I made the mistake of buying several boxes of girl scout cookies (Samoas) and thinking that I could store them and only have a few at a time. I thought I could control myself and use them as a small treat within my diet. After all, one cookie is only 65 calories and 6g of added sugar. Over the course of this week, I ate 4 entire boxes of Samoas. I almost doubled the added sugar in my diet this week over last week. The only good thing is that they are now gone. I made up for the calories in my diet (though it was hard) and ended up at an average of 2,560 calories this week. I thought that would save my weight loss goals for the week as everything else was going well, but I ended up this week up 1.2 pounds at 277.5.
I found this chart on another blog when researching the impacts of sugar:
Source: Renaissance Periodization
I like how this chart ranks the different factors in your diet because it helps to put things in context. Consistency is the most important factor (up to 100%). Calorie balance is second at 50%. Where your calories come from (protein, fat, carbohydrates) is next at 30%. After that, a lot of other things have a small impact. This just looks at diet, but exercise, sleep, stress, and genetics all play their role as well. What all this means is that your journey is a very personal journey and will not likely look exactly like someone else’s journey.
For me, added sugar is an issue. I know it is an issue and I should have known better than to tempt myself.I really love Samoas.
I really love Samoas.
When I started, I also really loved soda. So far, I have managed to live without it for 162 days. I need to do the same with added sugars in other products.
I weighed in today at 277.5 pounds, up 1.1 pounds from last week and a total of 65.7 pounds (19.1% of my body weight). Here are all the additional details from my iHealth Core wireless scale:
|Category||Started At||Today||Total Change||Goal|
|Weight||343.2 lbs||277.5 lbs||-65.7 lbs||240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
|Lean Mass||216.2 lbs
|76%-82% of weight|
|Body Water||41.6%||48.3%||+6.7%||37%-63% of weight|
|Muscle Mass||201.0 lbs
|>35% of weight|
|DCI||3799 kcal||3194 kcal||-605 kcal||n/a|
|Bone Mass||10.3 lbs||9.7 lbs||-0.6 lbs||n/a|