cocobutt's Journal, 04 November 2011

Things I'm doing right:
-walking twice a day (about 20-25 minutes each with a climb)
-not drinking coffee or soda (drinking hot breakfast tea instead)
-not stocking my pantry with white refined foods
-drinking plenty of water
-taking my daily vitamin and supplements

Things I'm doing wrong:
-eating Halloween candy
-not getting enough sleep
-eating out too often and overeating

I am really really struggling with sugar cravings and overeating at night right now. I should have thrown away the sack of Halloween candy days ago, but I didn't want to be wasteful. That's ridiculous.$10 worth of candy has no value compared to my health, right? I asked Mr Coco to take it to work, but he kept forgetting. So the Twix bars keep calling my name. I still have not thrown them in the trash. Sugar has such power over me that I imagine I might sift through the garbage even if I were to toss them out. I did put them in a cupboard so they're out of sight. I'm like a junkie.

Things are unsettled at home right now. Mr Coco has had chronic pain, like fibromyalgia or something, so his doc put him on Tramadol. He's having a hard time getting off it -- it's an opiate, so he's really feeling like a junkie... tense and cranky like he's coming down with the flu. He's going to see a third shoulder doc since that's where he's experiencing the most intense pain and Tramadol is the only thing that helps it.

I've been meaning to order the Esselstyn book about reversing heart disease. Neither of us has heart problems that we know of, but it runs in both our families. I think Mr Coco may have food allergies that aggravate his chronic pain and headaches. Maybe a more restrictive diet would help.

As he approaches age 60 (next year), he seems to be physically breaking down more rapidly. I don't know how to help him other than leaving him alone to lie down. I started feeling incredibly good over the last year even at age 54 -- it almost doesn't seem fair and it scares me that it could all come to an end with one injury. I need to be mindful that I must do what I can to preserve my good health. That means stop eating that freakin candy and take off these last 20 pounds.
159.2 lb Lost so far: 52.8 lb.    Still to go: 9.2 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet cocobutt's own diet   losing 1.8 lb a week

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you have a great attitude. just throw that candy away. i had to do the same thing. sugar and anything sweet (cake, pastries, etc.) have a total hold and control of me. if they are in the house i'll find and consume. keep up the hard work. 
04 Nov 11 by member: tg000018

     
 

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