Thursday, August 20, 2009
I really, really want a yummy, sugary treat tonight. I miss sugar. But, I am still at it. I have so much more energy and, not to get to descriptive here, but my digestive system is much happier. I really haven't lost any weight which is disappointing but hopefully that will come. I have started to phase in sugar once or twice a week. I want to live like this forever more and I worry that once September comes I will quickly go back to my old habits. If I can have dessert twice a week, the hard days will be easier because I know something yummy is coming. I have already planned a yummy lemon cake for Sunday dinner. Can't wait.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am still at it. We took a long weekend in Massachusetts and I ate cake at my nephew's graduation party and an ice cream sundae the following day but now I am back and doing well. Melissa asked what sugar counts. I try to stay away from anything that has sugar or a form of sugar in the first two ingredients. It is tough. One of my favorite cereals is frosted mini-wheats and although it is low in sugar, sugar is the 2nd ingredient. The worst I think is over and I getting use to not snacking on sugary things during the day. Totally worth it. Since I cheated a bit in Massachusetts I am extending the challenge until Labor-Day weekend.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I am still at it. It has been tougher that last two days but I still feel strong and in control. The withdrawal from the boost that chocolate gives me has made me really grumpy but I know that will go away. I keep reminding myself that it will be worth it and in just a couple of weeks the cravings will lessen and I get have more energy. I can't wait!!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Today was tougher. I also fasted, so by dinner time I was starving and when I am starving I want cookies or something chocolate. Instead I made a yummy dinner and stuck to the challenge. I am still trying to find snacks that are healthy and sugar free. (I am also staying away from artificial sweeteners for at least the first 2 weeks.) Hopefully I won't cancel out any of the benefits by filling up on potato chips.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have made it so far. I have a headache tonight but that is porbably my body saying "show me the sugar!" My mantra for the month: "I am strong, I am powerful, I can resist the sugar temptation." I said it about 15 times today. It is going to be so great when these cravings go away.