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Sunday, April 13, 2014


Okay, so truth time. I've got an addiction. It's an addiction I've been feeding for a few months now. I knew it was a problem when I'd sneak off to the shops and not tell hubby where I was going or what for.

You guessed it: SUGAR.

A nasty, white, processed, sweet drug.

Today is the first day in months that I haven't had any. I've been craving it madly all day. But I'm stronger than this. I can do this. (Little steps)

A few years ago I started on Dukan and it was amazing. I dropped the weight and got down to my almost goal.... enter crazy busy life.... back up to my starting weigh - SIGH. This has been my pattern for the past two years and I'm sick of it. HOW does one maintain? I haven't been successful so far and now I'm finding myself having to start again with the losing weight thing, but I'm terrified of the maintaining bit. HELP HELP HELP.

I do know this. When my life gets too busy, food planning and healthy eating gets really hard (it really does take time and energy to eat healthy) and eventually the sugar and grains creep back in, til I find myself eating cupcakes for breakfast after my sons birthday. ARGHHHHHHHH

Family: 2 kids, 1 husband, 1 cat.
Jobs: part time computer techie, part time sewing and running my own business, full time mum.

So here I start again, down this narrow path towards healthy living, hoping I will reach the end this time and find a way to stay there. Thanks for reading and any help you can give me on the maintaining issue, I'd appreciate.

See ya soon
Zealous Girl


  1. I am so with you... sugar is a nasty, nasty drug. Unfortunately I succumbed to it's evilness and found myself off the rails on Monday and Thursday. I mean seriously out of control off the rails.... but I am learning. This is going to take time but I am learning to face the music after falling off the rails and I know one day I will have it under control but it's very much a long road of trial and error.

    Keep us posted with your progress... nothing like hearing how someone else is dealing with the same fight.

    Take care,

    1. It's comforting to hear that I'm not the only one that falls off the rails. Love reading your blog :-)

  2. Hi,
    I just found your blog after coming across your photo on Pintrest.
    Im doing the Dukan diet as well, and Im looking everywhere for inspiration.
    Im also a mum, to three girls, Im married and work full-time.
    Id love to keep reading your posts, so make sure to come back often :)
    Good luck !! Keep going ! You look great in your After photo...