Ok, not really but I am trying! I am on day 5 of no dessert or candy. I have been trying to have more protein instead. The scale has moved down a pound but I also got better sleep. I can not express enough how valuable sleep is to your body, especially as you age. It blows my mind and it also reflects on the scale.
I am feeling clearer this morning too, it could be psychological but here it is. Of course I have been immersing myself in articles about how bad sugar is and how to break this habit. One of the things they talk about is how their skin looks so much better without it, so I am looking forward to letting you know if that is true.
Whenever I change stuff or make a change like this I rant and rave so sorry for the repetitive posts. So today is day four of cutting back on sugar in the form of desserts. I am 47 years old and I have eaten dessert and or candy every day probably for my entire life, so this is the longest stretch I have gone! Last night and today I was experiencing really bad head pain and body aches. I am amazed that I’d say the head pain is almost worse than when I stopped drinking coffee. With that said I have a very strange thing I have noticed. I am only 4 days free of this and .6 lbs. down which is minuscule but I feel oddly trimmer, maybe less bloated? But I def do not feel as fat, and I don’t know how that is possible being only 4 days. I will keep you posted if I notice any differences.
So for the probably the first time in my life I have cut out dessert. I have been trying to eat healthier and watch calories as well. But the real biggie for me is the sugar. I am still having fruit and I have a shakeology shake for lunch that is sweet. But I am not have cookies, candy, or cake, etc. I am on day four of this. Last night I had a massive headache and felt shaky. So like usual when I make a change l like this I start to analyze it. The good or the bad, etc. First I want to say I feel more alert today, but I also feel less bloated. I haven’t lost much since I have been eating better, but its only been 4 days. I have literally seen the scale reduce .2 lbs. each day. So in the past when I have tried to lose weight I cut calories but still have dessert. This is further proof that a calorie isn’t just a calorie! I am down .6 lbs. in the past 4 days. I am not doing anything different in terms of calorie cutting and weight loss other cutting out the dessert. I also want to note that in the past when I have started a weight loss plan it takes me weeks to find a “balance” to see the scale move DOWN. I am not kidding with this. I’d have to adjust and change things and it would still be a delicate process that would bust easily! I’d start going down to jump up two pounds. I am curious how this will work with cutting out dessert. I am excited to see this through.
I also want to note I watched some videos about this stuff and I come to wonder if sugar is so incredibly addictive and bad for you that its actually not worth the whole, we should do things in moderation concept? I always used to think I should be able to enjoy cookies or ice cream and eat healthy. What if its just such a horrible chemical compound that wrecks your system? What if this product made it so you slowly gained weight, wanted more and so that it would hinder potential weight loss? I don’t know if that is the case but I have been needing to lose 20 lbs. for the past 4 years and its been difficult. I love that I blame being 47 but what about the crap I put in my mouth?
Day 2 of no dessert! No kidding this might be the first time in like a decade or more that I have not had dessert. I have always eaten dessert throughout the day or after dinner. My goal is to go 60 days and see how I feel! I am on day two and proud of myself. I am feeling super depressed though but that is due to other stuff.
Today I also started to eat less carbs. I did pretty well. I am uncertain what someone has for breakfast if there are no eggs? What is high protein and low or no carbs that you can eat for breakfast?
A friend told me you won’t start seeing the pay off of no sugar until at least day 45. I think its interesting and will try this out. I am eager to see if I can lose weight more easily because in the past it was stubborn and slow. Wonder if maybe sugar causes the perfect storm in your body to disrupt your hormones.
I also wonder if it builds over time and takes a long time to change from not eating it. Like when you first start eating it you don’t see weight gain and you can even keep it in your diet while you lose weight but as you get older does it build something up in your system that causes weight to not come off.
Weight loss tends to be slow and labored for me. I am definitely not one for fad diets. I always believe that consistency and slow is the way. But I have been in such a funk. Changing jobs is never great. I have been slowly coming out of it with spring cleaning and changes in my life. But I want to be fit and trim. I am almost back at 160 lbs. I am still 25 lbs away from my goal. I am tired of letting stress control me. Between eating crappy foods to biting my nails. I need to get off the train of letting stress control my life and take control of it for myself. I don’t need the kid to be out of school. I I just need to balance my life so that I care for myself. I have a space for step. I plan to do my step and walking to get back on track. I have been feeling like the thing that slows me down the most is the whole a calorie isn’t just a calorie. I think its the sugar intake. I am going to make attempts to remove dessert and also reduce carb intake. Starting tomorrow I am going for this. I was thinking about trying low carb meals. And trying to fast longer. So here it goes. Why not right? I read amazing things about sugar reduction improving skin too! I want that. And you know what my kid laughed at me when I said I was ditching sugar. LOL. I want to make this attempt. At least for 30 days to see what I think. I am also trying to work out for 3 days a week with one day of good stretching.
Here we go…