Monday, July 19, 2010

How To - Healthy Living - Week 3 Link Up - What We are Eating

Hi Friends,
We are beginning week three!
This week I lost 1/2 pound making my total three pounds lost, 27 pounds to go.

I've been exercising at the gym EVERY day this week.  Yea!!!  I also have to report that I am already feeling better and have more energy.  My focus this week will of course be to continue exercising.  Now I also want to concentrate on what I'm putting in my body.  I have a seriously bad sweet tooth.  I crave something sweet after every meal.  It really is just a very bad habit.  I've tried already this week to start cutting out sweets, but my sweet little boy, Timothy, had his 13th birthday and that means cake.  I cut only a small piece for myself, but there is always something around our house that involves a celebration or holiday and that means sweets.  Yikes!
One thing I've noticed, and I'm not trying to divulge TMI, is I find that when I eat too many sweets I feel like a yeast infection is coming on.  I've also learned over the years that I can avoid head it off at the pass by drastically cutting out my sweets and carbohydrates such as white breads and pastas.  Those things also turn into sugar.  Yeast likes sugar you know.  If I cut those things out of my diet for a couple of days then everything goes back to normal on it's own.

I know white flour products need to be replaced with whole grain products.  That is my goal this week.  Eliminate those simple sugars.  I think I am fine eating whole grains, potatoes and corn in limited amounts as well as eating fruit.  I just need the right carbohydrates in my body so that's what I'm working on.  It's going to be a tough week for me this week......

Let me know how all of you are doing!  Be sure to sign in to a specific post that links to your healthy living.
Here's to us!!!


~Alison~ said...

I had no idea that too much sugar could bring on a yeast infection! But then, I've never had one either.....and I eat a lot of sweets!

Great job on the 1/2 lb. loss!

I'm working on my post for this week right now.

Mrs. Claus said...

You go girl! I know I feel better without all the refined sugar in my diet too. (Even though I suck at the practice, I keep trying.)

I left you an award on my blog for being one of my newest followers!

Kim Kasch said...

I have the worst time with die...ts

I always feel so deprived. :(

I'm a 'snort' little piggy but I exercise a lot otherwise I'd be a 'snort' BIG piggy

You keep on going !!! You're doing great

Dawna said...

A happy Wednesday to you, Nancy! Congrats on the progress you're making. :-)

Dropping by to link up...

Have a GREAT rest of the week!


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