Okay, tough week here! Long story short, we moved. We moved quickly. And we moved ourselves. A little history here is required: Thirteen months ago I moved half way across the country, leaving my beautiful home with renters since I couldn't sell it, thanks to my street being full of foreclosures. I moved to THE most expensive area in the country so my husband could take his dream job. But not selling my house and crazy home prices here, left me being a renter. Ugh. The owners of our rental house decided at the end our twelve month lease that they are going to sell the house. So we moved. Quickly.
With all the hard work moving and barely having time to eat, I was positive I would have a good loss this week. I could just feel it! But alas Monday morning, I couldn't find my dagnabit scales. I was so upset that I actually called my husband (at his dream job) and started crying "I need those scales NOW!" I only realized I was overreacting a tad when he said "Amber, do I need to come home?" He's never said that, even when I was 9 months pregnant and miserable. I eventually found the dagnabit scales in a box labeled "TOYS", and I registered a loss of .5. Stupid, stupid scales. What do they know?! So I'm a little bitter this week, and tried and sore and bruised.
I did, however, read Ch. 2: One Critical Key of Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure. I am very thankful I took the 12 Week Live Coaching Class with Jorge, as I don't feel the book really gets across some very important points. The most important part of Ch. 2 for me was about sweeteners. Blue packets, pink packets, yellow packets. They aren't good for us. Some are known to cause cancer in animals (so why not in me too) while others are known to destroy the natural flora and fauna in your digestive system. And all are known to increase your desire for the sweet taste, instead of satiate it, like I thought it was doing.
NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BELLY FAT CURE. Period. If you are on the plan, but haven't given them up, you will never lose the taste for sweets. Period. And that is the One Critical Key to the Belly Fat Cure. If I were telling you this in person, I would put both hands on your shoulders and look you in the eyes and say it slowly (Then we'd hug, and laugh about how crazy I am about this diet!) So imagine me doing that, instead of yelling ;-)
I didn't know about this when I paid my Husband's hard earned money (from that dream job) to sign up for the class with Jorge. And to be 100% honest, I may not have done it if I had known he would ask us to give up diet sodas. During Class #1, I kept thinking "he just means regular soda, not diet, surely!" And then I thought "we can add it back later, after our gut has healed". But after a week without my good friend Coke Zero, I didn't even care anymore. Habit broken. And I was no casual Coke Zero drinker. This is the number most shocking factor of the diet to people who know me.
To summarize this post, in case you couldn't follow my rant: My life sucked this week, I lost .5lbs which makes me angry at my scales and artificial sweeteners are bad. But it will all be better, I will lose the last 10lbs and you will not miss artificial sweeteners if you go cold turkey. I promise, these things are true!