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Back On The Wagon Again


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I am back on the wagon again, or is it off the wagon again? That saying always confuses me.  Well anyway, for the past few days I have been exercising and watching what I eat a lot more.  Thanks for everyone that emailed me encouraging words to as one person put it “get off my a** and start exercising.”  It went straight to the point – and now I am back, hopefully for at least another seven months.


After not exercising for almost two full months, I only gained back about 3.6 pounds.  Not bad.  Although I may not have exercised, I have still been eating fairly well. Every now and then I did cheat, but it was never big cheats with food.  I would have a little extra of one thing or another, but it was for non-sugary foods.  For instance, instead of having the two sugar free cookies as a snack I would have five or six.  If a non-diabetic or a newbie to this dieting reads that, they would think I was crazy, but as some of you know, since there is no sugar, the cookie is filled with a lot of other high-fat or high-cholesterol fillers.  So I am getting a lot of extra useless calories when you count it all up.


I was also good over the past week and it was especially hard with the dietary restrictions of Passover.  For those of you who do not know it, Passover is a Jewish holiday in which Jews remember the exodus of the Israelites and Moses out of Egypt.  One symbol of remembering this is to eat Matza, which is unleavened bread which they ate while on the run from the Pharaoh’s soldiers since they did not have time to let the bread rise.


Well anyway, there are whole lot of things that you cannot eat for this holiday.  A good thing is that you eat Matza instead of bread, which has a much lower sugar count.  However, matza is in everything, so by day four or five you are already sick of it.  There are very few sugar-free products made for the holiday.  Luckily, there is still the old favorite of Chicken and Salad, which has become a daily staple in my diet.  For the most part, you are not allowed rice (it rises) and everything costs twice the amount.  Well anyway, I was good since a lot of the good Jewish foods are either fried or just plain fatty.  Well I guess, the good foods, regardless of origin are usually the ones that are not good for you.  Mmmmmm . . . .  fatty.



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