the course of the next few weeks. I have tried doing this cold turkey before and failed so this time I will take a more gradual approach.

Today I started my day with breakfast before even taking a sip of my coffee. Usually I don't even eat breakfast at all. The result? I cannot even finish my first cup, yet I feel well caffeinated. I am conveniently out of diet coke at the moment so today will be a water day. I would promise to never buy diet coke again but I know I will either drink juice in its place or eat more. So Instead I plan to have a 2 cans a day limit and a 3 glasses of water a day minimum. I will work on increasing the number of glasses of water over the next few weeks as well.

P.S. I've tried flavouring my water but I don't really like them.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 2 of 730 (sweet tooth)

Today is a day of confessions. Hi, my name is Angela and I am a sugar-a-holic. It's true, ever since I can remember I have been addicted to sugar. Maybe it's because my mom would practically force me to buy 2 or 3 sugarary things at the convenience store every time she stopped in to by cigarrettes or maybe my step mother's amazing cheese cakes, pies and cookies are to blame. Either way I am fairly convinced that I have a real problem.

I was reading about sugar addictions recently and I thought wow, this is exactly like me. The article in question offered no advice on rehab however. So I have tried to be more aware and tried to cut back but so far I am not overly proud of my success. Sweets of every kind will be my biggest battle during the course of my journey to a slimmer, healthier me.

I did well yesterday until about 8pm when I caved in and had an ice cream cone and later still, snuck 2 double chocolate cookies. This wasn't a complete fail though as the ice cream in the cone was at least 1/2 of what I would usually serve and 2 cookies is better than the regular 4 I would have taken. (they were the small soft chips ahoy ones, not the huge Tim Hortons kind)

I do regret it when I think back to my work out yesterday. I worked out until I was dizzy and now it feels like it was all for nothing. Today I will miss my workout. I worked out the past 3 days and I will work out again tomorrow.

If you have tips for overcoming a serious sugar addiction please leave me a comment about it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 1 of 730 (Intro)

Welcome to my weight loss diary. I will update this blog daily for the next 2 years. Why 2 years you ask? Well because one thing I have heard over and over again is that real weight loss happens slowly. It's taken me 8 years to put the weight on so expecting it to come off quickly is unrealistic if I want it to stay off.

My goal is to lose 80lbs eventually. My ounce a day theory means this would take 4 years and it very well might but if I hit 45lbs in 2 years at least that is 45lbs gone forever.

I will tell you that I am not the health buff type. I am out of shape, I hate exercise and my eating habits are embarrasing. I am a complete novice at losing weight and am not sure if I will ever reach my goal. I do hope that you will follow me on my journey anyway. I will share with you all my successes and failures and be honest with you either way.

But for now I am going to walk on my tredmill for 25 minutes. This is the 3rd day in a row I have done this. The first day I did it DH laughed in my face when I told him. Who can blame him when he's watched me fail so many times before.