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!