Welcome to YAAK Adventures


Live Richly, Live Free. Embrace All The Blessings From Our Creator and Marvel in His Creation.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

C'mon Battle Miss Belly Fat With Me!

Despite the fact that Halloween is over, Chocolate continues to haunt me. Thankfully, my friend, "Carrot Lady", named by Sock Fashion Expert, is praying for me. This gives me some measure of hope.
The other day when I opened the refrigerator, the pizza box, unprovoked, attacked me and hit me square in the head. This should have knocked some sense into me, but it only furthered my cravings for unhealthy calorie laden foes.
Miss Belly Fat knew she was in trouble when we stepped on the scale together and I
was 10lbs heavier than I had been at my swim this past summer. Add to that several inches on my waist (4-5 ballpark). Then something really scary happened. My friend, Nurse Happy Sunny Day, returned from Hawaii and I was cooersed into doing a sugar fast with her. Actually she said "I'm going to do a sugar fast when I get back from Hawaii". I said something like "o.k., I'll do it with you." I'm not sure what personality was posessing me at the time, but whoever it was, is still hiding behind that extra tire of fat for fear of the rest of my personalities ganging up on her.
All silliness aside, I'm starting a sugar fast. I'm also going to crack down on more exercise, more water, whole grains rather than white flours, etc.. Who is with me?!

Silence.............................................. Somebody sneezes. I know you're there. "Uhhhhh just surfing - see ya lady!" ................................... Come on - Somebody, anybody?! Aren't you concerned about all the Holiday foods just around the corner?! Need I remind you that we all tend to go a little carb happy these next two months?! More Deafening silence................................................. The guy on biggest loser says that the problem is we all celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas for weeks rather than just over one day. I suppose that didn't convince anybody either.

Well, ok, I haven't convinced the cynical side of myself either. But this one thing I do know - Miss Belly Fat will not win! She may have been winning recent battles, but she will not win the war! I'm pulling out all my secret weapons. I'm dawning something other than flip flops er army boots! I'm putting away my twinkies and taken out some veggies (for real). C'mon bloggies! We can do this!!

Accept the challenge. Today, together we can do something about all those bully Miss Belly Fat's out there. We're in this thing together! I don't know what you want to do, but commit to doing something healthier this month with me :-) Then we can pray for each other.


Becky said...

Cutting down on sugar can really help. It takes discipline, I will pray for you. I have found for myself that the healthier I eat the less I crave junk. As for weight loss, unfortunately, my tummy problem (which feels like a lap band) keeps me in check. I lost 15 lbs. after my bowel surgery last year and have only gained 2 lbs. back. I've never been able to stay this slim this long. And to think I prayed and asked the Lord to be skinny.

cmoursler said...

I cut out a lot of sugar by cutting down on my coffee consumption. I can take or leave candy....I should've been hooked up to a coffee IV the way I used to drink it. It's been one of the hardest things I have done, but when you cut out sugar, you cut out alot of empty calories. A sugar fast is a great idea. Good job on jumping on the weight gain at only ten pounds up. I wish i had.

baili said...

hi thanks for beautiful comment ,you have wonder full blog ,its full of life and energy i liked it decreasing sugar is one of the best idea for weight loss ,god bless you take care

Paula Rodriguez said...

decreasing sugar, eliminating sugar? All easier said than done. Having that warm cup of coffee in my hand honestly makes me want to have sweets. I've tried to switch to tea and honey... but there's something that is so soothing to hold a nice warm cup of coffee, followed by a pastry.

Sorry, we were talking about elminating sweets, weren't we?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm not a "sweets" person, although I like making them, but I have a "salt tooth", that's my weakness. However, I have had several "laffy taffy" attacks since all the candy has come into the house the past few weeks. I'm not sure I could give it up completely, but I know that we could work on healthier eating in our family. Btw, thanks for the sweet comments about my dad's birthday.

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

I am trying to eat healthier, at least I am having a battle with Miss Belly Fat too! I have some goals to eat healthy breakfasts, make healthier choices at meals, and drink mostly water. Also to do some exercise almost every day. We can do this!

Prairie Chick said...

I'm with ya. Sugar is not so much my problem, but too many carbs is my enemy. I am up to my eyeballs in a running program (finished Couch to 5 K now into week three of Gateway to 8 K and cross training with rowing every second day. Need to keep upping my water intake and I believe all will be well.