My name is Mel. I have 2 kids, one 4yo and one 11 week old and a wonderful DH.
I made the decision yesterday that I have to give up sugar and send it out of my life, as I am totally addicted to the stuff! I'm like a junkie, it's all I think about all day. I'm influencing my perfect little daughter and i don't want her to be overweight when she is older. My husband is overweight too, so what chance does she have?
While i was last pregnant, my cholesterol went from normal to 9!! It should be around 2.5 so that's terrible. It's now 7.5, and the doctor wants to give me six months to lose weight and lower it, or it's drugs!
So here I am, wanting some guidance and a lot of support to get through this.
I have done every diet under the sun, and i know excactly how many grams of fat, carbs, calories, kj's, and points are in everything, but it doesn't help. The cravings are terrible. I just want to eat like a normal person again. So I've done really well today, and I'm just going to keep going...
Look foward to talking to all of you over the next few months.
"Sugar is, essentially, a legalized recreational drug that's socially acceptable to consume."