Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ready for changes

I'm feeling very motivated since Monday ~ am on top of my game as far as food is concerned, but when it comes to training I'm just not motivated...
I do the self talk all day.....and when I look half the day has gone and I haven't done anything.
Yesterday was my off day, but today once again the battle is on.
My intention is to finish this entry and set up my indoor bike, cycle while watching Oprah's recorded on the PVR.
My intentions!!
Today I was shocked....For breakfast I made Instant Quaker oatmeal with 200ml 1, 5% milk
Added 1 Tsp of flaxseed and 1 Tsp organic peanut butter..
Wow the calories added up to over 500 for that 40g serving and the sugar in the milk was 10g
10g's of sugar in 200ml 1.5% milk!!!!
As we should only eat 15% sugar a day I had most of my sugar in my breakfast.

Later I made a Green shake with spinach, 1 orange, 4 strawberries, 100g plain yogurt and ice
Orange has 10.6g of sugar and strawberries 5.1g
So there goes my 15g's ~ I'm way way over and have not had late afternoon snack, which is an apple 11.8g of sugar.

I also noticed that the coffee I drink...three cups a day
has 4.8g of sugar per cup....x 3 thats really a lot of sugar and I'm no longer adding honey or organic sugar to my coffee...

While in Cape Town I was put on a month of no ( low low ) sugar and saw how the weight fell off ~ then when I returned home I had guests for a month. I ate whatever was going, sugar was in the back of my mind, but not something I worried about I had decided I was going to allow myself to have a good time and eat whatever was going, of course within limits, as with my new lifestyle never again will I lose sight of good and BAD foods...Never did I eat a takeaway while the rest did for example, but I did eat ice cream with the rest of them........and a few chips, pizza and a few glasses of wine...:)

I have spent days reading up about the effects of sugar on the body, no longer can I ignore the truth about how bad it is for our body. I'm re-reading the book called FROM BELLY FAT TO BELLY FLAT by C.W Randolph,M.D.
I was sent this book about 3 years ago from a friend who now lives in the USA, I had complained about how I had developed a tummy, a real old ladies tummy. So she sent me this to read...I opened the book and closed it again as I didn't understand it at all.....My eating plan was so far from the one the book recommended that I know now I was far from ready to understand, but after two years of growing in this area I am now ready to make the changes,....

I saw on Twitter that The Doctors Show had this author on their show yesterday...did any of my USA readers watch this show???


  1. Isn't it funny how often, when you are doing great on one thing (eating) you are lacking motivation on the other thing (exercise)? I have this a lot too, only with me it is usually the exercise that is going well and the eating not!
    Interesting about all that sugar - it's nice that you are keeping us informed of what you find out!

  2. I am not lacking my motivation I am just lacking feeling good. Pain still isn't gone from this morning & as I was looking at the calendar I need to do something today or I will fall to far behind.

  3. Maybe you have a lack of motivation for exercise but you do it every day and that's what counts! Lots of people would just do nothing so I'm proud of you for pushing through!