I’m a bit of an addict.

Yesterday my fitbit flashed a message to let me know it needed to be charged. Thank the Lord I was sitting down working when it almost went dead because y’all know the overwhelming sense of dread you feel if your fitbit goes dead and you don’t get an accurate step count. Oh, the horror!

steps

That’s just not possible, sir.

Anywho, I charged the old girl up while I was working and the second I got up, I put her back on. She did the usual thing she does after I charge her, she flashed me a quick message. I barely caught it but when I read it….

fitbit message

Bitch called me a step geek!

WHAT? As opposed to a regular geek? Is this a bad thing? Ms. Fitbit thing continues to surprise and amuse me.

Anyway, I’ll be the first to admit I have gotten a little obsessed with getting all my steps in lately. I may have mentioned that I increased my step goal to 15,000. What I haven’t really mentioned is why.

It’s the 5-10 pounds that came on board last year and that I haven’t been able to get rid of no matter what I do.

eat all the things

This is me….ALL the time!

I could work out til I’m blue in the face. I could run all the miles, lift all the weights, swim all the laps, and bike all the bikes? The reality is, if I keep eating ALL the food, those 5-10 pounds that are hanging on for dear life are going to be permanent.

Yesterday I was reading about a new study that determined people who perform moderate exercise daily burn an average 200 calories more per day than sedentary people. But the study also determined that people who exercise vigorously, even more than the moderate exerciser, don’t really burn many more calories because the body adapts to higher levels of activity!

So it all boils down to diet. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t eat a totally unhealthy diet. In fact, some people might think I eat really healthy and for the most part I do but I also engage in quite a few sweets and treats and I’m really bad at counting calories because God bless it, I’m always hungry! Always.  Sometimes I wish it was a tape worm so I’d really have an excuse but it’s just me, glutton girl.

food

I’m addicted to the good stuff and by good stuff I mean chocolate, sugar and salt!

Here’s the challenge. I’m addicted to Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty’s which I put ‘tons’ of reeses mini peanut butter cups in and I’m addicted to biscoff spread which I melt and dip my apples in….daily! I also tend to pig out on baked lays bbq chips throughout the week.  I need to break my addiction to these 3 things.

food, food, more food

Now seeing as how, I’m not all that creative when it comes to food and cooking, do you have any suggestions?

What can I substitute my frostys, biscoff and chips for that still tastes good and isn’t loaded with calories or my beloved sugar? Suggestions please…..

8 thoughts on “I’m a bit of an addict.

  1. damn. i feel your pain. sugar. sweet. sweet. sugar.

    they sayin it’s toxic now. sigh.
    http://time.com/4087775/sugar-is-definitely-toxic-a-new-study-says/

    soooooooo….i’ve cut back dramatically since the ‘good’ole days. And you know what?….. the jury is right. that shit IS bad for you. I stopped with gummies, chocolates, and desserts, 2 years ago….and i kid you not, it made a HUGE difference in my overall health and fitness. Mind you, i ate candy throughout the day, and especially at night after dinner. I cut it out. and I lost a mere 5 lbs, BUT my muscle mass increased dramatically….it was the weirdest thing….I somehow acquired the highly coveted six pack. seriously. it was freaking weird….I think it was simply the fat layer, that was chillin over my 20 plus years of running body, perhaps fatlayer decided to split if i didn’t feed it sugar.

    That coupled with a yoga membership, and the compulsion to keep the abs around have kept the sugar cravings at bay….Mind you, i do indulge when the mood strikes me, but once you cut it out, you won’t miss it as much. Ima habit gal.

    as far as substitutions, i reach for fruit. fruit. fruit. any tyoe, fresh, dried, no matter. fruit has so much sugar in it. it usually does the trick.

    i reckon you gotta make changes now. right?. life too short. every year that goes by our metabolism slows 2%?. my friends indulge and claim “life too short”….and my response is EXACTLY! sugar is not what makes life sweet. the ability to run and feel strong doing it, is soooooooo much sweeter. IMO.

    • Your 100% right. I wish the evil sugar would just go away but ultimately I know it’s up to me to give it up. I’ve done it before, I just need to get in the right frame of mind…and I will. Sooner than later 🙂

  2. Try limiting your treats to one time per day instead of whenever you feel like it. For me that is after dinner. It is pretty easy to stick to my healthy eating while I’m at work. And I know I can have something every day as my reward. No sugar all day is easier to handle when I know I have some coming at night. And by limiting it to once per day, you are actually reducing the overall amount you eat.

    • This might actually be the way to go for me as well. I always do better when I reward myself for being good all day. It’s just the being good all day part I’m having a tough time with 😉

  3. Substitute biscoff with almond or sunflower seed butter? Cookie batter butter from Trader Joe’s? 🙂

    I generally just don’t buy the sweets for the house. I’ll eat them all.

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