Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Construction sucks!

I know, kind of a vulgar post title, but it does. I'm in sales, and almost 100% of my sales are made over the phone in a business to business aspect. So, this morning, the construction crew that is widening the road in front of my place of employment decided to dig up a phone line. So now like a 10 mile radius of said area is out of phones. So what is a person whose job is to be on the phone to do when there are no phones? Boy it's going to be a long day!

So this morning I see 150 on the scale again, which is great! I had been up, and been seeing the upper 151's and lower 152's. Which was getting darn close to my set "threshold" weight, which was 153. Even nearing that number scares me, so back in check.

I've been trying this Abs Diet thing. I'm not really following their meal plan, but more trying to incorporate their "clean" eating style. They have 12 power foods, and I'm making sure I'm eating those.

The most surprising aspect of the Abs Diet book is they tell you to avoid any food with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in it, and also any hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in them. Now when I read this part, and how bad they were for me, I was like "I've been on Weight Watchers for 8 months, how bad can I really be eating?" The answer to that question was surprising. Almost everything I was eating had either one or both of them in it. It was crazy.

So the last two days I've been trying to avoid them both, I went shopping and bought what I could find without them, and there is plenty, you just have to look. Do yourself a favor (and me a favor) and google them both and see what you come up with. After reading through it, tell me your not bothered by it.

So far I see some differences (it seriously just could be mental at this point). I don't feel as hungry, and I have virtually no cravings. I mean none. I can't think of anything particular I want right now. Of course as it is approaching lunch time, I'm thinking about that sandwich I have in the fridge!

But seriously, DEVIL INGREDIENTS: HFCS and hydrogenated oils....stay away from them

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy day!


CaRoLyN said...

Hmm I'm going to have to give this book a read!! Sounds interesting!
Sounds like you are doing great though, keep it up!!

Kathy said...

I've read a lot about the "addictive" quality of HFCS and the fact that it is added to so many foods is not an accident but a clever ploy of the food manufacturers to keep us eating those products in larger quantities. A lot of experts agree it may be a large part of the reason for the higher incidence of diabetes.

Amanda said...

I totally agree about the HFCS. I gave it up completely a little while back and I felt so great when I did. I went back to ketchup, but other than that I really try to keep it out of my diet and "eat clean". It's amazing what it does to you. And it's in almost all fat free salad dressings. How is that for a coincidence?