It’s update time here at Fearless Fat Loss, and while I don’t have a whole lot of personal progress to report, I do have some inspiration for you to read.
As far as my progress goes, I have dropped one more pound in the past week. My inches haven’t changed, and I do feel that I could have made more progress if I had maintained a better focus on my workout schedule.
My workout schedule (part of the Six Week Body Makeover plan) goal is to do a minimum of 30 minutes of paced walking 5 days a week and 2 sessions of resistance training (body sculpting exercises) each week. Last week I completed 3 sessions of 30 minutes each of paced walking and 2 sessions of resistance training. My goals for this week are to get back up to my regular schedule of 5 cardio and 2 sculpting.
Now here’s the inspiration that I have for you: please read this comment from Daphne on my post Sugar Addiction or Emotional Eating, Which Is It Really? Daphne commented about how she was given the professional advice to get off the sugar because it is an ingredient in the food she was eating that kept her going back for more. She got off of it, discovered that life was peaceful rather than boring, and she enjoys her sweets now in the form of fruit. She dropped 35 pounds and is training for her first 5K!
This is so inspiring to me, and at the same time, these are the same results that I experienced in my Ban the Refined Sugar Experiment (except for the part about the 5K 😉 ). Daphne has experienced the same things as I by getting off sugar: a release from cravings, peace of mind, and she solved her issues with overeating. Oh, and she did lose 35 pounds, which I’d say is a huge bonus!
I am so thankful for Daphne’s comment because it shows that I’m not just an odd duck with all of my talk about how wonderful it is to get off of sugar. I’m a human just like everyone else, and the thing is, the human body just isn’t built for refined sugar. The good thing about this is it means it’s not your fault that you can’t seem to stop eating. But, if you give yourself a chance and get off of the sugar and those other ingredients that keep you eating more and more (unhealthy fats, excess sodium, white flour, even dairy), you can also release yourself from the cycle of overeating, and maybe even start training for your own 5K! 🙂
If you want a structured plan that will help you get off the processed foods (which means you’ll get off refined sugar, unhealthy fats, white flour, and dairy) and lose weight, you can find the Six Week Body Makeover plan (this is what I use) in the eMiniMall below:
Weighing In With A Dose of Inspiration