Before and After

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Last week went much better than it would have if I hadn't joined the no sweets challenge. I can't say I was perfect, but it was a big improvement. It was a crazy, stressful week. Working long hours with icing everywhere is like sticking a drug addict in a pharmacy! One thing I've learned since I started losing weight is to not let a slip lead to giving up. Making good choices most of the time is what keeps the weight off.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So far so good!

Yesterday was the first day of "no sweets at the shop" challenge and I did great. It's going to be a stressful week, five wedding cakes, a grooms cake and three smaller ones. I have to admit I ate more raisins than I needed, and a handful of altoids, but much better than cake and frosting.
I really think that a sugar addiction is similar to other substance addictions. Something happens in my brain that makes it so hard not to dive into the frosting bowl head first.
I keep telling myself that I lost 133 pounds and made lots of cakes at the same time. I'm up eight ponds from my happy weight. I want that off, but mostly I feel so much better when I'm eating clean.
I wonder how many people that struggle with their weight have sugar addictions.

Monday, November 7, 2011

No sweets at the shop

I'm declaring November "no sweets at the shop" month. Shelley's no candy for November has inspired me. Thanks Shelley! I've been struggling with this lately and it needs to stop. One bite used to be enough, but now one bite throws me into a downward spiral that ends in a sugar coma. I'm clearly a sugar addict.
I need to stop the stress eating, it only leads to more stress.
Thanks for the inspiration Shelley. I'm hitting my reset button along with you :)
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