Monday, December 5, 2016

The Sugar Journey Continues

I thought I'd give a brief update on how I'm doing with sugar. Saturday was a struggle. I wanted some cookies. I wanted the bowl of candy bars, and for a split second I almost caved and gave in. But I wasn't craving the taste (although I'll admit a gooey chocolate chip cookie sounds good right now).  What I wanted was

Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 7 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Day 7 - did I just type that? No, seriously - did I just go 7 days without sugar? Is this even real? I have tried for years and years and years to try to give up sugar.What was different this time?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 6 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

And here we are at Day 6. Today has been one of life's stress days - nothing major - just normal every day life. You know.. like being out of certain things that I didn't know we were out of.... dirty dishes, laundry, attitudes.. you know.. just the little life stressors that often sends me reaching for chocolate.

But the reality is, eating a snicker isn't going to magically put chicken breasts in my frig that I needed today. It's not going to fold all of the laundry, clean the floors, clean the kitchen, make lunch or anything else that I was stressing over. And that temporary moment of pleasure won't last. In fact, it creates a pattern that I've been struggling to get rid of. So, no I didn't eat the snickers or any other junk food. I wasn't hungry. I was stressed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 5 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Yes these cookies are STILL here. 
Day 5.. honestly.. I'm still a little in shock that I'm able to type that.  I've never gone 5 days without having some type of sugary sweet. I guess I should say I don't remember the last time that's happened. I'm sure at some point in my life that happened!

Today has been fairly easy. I am still finding myself reaching for things out of habit. I was reaching for a a candy cane which I hardly ever eat. I didn't eat it. I decided if I wanted peppermint I would make some tea. But by the time I got around to making tea, I forgot about it.

The 3pm time is still when I feel myself wanting something sweet. But I'm finding that

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Day 4 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Well, I didn't know what to expect on the other side of Day 3.. but I have to say... today was fairly easy. Other than some cravings after lunch after I had a greasy burger and fries (Five Guys), I wanted something sweet.

But really, I haven't really wanted anything sweet for the most part today. And my orange that I had at breakfast tasted amazing!

So far the differences that I'm noticing by Day 4

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 3 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Day 3 - the day I've never been able to get past because I've always caved. Today, at times, I came close to throwing in the towel. I don't think so much because the cravings were massively intense, but the stress level was very intense today. And because of that I wanted comfort - I wanted chocolate.

What I wanted was to get in the car and drive to Sweet Frog. It did cross my mind, but I didn't. I didn't eat the cookies, or the snickers either. And that Little Debbie oatmeal pie is still in the cabinet.

What I did do was take some deep breaths and reminded myself of the why. Why am I giving up sugar anyway? What's my own personal reason?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 2 Of Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Today started with me getting up and having just enough time to meet a friend for a 7 mile hike. My chest congestion is mainly gone. My legs aren't too happy, but I thought they'd survive.

I've been having a lot of join pain and swelling. I can barely open containers. Yes, that bothers me. And I honestly think it's possibly diet related. Time will tell. But my ankles haven't felt the greatest lately.

So breakfast was my usual yogurt.

Out on the trail I was hungry and had a Thunderbird Real Food bar. After the run, I struggled not to go get a hot chocolate from Sheetz. My mouth watered at the thought of the warm chocolaty goodness!

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