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Going Sugar-Free

Hiya, Disney-hipsters and Donna supporters,

Day 2 here I come.  I faced the music this morning and stepped on the scale for the first time in many months.  Woo!  Talk about shock.  I’ve heard it said that the truth hurts.  I believe it!  However, I need a baseline to begin from.  I won’t step on the scale for another month.  My changes are not so much about the scale, as about how I feel.

Today’s change is going sugar-free.  I am blessed to have a support program through my insurance.  It’s a Mayo Clinic program under the umbrella of Portico Benefit Services.  I have signed up for a 2014 Wellness Activity.  It is appropriately titled “Break a Habit: Go Sugar-Free.”  Here’s what they say about it: “Eliminate foods with more than a tiny amount of added sugar–desserts, condiments, sweetened drinks, etc.  If you want something sweet, eat fresh fruit.  WHY?  Refined sugar has calories but no nutritional value.  Yet it’s increasingly part of the American diet and a contributor to the increase in obesity.”

Really?  In my mind it’s the largest level in the food pyramid.  🙂  Just kidding, but it truly is my biggest addition.

Here’s the plan:

  1. I will go sugar-free today.
  2. I will go sugar-free for one week.
  3. I will go sugar-free for four more weeks.

Hopefully by then, it will be out of my system.  then I’ll choose another Habit to make or break.  Help me Jesus!

See you at the Kingdom.


Donna’s Destination Disney–A New Beginning

I’m Donna and I have a delicious goal.  I want to work to be healthier and in better shape for my trip to Disney World in October 2015. There.  I’ve said it.  It’s down in black and white.

I LOVE Disney World.  I become a little girl again, and it is such a blessing to share this experience with my family.  There are 6 of us…until the grand-babies start to come along.  🙂 My husband Mike, my son Jake and his wife Eliza, my daughter Emi and her husband James, and me.

“You’ve got tons of time,” you think.  But here’s is my dilemma.  I am 58 years old and morbidly obese.  If,  I can’t turn myself around, then I will not be able to walk enough to truly enjoy the parks.  I do not currently have the mobility, nor the flexibility, to become that Disney child again.

So here is my plan.  I want to do one thing every day for the next 14 months to get ready for Disney World in October 2015.   Today is Day 1, and I am starting this blog.

Can I do it?  We’ll see.  Maybe, by the grace of God and with some hard work every day, I can revel in each minute of our Disney vacation.

Thanks for reading.  Meet you at the Kingdom.