Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's back!!!

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Welcome to my work-week of no sugary-snacks.... I did a week of this back in February I did a 5 day stint of this and saw a bigger drop on the scale (1.5 lbs maybe?) - I need to do something to get the ball rolling again.  These losses that start with a zero just plain suck.  I know it's not a bad thing to lose it slowly, but I would love to see, just once in a while, a bigger loss!!!  So, here's the plan for this week:

Monday-Friday is the timeline.  Here are the details:

No sugary-snacks for the entire 5 days.  Sugary-snacks include, but are not limited to:
  • Ice cream (and any variation)
  • Cake
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Brownies
  • Angel food cake
  • Pudding cups
  • Granola bars

I will allow myself to have my smoothie (milk, mangoes and a bit of sweetener) and possibly a bit of 95% fat free cool whip mixed with fat free yogurt to dip my fruit in if I am craving something sweet.  I am thinking I might actually make "popsicles" out of my mango smoothie to have as a nice sweet treat...now I just have to buy some popsicle moulds :)

I don't want you to get the wrong impression - I don't sit around eating these sugary treats all the time.  I do, however, like to treat myself nearly every day - but I also count the points for what I eat.  I just think I need to switch things up with my body and may try to shock it into dropping a couple of pounds.  I am also committing to do three workouts this week that are NOT cardio focused.  I only have to work two days out of the next 8, so this should be totally do-able.  I'd like to be able to find some kind of playground workout that I could do too...without looking silly (36 year old woman on the monkey bars without any kids...perhaps I might need to borrow the nieces for this venture!).  Another goal for the next couple of weeks is that I would like to get my 7 km walk down to 70 mins.  Tonight I did it in 75 mins, 53 seconds, which is my best time yet....but now that I've reached that time, it's time to beat it!

So there you have it folks.  Tomorrow begins the start of no sugary-treats week 2.0.  Stay tuned for some possible grumpiness!!

10 comments:

Miss April said...

Good plan!

Amber said...

It is always good to mix things up a bit!! I am a sugar junkie. I always have a sweet of some sort. When I don't have it, is a loss.

Good luck on your week of no sweet goodness.

Tanya said...

Thanks! One day done (well, almost...going to bed soon), four to go!!

Natasha Vaughn, Designer said...

GReat idea to cut out the sweets. I'm a total sweet addict. I need to cut mine out as well. I feel so much worse when I eat them.

MB said...

I keep thinking I need to cut out the extra snacks and sweets so I can FINALLY get to my goal but I don't want it to backfire and throw me off my game. I like the idea of freezing the smoothies and making popsicles. I'm going to try that. Good luck with kicking the sweets.

Tanya said...

I am only doing it for 5 days...that's what I did before and it worked well... I am going to try the smoothie freezing tonight if I can get some popsicle things :) Good luck to you in getting to goal!

upinthecosmos said...

Oh popsicle molds... I was going to look for those at the store too! It's a great idea & Debbi has had some yummy sounding recipes for some fruity ones:-) Playground exercising sounds like a good way to use that time when you are taking your kids out.... maybe you have to be the pioneer & come up with a routine & put it out there for others:-)

Tanya said...

Not a bad idea...I'll have to check and see when I can borrow the kids (they don't belong to me!) so I don't look foolish :)

Thrice Blessed said...

Snacks in moderation are fine! I try to limit sugar, but I wouldn't even try to eliminate it.

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