5/01/2007

Sweety Sweeterson

Things are chugging along nicely. My activity has improved a lot lately. I’ve been mixing walking and going to the gym. I ride the stationary bike on the fourth level on hill inclines for 45 minutes. Sometimes I wonder what people think of the fat girl riding along on the bike. I assume people associate fat people with people that can barely walk up a flight of steps. It feels great to know that I can peddle fast with resistance for 45 minutes without stopping and know that I could go for an hour if I really want to.

I am trying to keep depressive and anxious thoughts at bay as much as possible, as I am reaching that portion of the month that seems to send me into emotional over drive. I hope exercise will help with this.

I have been counting calories instead of points lately, not for any reason other than laziness. Can you tell how indecisive I am?

Also, have been avoiding the scale even though its tempting and calling out to me.

And finally, I wondered about my thoughts on sweets. There aren’t many days that go by that I don’t delve into something sweet. I wonder if other people are like this as well. When I did Atkins for that week, I would try to find something sweet to eat and end up with sugar free jello and whipped cream. Josh said “why not just accept that you can’t eat sweets on this diet?” That is something I don’t think I will even accept, the notion of not eating sweets. From my point of view, the reason why I am able to keep going is because I allow treats in my diet. If they fit in, I eat them. What’s wrong with fitting them in if it keeps me going long term? It is possible that I shouldn’t worry so much about eating them, but if I banned them, I feel like I would give up sooner and end up binging. But, I also know that having them around can be bad because they can trigger me to over eat. I suppose I’m rambling on the subject, but I stand by eating something sweet if I want it, rather it be low calorie or in small portions.

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10 Comments:

Blogger FAT BRIDESMAID said...

I'm still struggling with my relationship with sweets. I'm addicted, that much is certain, because I crave sweets all the time. Even when I was doing South Beach and it claimed I wouldn't want sweets after a few days I wanted them, thought about endless parades of cupcakes and puddings and ice cream. But I say if you've got a diet that's working for you, and sweets are allowed then go for it. Unless you've got some killer willpower eliminating them altogether will just drive you to cheat (it did for me).

12:35 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

i agree with allowing a sensible treat instead of denying yourself and ending up in a sugar coma at dairy queen. and exercise will definitely help with what you're worried about, cramps particularly. You might find it helps lift your mood too, godluck!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

that was supposed to be goodluck, but maybe godluck will work for you too. if that's how you roll.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

This might sound weird, but have you tried looking at foods geared towards diabetics? That way you can get your sweets, but they won't be so full of sugar. In general, diabetic diets and recipes are quite good for you, even if you aren't diabetic.

I am mostly talking out my arse, but my grandparents were ALL diabetics so I've glanced at some cookbooks and have been quite impressed.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Glossy said...

I have a really sweet tooth and find I can't give up sweets, if I try to then I end up on a binge. I do believe in moderation - have a little bit, don't buy loads. I like the small packets of children's sweets, I only buy one packet then after it has gone it is all over. Like Amy said, it may lift your mood as well.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Briana said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and I just wanted to say great job!
I also eat something sweet pretty much everyday (mmm.. chocolate)... and oddly enough, I usually eat it in between breakfast and lunch - I think it's so I just get it over with, so I stop thinking about how much I want it.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Red said...

I'm not much of a sweet tooth -- salty and crunchy snacks are my nemesis -- but after dinner I like to have a little something sweet with a glass of water sort of as a palate cleanser. For me it's usually a small square of high quality, very dark chocolate. It's not too sweet, not too high in calories, but it's just the little treat I need at the end of the day.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous english muffin top said...

God, I so agree with this. Every day about 2-3pm I get a craving for something to keep me going until I go to the gym - usually a small square of flapjack (I dunno what the american equivalent is called - it's an oaty bar with honey and raisons... anyway)and its tiny, maybe 2x2 inches.

All the other women in the office start literally going mad telling me to have a glass of water or a coffee to 'trick my body'and that Im having false cravings. Erm no, I'd rather eat something good, and then go and burn off 7000 calories in the gym.

Not meaning to sound snotty but the funny thing is none of them seem to notice that they're getting fatter and I've lost 60+ pounds.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Nicole (SummersComing) said...

I am on South Beach/Atkins. I dreamed about chocolate chip cookies last night. The night before it was egg rolls. Hmmm.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Lily T said...

A diet without sweets! That's crazy talk! Those without sweettooths just don't understand.

7:18 PM  

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