kingkeld's Journal, 16 January 2013

Good morning, dear friends!

I'm up 400 grams today. No biggie. I've seen so great results this last week that I'm not gonna complain.

It seem that staying off the sugar has helped me enormously - I'm gonna try to stick to that path.

Old habits die hard though, and even if I haven't "fallen off the wagon" just yet (and have no intentions to do so), I can still tell that there are issues that need dealing with.

Generally, through the day, I am fine. Just fine. I don't need sugars, and I don't miss them. But suddenly I come across a trigger, and bam! there they are.

If I go by a store where I'd stop by for something in my "old life", bam! it's there. I get hungry instantly.

If I experience something stressful, bam!

If I get too bored, bam!

You get the pattern.

So far, I stay clear simply by keeping my eye on the prize.

"Do you really wanna NOT lose weight for days to have that chocolate bar? No, I didn't think so. Move along, pal. Good boy."

This works for me, it seems. It's really simple, but it takes that we evaluate what is worth more. And in the moment this can be a tough one to do. I fully realize that. But on the other hand, it really is that simple. Just say no. Move along.

So why is it that we so often simply don't do it? Why is it that we keep eating what is essentially making us feel WORSE? I have no answers, but I know that I am as guilty as anyone else here.

To me, it's gotta be a matter of handling it. It's no easy task, but it's not impossible either. Looking back, I went for 8 full months with NO candy. None. Well, that's a lie, actually. I had ONE hard candy. A friend sent up root beer barrels, and I wanted to taste them. They were overly sweet and not deliscious at all.

This is how I'd like to be again. 5 days down, on my 6th day now. I don't miss it, I don't want it. I feel that I am much more in balance with the foods I have had the last days. Wife and I are cooking low calorie food, and we're doing great at it.

Yesterday I made a mean Chili Sin Carne, with tons of mushrooms instead of meat. Plenty of kidney beans and peppers and all kinds of healthy goodies. It was sooo good! I can't wait to have the rest for lunch. lol.

My new calorie counter at is very nice. I really like it. It's a little different from the FS one, but essentially not better or worse, just different. I can find more of the foods that are available here in this one, and this helps a lot.

Only thing is I need to weigh in on both websites. No biggie.

I'm feeling better today, but still not there. I have decided to take one more day off from work, and get a little better still. I can tell that the penicillin is working. It's making me feel somewhat better, but it also makes me super tired. I think that's normal.

Also, I think it makes me retain water. I read a little online about this, as it was a quick theory of mine when I saw the weight gain after having done so well yesterday, and it seems that there ARE theories that penicillin can mess with you a little bit.

Still, I don't think it holds on to the fat I need to lose, maybe just retain water. It'll be gone in a few days.

I feel a gazillion times betting weighing 90.8 than I did at 95 a few days ago.

Today I'm thankful for:
- Feeling better.
- Penicilling.
- NOT freaking out over a weight gain! LOL!
- Morning Coffee.
- Working out today, sick or not. I'm determined.

Have an awesome day, folks! Life is good! :)
200.2 lb Lost so far: 141.5 lb.    Still to go: 12.8 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 6.2 lb a week


Chili with Mushrooms instead of meat sounds really good. I must try that! It is on my Agenda for Caturday!  
15 Jan 13 by member: posterchild66
Your mental battle with the sugar sounds like my mental battle with nicotine - that was over 15 years ago and I haven't had one cigerette since August 1997. Essentially, when the cravings hit, I used to take the time to visualise lighting up and taking those first few puffs - AND visulise the immediate consequences, nausea, dizziness and horrible mouth taste. That's it, evaluating consequences and deciding what's worth more to us. You're on the right road! Stick with it. 
15 Jan 13 by member: Earthlady
Glad you feel better. Good move having another day off.... No point in risking putting yourself back. The sarnie sounds scrummy :-) 
16 Jan 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
i was going nuts last night after dinner for a chocolate anything.thank goodness i had nothing in the house.that is my trigger.i dont get that urge after breakfast or lunch.crazy! 
16 Jan 13 by member: rockytu
Glad you feel better. Evaluation makes lots of sense 
16 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
I had a couple days of sugar binges in the form of ice-cream, the full fat variety. Felt obliged to empty it out of our freezer!! LOL!!! Oh my gosh it made me feel awful. Stomach upset, major hotflashes, digestive terror!!! And why you might ask did I eat it??? I don't know but I do know that sugar is NOT my friend. Never has been though I love sugary treats. I'm back on track today ... back to my juices and healthy foods. You are doing great!! 
16 Jan 13 by member: madaboutmoose
Welcome back, Carol! Sometimes a "bad" day or two can make us realize what we're doing wrong. How we're harming ourselves. I can definitely see that I am better off with no suger right now. It's getting easier and easier. I have fewer cravings for treats. I even have a jell-o dessert (sugar free, of course) sitting in the fridge waiting for me. I made it yesterday morning, to have it ready for the evening. I did it because I know I'll have those damn cravings and it'll keep me from doing something stupid. Then I chose to not have it. And I honestly don't see it going anywhere tonight either - and I'm going to bed in two hours so it should be easy to accomplish. I'd rather have another cup of nice, warm tea. :) 
16 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Once I get through the first few days without teh boozes, I have a lot more clarity, less physical withdrawal, and subsequently more strength to rationalise why drinking is a dumbass idea. We all have our crosses to bear. xxx I was reading this yesterday and thought of you. =) http:// life-style/ wellbeing/ 8184619/ Scientists-confirm-sugar-is-a-diet-evil 
16 Jan 13 by member: ferlengheti
enbd of the link is Scientists confirm sugar is a diet evil, with hyphens between each word. 
16 Jan 13 by member: ferlengheti


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