Monday, May 31, 2010


Something significant happened today. Well, I think it's been building for about a week now.

I went to a cookout for Memorial Day. I did not overeat. I had a hot dog (beef, no nitrates) and was about to eat a burger, but only ate about 1/3 before I put it down. I was full. Now, let me tell ya - my bff makes burgers that are out of this world. And I still put it down. I didn't have sides either. There was potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, etc. I didn't have any. I think the change in my mentality is significant.

I am do excited about the sugar detox that starts tomorrow. I have been just waiting for Memorial Day to pass by so I could eat what I wanted. Who knew that I wouldn't even want to eat like a mad woman? As a matter of fact, I have been eating well for at least four days. I feel good. I feel energized. I feel like I am in a good place.

And there is even stress still! My life is still crazy - but I am now making the CHOICE to take control. It really is a choice, you know. I can choose to be in control of my actions, or I can let the stress be an excuse.

HELLO... The stress will always creep up. It can not be an excuse to be bad to my body and to destroy my health.

My JUNE top TEN:

1. No refined sugar.
2. No packaged food with over 5 grams of sugar. (I got this idea from Yum Yucky.)
3. Fruit is allowed.
4. No alcohol.
5. No more than one 12-oz diet soda daily.
6. Limit artificial sweeteners.
7. No fast food.
8. 150 oz. of water per day (approx. 1/2 my body weight in oz.).
9. Back to the gym! I am shooting for 5 days/week of SOME TYPE OF EXERCISE.
10. Limit processed food.

This list is DO-ABLE! I will also be tracking and counting points/calories along the way to make sure I am within guidelines to lose weight. I will weigh in in the morning, and the scale is going on vacation until July 1. The last thing I need is for the scale to play with my mind during this time.

My #1 goal for June is to get back into good habits that will be good for my body. I know that sugar is toxic for me, and it leads to cravings and binges. It's a habit I've kicked before, so I know I can do this again. It's necessary. I have to do this for me.

I am so ready for change!


  1. sugar is MAJOR toxic for me as well. I made a pumpkin pie last night and it was chillin' in my fridge. Is there anything better than a slice of cold pumpkin pie? Nope. I had about 1/3 of the slice and then started to realise that is going to be a whole. I dropped the knife and just it ain't worth it. So I have success. Sugar is bad...and it doesn't make me happy. It's like a man who is great is bed if you're drunk....and that's it. It feels nice, but it leaves you empty, with a hangover and stuff you don't want.

  2. You rock, way to go at the bbq! Love your June top ten :)

  3. That is awesome!! I know how hard it is to put something down that is so yummy! lol but you are right, it is a choice...good for you for making the right one =).

    & Great list for June btw...Don't forget Veggies too though! & my advice is to get rid of the diet soda...Diet soda is even worse than regular soda...I recommend tea if you are looking for flavor or maybe even add a lemon or lime to your water...

    =) Hoping your week goes wonderfully!!

  4. Wow Hollie, those are some awesome goals. I can feel your determination just in reading them! I believe you can do it! And putting the scale away for a month is a great idea. I'd like to do that too.

    I was able to resist some great temptation on a Utah trip I went on where I was around SO much food for a celebration and it felt SO GOOD to not give in. Just like you felt today, I'm sure.

    Kudo's to you!!

  5. Those are some great goals and certainly gave me some things to consider as I'm busy setting my own goals for June. I can't wait to see how you do with them all.

  6. Good luck with it all - I can't wait to hear how your month goes!

  7. Hey! I just found your blog, it's great :) I'm the same with sugar, I know it leads to binges so I restrict it as much as possible.

  8. Goooood luck!!! Your list of things is defintely do-able! When I started out to lose weight (total weight loss: 28 lbs), someone gave me some really good advice: Food will always be there tomorrow. She was trying to remind me that I don't have to eat more than a small amount today. It isn't going anywhere. And that kind of mentality REALLY helped me not to binge! So, I just thought I'd pass along that information :) Keep up the great work! You are very inspiring!!!

  9. Good luck!! Sugar is sneaky - just like salt! Beware of those hidden sweets! ;)

  10. Great goals! You can do it!

    (I did want to mention that it can paradoxically be easier to go even more hardcore. I think it's easier to eat *no* processed foods than to limit them -- at least it requires less willpower!)

    I'm impressed at your restraint at the picnic!

  11. Thats great, I am starting my diet today and really hope I can get to that mental point where I just don't want any more food and can say no. Good luck with your list I may create my own soon

  12. Great Goals! I know I went down to one diet soda and then water. One day I had more soda than water. I felt gross all day. I will be here to cheer you on. Good Luck!

  13. My #1 goal for June is to cut back drastically on sugar, as well. Good luck with your goals!!!

  14. What a great plan of action :)

  15. Like everyone else I'm loving the goals! They all seem do-able especially with the attitude you're taking of actually wanting to make those healthy choices! :) good luck with it!

  16. Those are great goals for June! I might have to join you in some of those, thanks for the accountability!

  17. Today is Day 1 of our journey. Hope you are doing well.

  18. I love your list! It is totally do-able, achievable, and sensible. You are gonna have some awesome results. :)

  19. I am loving those doable and you have inspired me to make me one. "No alcohol" needs to be up top on my list.
    My #1 goal for June is to get it in with my workouts!

  20. Pat yourself on the back girl! What an awesome job at the BBQ! And what a fantastic Top 10 for June! I love it!

    I am so with you on the scale issue. I also weighed myself this morning and do not plan on doing so again until the 1st of July. In fact, I gave the battery to my husband and asked him to hide it from me. Yes, that's just how much I trust myself! lol I have such a bad habit of weighing myself every single day and I know it needs to stop! So hey, whatever works, right!?! ( ;

    Best of luck to you and I can't wait to see what both of our numbers will be come July! Look out na! lol

  21. I love the top ten and I will use for myself in July Thanks!


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