Monday, April 25, 2011

The Case: Sugar Addict

Workout: 0

Calories: 2100

Happy Easter!

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Hope it was a blessed event shared with family and friends – as it should be :)

We had a wonderful time, standing-room only at Mass with a baby with something to say. Loved it!

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It was a great weekend and we even managed to run a Bunny 5K that benefited an ALS foundation.

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Richard’s brother and his wife joined us, too. Good times :)

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I even PRd, the official time was 28:52 but I started about 2 minutes back and they didn’t have chip timing so I’m thinking I finished in the 27-28 range – woohoo! It was so much fun!!!

Now that Lent is over, let me clue you in on a little known secret: I'm a Sugar Addict. I can't be trusted with a 20ft pole near sugar. It's that bad!

There is sugar running through my veins as we speak!

As some of you may know, I tried giving up added sugar (amongst other things) for Lent. I was semi-successful, meaning I ended up doing the no-sugar thing during the week and had some sweet treats on the weekend. I justified it because I was doing other things for Lent, but really I deserve a medal for my ability to justify things. I will always find a way ;)

On a good note, I did take something spiritual away from the experience. Mainly that I recognized how much I use sugar as a crutch when I'm dealing with stress. Acknowledging that little tidbit and trying not to resort to it by praying, writing or trying to take my mind off it was a growing experience :) One that I will continue to try and improve upon. One step at a time, right?

Segue into my next blog goal: tracking the grams of added sugar that I consume.

Imma scared!

I’m an avid calorie counter, but I’ve never tracked anything else really. Well, I tracked fat during high school because the low fat diet was all the rage.

I was clueless! I mean, doesn’t everyone know that consuming 8-9 servings of bread/cereal a day is ok cause that’s only like 8-9 grams of fat and you’re allotted like 20 a day? Silly Willies!

Drum roll for my first entry, please…

Sugar: 41 grams

I think the recommended is 25 grams and I’m not proud to say that about 50% of that came from my cup of crack (chai) tea. That’s right – 21 grams of the white stuff in one liquidy/sweet/delicious drink!

Needless to say, I can’t do this everyday!

Have you guys ever tracked your sugar intake? Anything else?

Had any diet follies like fat gram tracking? No, that’s just me? Thought so!

Have a great day tomorrow :)



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Congrats on the PR!

You are such a brave woman to track sugar. I would be in so much trouble if I did that I'm sure. Probably a good reason to do it ... hmmm. good luck and keep us updated!