Once in awhile you come to a bump in the road that you just can’t get over. For me it was a combination of weight loss and lack of energy. So I got on the computer and started doing a little research and the more I read the more I realized that sugar was the culprit. I didn’t like that answer so I kept searching for an alternative and it kept coming up sugar. FINE! It’s sugar, now what? “Well,” I told myself “you gotta stop eating it. Wha? You heard me. You gotta stop eating sugar! But, But…..I love sugar!” That’s pretty much the conversation I had with myself once I realized my problem.
So on the night of September 21, 2011 I decided to just give up “added” sugar from my diet. Yup, just like that. I was so determined and ready to do this that I barely slept that night. In fact I couldn’t wait to get up and start NOT eating sugar. How twisted is that?
The true test of my endurance would come 3 days later when my daughter had her birthday party. Did I cave? Nope. I didn’t eat one slice of the homemade strawberry cake with strawberry icing with chocolate ganache dripping down over it. Nope, not one lick! I KNOW! Yay, me!
So here’s what’s going down thus far. I’m on day 12 and have lost a total of 3.5lbs. YES!!! I didn’t even work out that first week because I did get a headache for two days because of my body rebelling against me and my energy was really low. BUT I kicked it into high gear the next week and I’m feeling great now. I have clearer thinking, I’m losing weight effortlessly and I don’t have cravings at all. I really feel like I can do this. It feels so good to take control of my health.
I’m keeping a food, mood, and weight diary of my journey. I’m thinking about putting it into a word doc. for those of you who might be interested in trying this. What do you think?
If you’re curious now, I suggest you simply put in a search for “Cutting sugar from your diet” and you’ll probably get all the info that I got when I was researching this.
Now those of you that know me know that I love me some sweet stuff and so if you’re saying that YOU can’t do this, look at who you’re talking to. If I can do this anyone can!
Let me know your thoughts my friends!