Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Links and Weigh-in

With the antibiotics kicking in, I've been staying quiet (other than going to work), drinking lots of water, and trying to keep a couple of nasty side effects at bay. Weight has gone up a pound but I know I haven't been as active as I should be. Come the weekend, my energy should be back to normal.

I have been thinking about triggers ever since Valentines Day when I had some gluten and lactose-free pizza. Looking back, I shouldn't have eaten any since it's triggered cravings for more. I really don't much eat bread or cheese anymore. Not very French of me, I know! A true insult to my heritage. My relatives think me crazy anyway for not wanting to set food into a bakery. I told them I have little control these days. Diane Carbonell at Fit to the Finish today posted some good  Tips for Managing Trigger Foods

A backslide can happen very very quickly. About 10 years or so ago, I was a size or two larger than I am now so an 18+. I began walking an hour a day and lost about 20lbs. I started lifting in the gym, using the machines and free weights with the guidance of a trainer and got down to a size 12. The regain back to the size 18 and plus-size didn't take too long at all. Less than four months. 

Backsliding is not an option for me. I know the health-risks if I regain. High blood pressure, diabetes and more await me if I go off the rails. 

To keep on the path to health, I choose when I can, and when I can afford to, to eat organic and local. I don't buy much processed food but did you know the maker of Oreos in the organic food business too? Lara Bars are owned by General Mills, the company promoting GMOs? How did I miss that? Corporations see there's money in this business so here a link to an infographic showing Corporate Takeovers in Organics


  1. Great job recognizing where you can slide and changing your plan as needed. A key to long term success:)

  2. I don't know how you live without eating Quebec Poutine!!!! ;) You recognize and you move on. You can do this. :)

  3. Nikki, your insights will improve and lengthen your life. And that is what it's all about!

    1. Amen Sister Gwen. Thanks for the kind words :)