Get Fit Mummy – The Problem with Sugar!

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It’s Wednesday again. Time for a Get Fit Mummy Update, some thoughts and my weekly goals.

I wanted to thank those of you who linked up last week. I really enjoyed reading your posts and hopefully we can carry on motivating each other, and working hard to get where we want to be.

I have a little problem. It begins with S…

I have a little problem with sugar!


I am not a sweet eater, I don’t eat sweets or candy, although I do like a bit of chocolate now and then. I don’t eat cakes often, I tend to prefer savoury foods, but I do like sugar in my tea, coffee, on my cereal, and I drink a lot of sugary juice, I have just worked out. Sugar is one of my enemies, I have decided, and I know that when I have cut back or cut it out, before I feel much better, physically, and oddly enough mentally, so this week, I am starting to make an effort to reduce and cut out sugar in my hot drinks, and also in the juice and drinks I have. (I don’t like artificial sweetener, I would rather go without than add those) I am hoping to try and find alternatives to when I feel like I need something sweet. Processed sugar is not good for us in anything other than a small amount, we all know that, I just need to be tough and curb my cravings. When I count up calories from the sugar that has sneaked into my diet, I am shocked. I would love to hear what other people struggle with in terms of cravings and sweet tooth problems or other areas that sneak in and add to our calorie count, under the radar.

So, this week I have lost 1lb. I wanted to aim for 2lb, but am happy with a slow, steady loss, so 1lb is fine.  I managed to fit in one swimming session and one walk/jog session. My knee and ankle are protesting at the routine of exercise being introduced, so I have a physiotherapy session booked next week, to get refitted for a support brace for both. (Knee and ankle ligament injury from last year)

Cutting back on sugar, and doing two days a week of 5:2 fasting, I am hoping will bring me to a 2lb weight loss for next week, and I plan to add another jog/run session, so I will be swimming once a week, and then two brisk attempts to jog.

So that’s my brief update. If you would like to link up, grab the button, add your post and spread the word. I will check in, and read all posts and share them, if you want me to, so we can all support and cheer each other on.

Have a great week.

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4 comments on “Get Fit Mummy – The Problem with Sugar!
  1. AtoZ Mummy says:

    Well done on your 1lb loss 🙂 I have decided that sugar is the devil! Did you watch the programme on C4 the other night? Think it was Dispatches! I haven’t eaten sugar (apart from a few pieces of fruit) for 2 and a half weeks and I am feeling awesome 🙂 Will be writing a post tonight to link up tomorrow x

  2. Jaime Oliver says:

    well done honey a loss is still a loss!! i need to access my sugar levels too!! in fact i drink a lot of sugar! x
    Jaime Oliver recently posted…My Weight Loss Journey – Putting My Best Foot Forward

  3. Well done on the loss 🙂 I’m a bit fixated with sugar – especially in coffee so feel your pain! Have linked up but will add your badge tomorrow 🙂 thanks for hosting x
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  4. Cheryl says:

    My sister gave up sugar about 18 months ago I think. The reason she did it was a bit bizarre. She’s terrified of the dentists and thought she might have another cavity so she started reading up on whether you can heal your teeth and as a result decided to cut out processed sugar. At first it was total, she didn’t eat sweet fruit or anything, but now she does eat fruit and has treats once in a while. The effect has been that:
    a) she lost all her baby weight very quickly and she’s now getting to be a very slim and fast runner
    b) she says that her taste palette has changed and is much more sensitive. She says mushrooms taste sweet, for example.
    c) she knows sugar is definitely an addiction we have as sugar in so many of our foods, going cold turkey is hard. The first week was dreadful giving up, but after that it got easier and easier. Now she doesn’t think about it. It’s true that even ‘natural’ foods, like fruit juice, are in a way unnatural, because it takes so many oranges to make a glass. Historically we would have just eaten an orange or two and been full I imagine.
    By the way, I have no idea if cutting sugar has healed her tooth decay, or if she even needed a filling in the first place, but she hasn’t had one recently and it goes to show that fear can sometimes make us do quite impressive things!

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