28. October 2009 18:56
Something I don't include on my blog that I just "assumed" people would know is that sugar-free gum is considered a "free food." I'm going to admit, I chew A LOT of it! In fact, just recently I bought it in bulk at Costco because I chew so much.
I can remember holding my breath as a student when teachers would work 1:1 with me in the mornings. Their coffee breath was atrocious. On several occasions I would tell myself that if/when I became a teacher I would be aware of my sour breath. I don't always include it on my blog because I forget to add it but I always have a cup of coffee during the work week with 4 Pure Via sugar packets and 1 tsp. of fat-free vanilla creamer (which is about 10 calories). As soon as I get to school I pop a piece of sugar-free mint gum in my mouth. It makes me laugh but there's no way I'm going to torture my own students with foul breath - if I can help it!
After lunch there's no denying I have a craving for something sweet. I don't know if that's some kind of unconscious habitual thing from when I was a kid and my mom packed me a dessert for lunch - or if I truly just want something sugary??? Point being, every day after lunch to avoid eating something chocolatey I pop in a piece of sugar-free fruity gum.
This trick also works if you're at a party and you don't want to snack on the appetizers. Chewing on the gum gives you something to do with your mouth still.
Weight - 119.4 lbs.
Exercise - 40 mins. Tae-Bo Billy Blanks DVD
1 1/2 pieces of whole wheat toast dipped in cinnamon and 1/4 cup break-free egg and put on the skillet
1/4 cup sugar-free syrup
Coffee w/ 1 tsp. fat-free creamer
Steamable Brussel Sprouts
JC chicken salad with five crackers and applesauce
2 oz. whole wheat pasta
1/2 cup Healthy Choice Marinara
2 oz. Laura's Lean Beef
Salad (mixed greens, croutons, green pepper)
2 tbsp. light ranch
JC Cookies N' Cream Cheesecake (about the same as a 100 calorie pack)