Friday, August 8, 2008

Day 18 of Being Sugar Free

Whhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooo HOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! I am feeling great! I actually had to look at my calendar to see how long it has been. I am quite proud of myself, but best of all, I am starting to feel more confident and hopeful. I feel better in my own body. Oh, and did I mention that I have lost 9 lbs? The first few days were really difficult. I have gone though a series of emotions ranging from anxious to relief. Now, I am in a smooth pattern and that is do to the fact that I have organized my kitchen to support what I am trying to do. Before, everything was so crammed in my fridge (some scary, furry food was stuck in the back) and cabinets, that it was a huge hassle to get to what I needed. I did a big toss and only have food that will support my life goal. I dumped out items like corn syrup that I used to make homemade marshmallows last Christmas. I recycled an entire blue container with packaging that came from sugar foods that were still in my house. Even if the sugar was in the counter, I would still be okay because, the cravings are gone! THAT IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A few weeks back, I was like a caged animal if I did not have some form of chocolate in my house. Now I basically eat whatever I want except that it can't have sugar. No points needed at this point. I am sure that down the road, I will have to cut back and structure what I am eating. I have been eating "real foods" that are mainly organic. My next challenge is to make more of my favorite foods in a sugar free way.
I am feeling so good that got into my swim suit (not a pretty site at all at the moment) and went to a swim park with my daughter! That, my friends, is progress.


spunkysuzi said...

That is awesome!! It must have been very difficult. Sugar definitely messes up your body!

debbyweighsin said...

I am so excited for you, Joy! I can hardly believe you have gone 18 days without sugar. What an accomplishment. It must give you a great sense of power over your environment!