After I read a post last week on Marcelle’s blog about aspartame, I decided to do a bit of research myself on the internet because I heard about the risks of using this before. After some reading I talked to R. about it and we decided to banish as much products that contain aspartame as possible.
After checking my supply closet I found out that we don’t use much of these products. Our soda is all diet so we’re replacing that by normal soda. We both don’t drink much of it, 1 glass a night, and I myself will start drinking more water and tea instead of soda. I threw away the sweetener I use in my yoghurt and replaced that with honey or “Roosvicee” (it’s a sirup without sugar and sweeteners). For breakfast I use low fat yoghurt without sweetener but for my “snack” I used low fat yoghurt or soft curd cheese which contains aspartame. I have replaced that with normal yoghurt and just eat less off it.
Although I hasn’t been proven completely that it’s bad for you, it also hasn’t proven it doesn’t do any harm so better safe than sorry. Besides I like non fat products better than those chemical low fat/non sugar products, I just have to eat/drink less of it.
I’m not feeling well today. I’ve had a dental surgery in July last year and ever since I have a blister on the spot where the stitches have been. Sometimes I don’t feel it but today I feel it a lot, I had to take two painkillers, one this morning and one in the afternoon, to get rid of the pain. It has to heal by itself the surgeon said but it’s been 6 months now. I’ll look how it goes the rest of the week and otherwise make a new appointment at my dentist. I getting quit bored with this.
Allthough I had pain in my mouth it was a happy day. Do you remember I bought two new dresses in November? The first one I wore at the Christmas lunch for the first time, the other one today. I had matching shoes which I bought earlier and I felt great in it, had a lot of compliments today. Of course I let K. make a picture of me this morning at work to share it with you.
This is me 2 years ago in Italy:
This is me today, 7K / 15.4 lbs less weight:
Beck’s Diet Solution:
Day 3: Sit down while you are eating
Before starting to read this chapter I thought this would be an easy one for me. I always sit down for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a table. But when I read it, it appears that I have to sit down at everything I eat. Hmmm I don’t always do that. For example, when I’m busy at work I usually eat my apple while I’m walking to a colleague to ask something (I’ve trained myself not to everything by email but walk a few times a day instead). I have to stop that. Yesterday afternoon I wanted to eat my pear, I didn’t really have time to sit down so I stood there holding the pear and wanted to start walking and eating when I realized: no you have to sit down. So I did and ate my pear, taking a short break.
I need to work on this one because eating standing sometimes are points you “forget” to count and it doesn’t give you the same satisfaction as sitting down and eat relaxed.
Day 4: Give yourself a compliment
This is a though one. I’m a person who usually is sarcastic about herself, about how I look, how I feel etc. And now I have to give myself a compliment for everything that goes well in my diet. F.e. for sitting down and eating, for not taking a pastry at a birthday at work, for reading my motivation cards etc.
I have to learn this so I put an alarm in my phone every day at 1 pm that I have to give myself a compliment and I have to write down every night the compliments I deserve. I have to do this till giving myself compliments goes naturally.
When I sat down after dinner today to write down the compliments I gave to myself I could only think of one and that was when I saw my legs reflected in the mirror this morning that I said to myself “wauw you’ve got great legs”. I need to work on this one.
Day 5: Eat slow and with attention
This is another one that needs work. I usually eat too fast so my brain hardly ever gets the message I’m full until it’s too late. I’m going to work on this one by putting down my cutlery a few times and wait a few seconds before taking another bite and drink something between bites. I know eating slow is good for you but I never put it really to practice, but tomorrow I will.
Yesterday I started the new Matt Roberts program and I liked this one very much.
Training exists of 4 circuits of 3 minutes high intensive cardio (80% max heart rate) followed by 4 weight exercises: 2 for the upper body and 2 for the lower body. The last circuit has abs exercises.
It took me an hour to complete it which is a perfect time for me to spend in the gym.
No training on Tuesday, rest day and no training today because of the pain in my mouth.
Yesterday I received the picture that was taken off me at my run on December 31th:
What’s for dinner:
Monday: mashed potatoes with carrots and onions. You might notice we eat this kind of food a lot on Monday and that’s correct. I can make it in advance because Monday is my workout in the gym after work and R. puts the stove on as soon as he is home so we can eat when I come home.
Yesterday some beef meat, potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Today fish with a roast-potatoe with some yoghurt-garlic sauce. No vegetables, I had a hugh salad for lunch so I did eat my veggies today.
The Ultimate Diet Log:
Research report: Compared to men who watch TV an hour or less per week, men who tuned in for 2 to 10 hours per week had a 66 percent greater diabetes risk. Men who watched 21 to 40 hours had twice the risk.
Nutrition shocker: The latest edition of “Joy of Cooking” contains the same brownie recipe as the original, but the new edition makes 16 brownies instead of 30, which means the portions are twice at large.
Wear a new dress and felt great in it.