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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The First Big Cheat

It's been awhile since I did an update on the Harcombe Diet. I decided today would be a good day to do it. Why you ask? Because today was the first day I cheated. Nobody is perfect (and personally, I'm blaming PMS).

I've been doing really well living the sugar-free, caffeine-free, non-processed lifestyle. I'm down about nine pounds (whoo hoo!) and my energy level is good. But today I woke up feeling tired and cranky. I attempted a morning run, but only made it about a mile. Work just made it all seem more dramatic. What really sounded good...what I really thought would cheer me up is a Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. So I let myself have a tall one. Sugar, caffeine, processed syrup--it had it all. And you know what? It really did make me feel better. After being mocha free for three weeks, it was an extra special treat.

It's all good. I had my cheat and now I'm back to behaving. Life needs a little treat now and then when you're feeling down in the dumps. I think with nine pounds down, I deserved a little splurge. Maybe I'll have another next nine pounds.

The nice thing about following the Harcombe way of life is that it's fairly easy to maintain. And the longer I go without processed foods and sugar, the less I want them in my body. Yes, I still crave sugar now and then. And it's hard to walk past the plate of brownies without taking one. But for the most part I feel like I'm doing such good things for my body. I'm treating it right (and seeing my pants get a little loser isn't so bad either).


  1. Congrats on shedding those LBs!!

  2. Hi there - well done! Keep up the great work and sounds like you've worked out such a healthy attitude to good food and the occasional treat already
    Very best wishes - Zoe Harcombe x

  3. A comment from Zoe Harcombe herself! Awesome! Zoe I read your entire book in 2 days. It all made so much sense to me (and fits right in with the classes I'm getting ready to take in Holistic Nutrition). I've been off caffeine and sugar for three weeks and feel great. Thanks so much for your book and knowledge!


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I am the owner of The Fit Life, LLC. The Fit Life, LLC offers fitness instruction and nutrition counseling in a holistic way. I focus on personal training using mainly your own body strength--very little equipment. I also hold a certification in holistic nutrition. Because nutrition counseling regulations are very strict in Ohio, I'm still working on what nutrition services I can provide to my clients; however, I'm happy to provide general nutrition information. I enjoy teaching TRX, Indoor Cycling, and Boot Camps.