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When Life Hands You Lemons...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...Make lemon water! Yummy, cool and refreshing and no sugar added! (hehe) So today starts no sugar for me and what do I do? Make my coffee with sugar. I can't toss it and have more, we are down to nickels and pennies when it comes to food budget and money (don't worry, only a few more days of this!). So I decide it is my farewell-to-thee for my usual cup of coffee and just keep moving. And maybe I'll work out a little longer to work it off. We'll see.

What a day so far! I actually slept some, and in my sleep turned off my alarm! I must have been sleeping really good! I like getting up a few minutes before the kids so that I'm not as grumpy when they get up. All it takes is 5-10 minutes and I up and feeling good. If I don't, I'm still asleep and my oldest DD's attitude grates at me. She is not a morning person at all and seems to feel like she should take it out on the rest of the world, lol. Or maybe that is just a preteen thing, lol.

Tomorrow I think I will have cinnamon tea instead of coffee, just to see how it goes. No caffeine. I really do want to get off of caffeine, I want to run on my own energy, not something I have had to drink.

I put a great big thing of chai tea on my wishlist for Christmas and a couple other teas, when I realized, it all had caffeine in it. By January 1st I want to be off caffeine altogether. I'll drink herbal or decaf teas. I've yet to find a decaf chai. Which is okay because it only tastes right with heavy cream in it and I don't need that either. Getting all the foods out of my life that I don't need is really difficult and troublesome. I find myself saying, oh that is a date and dates are fruit. Four dates have as much sugar as a soda. There is a reason they tastes so sweet. *Sigh*

I'll get there. I am determined. And when I run out of determination, I have only to hop on the scale and that will renew it.

Being overweight, okay, obese, makes me sad. Eating food that makes me happy for a moment and then I instantly regret, makes me sad. Why am I clinging to things that make me so sad? I've let go of a lot of things in my life, and it's high time I let this food addiction go as well. Part of it makes me want to cry, I love these foods, but that is exactly why I must let them go. Eventually I'll be able to have them in moderation. But right now I don't know how to. So until I can control this beast of a food addiction, I'm letting go of the foods that tear me down. That may seem a little extreme, but in my case it is what I need. Everyone's case is different.


Had a rough morning! Was on the go the whole morning, and falling asleep while at it! I was literally dozing off at the wheel!! So, DH and I agreed to resort to a last ditch effort, to keep me awake.

The good news is, my vocal chords look fine. That's the bad news too, we don't know what is causing my cough. So, new meds and see him back in 4 weeks. CT scan is done and man I hope I never have that kind again! The kind where they do an IV. The lady said that is what a hot flash feels like. I'm SO not looking forward to that!

So got home and... we were out of almond milk. I was so hungry I had a tuna sandwich. I feel bad about it, but I'm not going to starve. Having my shake now and will have another for dinner in 3-4 hours since I had a tuna sandwich earlier. I wish it had been broccoli, but I'll roll with the punches!

Now going to head downstairs and get in 30 minutes and then try to get 30 minutes before bed too.

Hope y'all had a wonderful day!
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    802 days ago
    Good message and great choices.
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    good point
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