A No-Sugar Report

So, today is Day 31 with NO sugar.  Me.  The sweet-tooth.

After my cranky first week, I leveled off, and things got easier.  I even baked this for my family and didn’t partake:

So, I thought I’d just report to you how my no-sugar journey was going.  As I shared with you a couple of weeks ago, the first few pounds came off quickly.  Since then, the number on the scales has fluctuated a little, but as of Day 30, I am still 10 pounds less than Day 1, which makes 20 pounds down for the year.  I think 10 pounds in the first month isn’t too shabby.

Just to clarify, I have had no sweets, no sugar and no artificial sweeteners for 31 days.  Have I eaten hidden sugars?  Probably a little.  We have been out to eat a couple of times, and we went to a pot luck at church, so in those situations, you never know exactly what you’re eating.  But for the most part, and at home, I’ve eaten nothing that I know of with sugar in it, even as a small ingredient.

I have found that sweets/sodas are much less tempting than they were in the beginning.  Black coffee is now my norm, and it’s not as bad as I thought it might be.  One of my friends shared THIS article with me, and it totally made sense.  I don’t want to break the chain!  Does this mean I’ll never eat sweets again?  Of course not.  It’s not about deprivation.  I have just found that I feel better when I’m not eating it, and I really don’t even miss it.  I’m on the quest to be a healthier me.  I keep telling myself that Skinny feels better than Sugar tastes!

I am still going for a morning walk each day.  I got the go-ahead from my doctor to resume jogging, so I have slowly been adding a little jogging back into my morning routine.  Very slowly, as I’ve never been a real runner.  Even when I was doing Couch to 5K and running for 3 miles strait, it was pretty slow.  In fact, my daughter can walk fast and keep up with my jogging pace – but hey, something is better than nothing!  I just remind myself that even walking is more healthy than just staying under the covers like I would otherwise be doing.  Plus, I’ve actually been enjoying this time I have in the mornings to just collect my thoughts and get ready for the day ahead.

So, that’s my update for the month.  Nothing too exciting or earth-shattering.  I’m just plugging along striving to make good choices!

~Mama Tutu

 

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3 Responses to A No-Sugar Report

  1. Amanda September 19, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Yay, you!!

  2. Glyniss September 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Whoo Hoo! I am so proud of you and have prayed almost every day for you. I am really not sticking to my eating plan very well and walking is only happening about three or four days per week so that makes me feel like a failure but I keep praying I will get back on track and stick to it! For over a year, I ate only 1500 calories a day and never thought about it but that has not been the case for the past six or eight months…

    • Laura September 21, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      Thank you so much for your prayers! They are working! :)

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