Five half-marathons, four 5k races, three sprint triathlons, two 10k races, and one full marathon. All in one year, and all in memory of someone who never knew she was strong.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Breakfast: Yogurt, dry fiber ceral, coffee

Lunch: Salad, chicken, fruit, sparkling water

Afternoon Snack: Tootsie Pop and two Tootsie Rolls.  In my mouth and chewed up before I even had time to fight back.   What the $%#& is up with my monster sugar cravings? 

SIGH!  If it is sugary and sticks in your teeth, I will want to eat it.  Empty calories make me feel empty.


  1. I had a tootsie pop today too. :) If I start on chocolate it's the end of me.

  2. My weakness is Starburst jelly beans. But I have taken to putting lemon juice in my water to keep me a touch of sweetness.

    Plus, have you tried sugar free gum? Sometimes that helps me. Plus, I had one nutritionist tell me to try fruit. That didn't work for me but it may work for you.

    There is the other side of the coin though. A piece here and there will not kill your diet. Just don't go crazy. Personally, I like this option!

  3. I had a pretty good day, so I am not going to harp on the little bit of candy. My issue is more with my lack of control. When I quit smoking, I would eat literally pounds of Skittles at a time. I feel like sugar is still that one addiction that can attack at any time because I used it to replace another. The human brain is so strange.

    Julie- For some reason I can (mostly) leave the chocolate be if I have to. But that super sweet sticky stuff is ridiculous for me.

    And Christi- You are so right, it is just like your pound cake. You sometimes need to have a little of what you want so that you can go on with your healthy lifestyle. What I am happy about is that I am gaining the ability to just move on and go back to being on track instead of throwing in the towel for the whole day and eating an entire pizza. :) Baby steps.

  4. Yea, I'm no stranger to the sweet sticky stuff either. :) I love,love,love jelly beans (good ones and cheap ones!) and fruit slices. I try to reserve those fruit slices for road trips.