Day 5

Yes, I survived the weekend with no sugar!  It all comes down to habit.  I had plenty of opportunities to partake of many delectable desserts, treats, and candy!  We had parties with friends and family, a fun shopping outing with the girls where I even tried to order sugar free cheesecake and they were out!  Sunday night we played games and I still had loads of my favorite candy left over from 5 days ago when I started this 100 day challenge of NO SUGAR.  I’m keeping at it!  It’s always fun and motivating too when several people around me want to join in!

a11bbd4f906a115661dfc9e9c47d89de With weight loss and healthy living I think every individual needs to find out what keeps them from optimal health.  For me, it’s sugar.  For others it could be portion size, high fat foods, fast food, or soda pop.  Whatever it is, figure it out and find a way to control and conquer it.  Make your goal second nature.  I’m hoping my desire to stay off sugar becomes as easy as sticking to my exercise routine.  I never wake up and wonder if I’ll work out.  I work out 6 days a week pretty much ALWAYS.  The question is usually WHEN will I work out and WHAT exercise is on the schedule.  Today was a 9 mile run.  I’ll hit the weights later today too.  I need to run 18 miles this weekend, so I wanted to start the week off strong.

My life as always is very scheduled and busy.  It’s VERY important to have healthy food on hand at all times.  I like to make a BIG batch of something and eat it over 3 or 4 days.  I made a pasta salad that I ate plenty of all weekend and today I’m going to make a pot of SOUP!  It’s from a favorite website of mine called vedgedout.com.  I want to try the Moroccan Lentil Soup!

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photos in this post courtesy of An Unrefined Vegan

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