Friday, May 31, 2013

A Few Quick Notes...Down With Sugar

As we get closer to summer I would like to share a few things. #1....I'm getting stronger still, which is always a good thing.  I'm up to 345 lbs on my deadlift (4x) after starting at 135 lbs. last May.  #2...sugars kill me, and if I stay away from them, I'm fine.  When I indulge, it leads to other bad decisions...that's the way I am.  At some point, I'm going to have to make a long term decision on what I will and will not stick to from a diet standpoint.  I eliminated alcohol a few years ago, and my success skyrocketed.  I've been hovering around the 189-193 lb range and have had muscle gain, but I'm ready to really dig deep and see what I am capable of achieving.  I plan on checking back in at the end of July to give you some updated photos.  I think you'll notice muscle gain for sure, but I'm still struggling with a cleaner diet.  I embraced the idea of "anything goes", and I think it's a great concept.  The problem is, anything should not be in my vocabulary if I want to continue to have long term success.  Alcohol I don't miss.  Hopefully, my next post will state that I don't miss sugars.  I'll keep you posted.....but remember, this journey started when I validated my insulin issues at the doctor.  Sometimes, starting a new job, working hard and progressing your career causes you to lose focus. Why would I continue to put things in my body that are causing it harm long term, just for a few seconds of instant gratification?  I'm not saying I'm never going to enjoy foods, it's going to be difficult for me to stay on track if I allow certain foods to remain in my life.  It starts now, alcohol has been gone....sugar, you're next....I have to remember what led me here in the first place.


  1. Hey there!

    I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me please? Thanks!!

    Melanie : )

    1. Hey Melanie, sorry about the late response, my email is