Monday, February 21, 2011

Good Start To The New Week

My new week started off well....
It was minus 8 degrees Celsius today
The sun was shining and the sky was blue...
At 4pm it was minus 3 ( freezing ) but somehow with the blue sky and sun I felt it was okay to get out for a run....
I did a 6km run in 45.54 mins, I walked the two steep hill and ran the rest of the way...
Did a combination of Trailer and Road run.
I've never run in temps this cold before...First time for everything!

Food wise I am still tracking and counting calories.....Cant wait to start my new food journal I got from Sarah in March....have something to look forward to now.
I am watching my sugar intake...and thats SUGAR in all forms...( See the list below )...
I am having a GREEN drink daily of Spinach, orange and 100ml plain yogurt. Today I added a kiwi and celery to the shake. The celery added a fresh taste.
I also eat one apple a I'm on iron tablets for anemia I find I need lots more fiber and there is no better way to get your fiber than from fruit...not banana's as too high in sugar...Apples are a great source of fiber as is Flaxseeds...of which I have one Tsp a day, both work very nicely for me.
I am having fruit 3x a day now...Black Berries with my muesli, orange with my shake, Apple for late afternoon snack......with cutting out the bad sugars I have managed to get control of the Candida and also my weight is coming down due to a low sugar eat plan.

Sugar (in one form or another) is added to more food products than you can imagine. There are also a large number of "variants" of sugar - depending on the kind of processing that has occurred.

Here is a list to get you started in identifying sugars. I'm sure you can come up with many more names for sugar.

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Corn syrup
  3. Demerara Sugar
  4. Dextrose
  5. Free Flowing Brown Sugars
  6. Fructose
  7. Galactose
  8. Glucose
  9. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  10. Honey
  11. Invert Sugar
  12. Lactose
  13. Malt
  14. Maltodextrin
  15. Maltose
  16. Maple syrup
  17. Molasses
  18. Muscovado or Barbados Sugar
  19. Panocha
  20. Powdered or confectioner's sugar
  21. Rice Syrup
  22. Sucrose
  23. Sugar (granulated)
  24. Treacle
  25. Turbinado sugar
25 more names if you are interested in educating yourself.

I read this today....
Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis.

Click here if you want to read more THE 76 DANGERS OF SUGAR

If you have time listen to the 2nd video, its long, but honestly an education....


  1. It's great to read that you are doing so well Marcy. Spring is coming and we'll be outside running those long distances again...I can't wait!

  2. I'm so proud of you! Did you think last year this time that you would run outside at -3?
    Well done my girl!

  3. Wow, sugar surely have a lot of different names.
    I too need a lot more fiber when I drink iron tablets for "that time of the month." Apple surely are a great source of fiber.
    Well done on the run.

  4. hah, yeah I was talking to Matt and saying that I was surprised that I haven't felt hungry at all. Its probably good that you're eating way more- you work out a TON. I work at a desk 9-5

  5. Great job on your run Marcelle! Have you noticed how hard it is to run when your body is numb from the cold?

    Sugar still has a hold on me even though I am much better...I still eat too much of it.

  6. You are right - the food manufacturer's are tricky with all the different names for sugar! Makes me mad. Great job on the run!