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Day 375

Sunday, January 10, 2016

emoticon Day 2 (yesterday) of working out to Jillian Michaels Beginner shred DVD - Oh my goodness! I have her other two beginner DVD's (Frontside and Backside) but I think I'll stick to the 30 day shred for now and then start rotating them. Can't wait to get to working out this morning, no one watching me this early so I won't feel silly doing some of the moves that are difficult for me to do.

emoticon Doing good on food, despite eating out yesterday, still stayed in my calorie range. Didn't really look at my carbs, which is what I'm supposed to be looking at, but since I had a salad, I think I'm good. I'm not sure what to do about my snacks. I love veggies, so making a veggie bowl first thing in the morning and keeping it near me works really well, but sometimes I get super hungry despite munching on carrots and tomatoes and bell peppers. DH says it is because I need some carbs and should eat an apple or something similar. I guess I'll try that today.

emoticon Diabetes is really changing how I think about food. You'd think that some foods are super good for you, then look at the carbs/sugar in it and go nope, can't have that. Aunt G tells me to eat a spoonful of peanut butter, but that has a lot of sugar in it. I could get fresh ground that does not have all the added sugar in it, I suppose. But I like the smooth peanut butter.

emoticon One thing that really bothered me was when Aunt G was telling me to get some "sugar free syrup"... I'm going okay what on Earth is in the syrup if it is sugar free, since syrup is pretty much sugar? Same for honey, whoever heard of sugar free honey? What the heck is it made of? Are you kidding me? I'd much rather have smaller amounts of the real stuff than use some chemical mixture that is supposed to taste like honey. I don't use syrup much, but honey I do. Especially local honey. I don't know, maybe it's made of something natural, but when you are basically saying 'sugar free sugar' I think of aspartame and other chemicals that make me gag. Yuck. I can't stand equal or sweet and low, they literally make me vomit. I can't drink diet sodas because of it.

Okay, off my soapbox. Sorry, I just don't like the chemical substitution for natural ingredients. Even if it is sugar.

emoticon Off to work out and then shower and plan my meals out for the day, then church. I have all the decorations down, but that silly tree is still up, so I guess I'll get to that today too!

Have a blessed day!

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  • TOPUNDERDOG
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  • SMILINGEYES2
    Know a substitute I like is nuts. A few offer a good alternative plus are crunchy. Hope your exercise went well.
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  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    I totally agree with using natural real ingredients. Less is more and I can find healthy substitutes. I slather my toast with avocado instead of butter.
    I love making home made peanut butter. I also have to watch salt intake so it is best to make my own.
    I am pre-diabetic- which is why I rejoined Sparks. I did the Sparkcoach and gained the tools to make this a life long quest.
    I love your enthusiasm and your plan. Keep it going! emoticon emoticon
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