Yesterday I returned to logging calories. So this is interesting to me. Apparently I have been eating more sugar because last night I was craving alcohol even though I haven’t been drinking but 1 day every week or two. The way that my body reacts when I do these changes and the correlation with alcohol is fascinating! So perhaps my craving for alcohol is tied to a craving of sugar more than being buzzed? You realize how much your diet lapses and how quickly.
I was not perfect yesterday but I did record and ate ok for most of the day. I had a couple of extra things but this is the step in the right direction. I am proud of myself for making these changes.
- record food
- drink 5 glasses of water
- eat veggies
Weighed in the morning at: 156.4 lbs.
Short term goal: 150 lbs.
Long term goal: 140 lbs.
I cut back on having drinks but maybe once a week. Here is the part that’s weird, the less drinks I have the less I want to drink. I had two drinks last night and I they were ok but I am just not feeling it. It’s interesting that when I first started this was such a big deal for me and hard to fight off the want for drinks! I’ve really cut back on sugar and I feel great about it.
I started reading this book called Get Off Your Sugar, its very interesting. I have not finished it yet. When I started eating healthier as of June 27, I have noticed my sugar intake is usually 12 grams under the goal. I didn’t intentionally do this. I just knew I had to cut out the desserts made with flour and limit junk. I do still eat fruit though, bananas, strawberries, blueberries and grapes. There is so much hidden sugar in our food. I have also limited eating cheese, though sometimes I have cream in a coffee. At home I try to stick with nut milk. I never drank soda. My biggest culprit of sugar is probably if I have drinks. That could of also been why I was craving drinks the first two weeks I started eating better. The sugar in the alcohol. I was thinking it was weird I was craving it so much and wonder if I was addicted drinking. Now that I am thinking about it though….it might have been tied to the sugar aspect. Because I did eat a lot of sugar before.
I recommend this book. I believe it uses kind of a keto / vegan approach. I wouldn’t say I follow that exactly but its important to read why sugar is so bad and how it impacts you. Maybe get some ideas to push for change.
Yesterday I had ice cream for “dinner.” Every once in a while I just want to have it so I did. I had peanut butter oreo with chocolate sprinkles. Today I woke up grumpy and my back hurts. Should I blame the ice cream? YES. Okay maybe its not that but it seems weird when I have been limiting my sugar intake to feel so crappy today. I am not going to lie it was delicious.
My weigh in for today 167.6. I am so proud of myself I know it takes time. Weighing daily has that draw back of why aren’t the results coming faster but its important to keep this in mind when you get like me, antsy and unrealistic expectations. I am down 6.4 pounds in a little over one month. I could be up 6.4 lbs instead that would bring me to, 180.4 lbs! Another key factor to keep in mind is yes its a slow and subtle journey but it needs to be because if we could do it over night we would not learn from that. Honestly, this is something I have to remind myself often. I lose a a pound on the scale I am on top of the world and think its going to melt off, then as the days tick by I realize and I start wondering why I weigh daily!
Do you think my small ice creamy yesterday is making me feel hungover today?