Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Week 9: Weight Loss Wednesday (aka "Getting Off the Sugar Train").

I didn't write a Weight Loss Wednesday post last week because I didn't lose any weight and I was pissed off about it. After blogging about having a muse, I thought I'd have a great week, but not so. Apparently my college reunion wasn't that inspiring after all. Add to that some problems in ladytown, and I was wicked cranky. My body felt out of whack, and I knew I needed to do something about it.

I called my trusty ladytown expert, Jennifer, and we discussed my "issues". She confirmed my suspicions that I needed to cut out all forms of processed sugar. That includes wine flavoured water (argh!), sugar in my morning coffee, and animal cracker crumbs. Also, time to start popping the acidophilus again, three times a day. I upped the ante and decided to get strict about my "no carbs after 5pm" rule as well. Jennifer also passed along some ladytown expertise from Megan, and that was if I really wanted to lay down the ladytown law, I could even (*gasp*) insert a capsule of acidophilus in ladytown when I went to bed. Shoot...this is turning into a TMI Tuesday post...

Anyway, I'm happy to report that getting off the sugar train was just what my body needed. I dropped 2 pounds this week! Funny how I'm able to eat healthy if my ladytown demands it, but am not necessarily motivated for the purpose of weight loss. Whatever works, eh? Maybe I should start labelling these posts "Ladytown Wednesdays".

Week 1 Weight: 170.8 lbs
Current Weight: 166 lbs
Ladytown Status: Happy!


  1. Vanessa12:48 p.m.

    I abandoned refined sugar years ago and I'll never go back ... it's amazing what a difference it makes; I used to get big headaches and that crash-and-burn hyper/exhaustion feeling like I got from coffee before I stopped drinking that too. Plus I'd get an honest-to-goodness hangover the next morning if I ate cookies too soon before going to bed (that's what leads me to believe that a major component of any hangover is sugar).

    I also believe that processed sugar is addictive - the more you have, the more you need. I think you'll find that as you cut it out more and more, you'll crave it less and less.

    We always use organic cane sugar for baking, and maple syrup is a wonderful, natural sweetener that also complies with the eat local policy :)

  2. Roxanne12:54 p.m.

    Way to go on the loss!!!!

  3. @ Vanessa - I don't think I can give up coffee...that is my life line! Lol. We use organic cane sugar as well. I'm finding the biggest challenge is no vitamin water and no wine.

    @ Roxanne - thanks!

  4. Vitamin water has SUGAR in it?!? I thought it was just vitamins and water! :) I've never had it, though. One thing I find with water is that adding lemon makes me drink way more of it than I normally would. I do this when I get back from a run and need to rehydrate but am bored by water itself.

    If you need to sweeten stuff you may want to try agave syrup which has, apparently, a low glycemic index. I'm not sure how it works as far as yeast goes, but it is much better for controlling the blood sugar spikes which make you crave more sugar!

    I agree with Vanessa about it being addictive. When I stop eating sugar I crave it like mad for a few days but then I don't crave it at all after that.

    Hang in there. :)


  5. Vanessa2:46 p.m.

    @ Kat

    Oh don't worry, I wasn't suggesting that you give up coffee ... I was merely sharing my own experience.

    I love the smell of coffee so go ahead and make some for yourself :)

  6. Anonymous2:52 p.m.

    I have had yeast related problems for over 10 years now, tried everything, and you know what REALLY REALLY I swear to god works? Apple cider vinagre. Buy a douche kit(yes, I know) but not the one with summerfresh stuff in it, an empty one. When, and only when, you feel symptoms coming on, put 3 tbsp apple cider vinagre into 1000 mls water (just use one of the big yogurt containers as a measure), and when you shower in the morning, and just before bed, shoot 1000 mls up there. Just for 2 -3 days if you feel symptoms coming. If you have a full blown infection it will work too, but will take a week. I'm telling you, it's magical it works so well. I haven't used diflucan or a harsh chemically insert in YEARS.


  7. Apple CIder up the yeehoo..what next !

    Congrats on the loss. I am still in denial and struggling a bit right now. Not sure what my problem is. Anxious and frozen.

    You'll be svelte in no time !

  8. Roberta8:44 a.m.

    What an inspiration you are! Keep up the great work - hope to see you post another loss next week!

  9. Well, you are so inspiring lady. I read the whole blog with lot of interest. Your story is so motivated!! Thanks!!