I just realized today is Day 10 of this journey. Ok, I know that’s really not any sort of huge milestone for just about anyone, but to me it seems like an accomplishment.That’s 10 days in a row I haven’t had any sort of sugary treat. 10 days I haven’t had a takeaway or ate a meal that probably could have fed 2 people. Sure, I haven’t been doing an hour of exercise every day. And, no, I haven’t been weighing and counting the calories of everything that passes by my lips, but I’ve been doing well.
I think cutting back on sugar and desserts has been a huge accomplishment. I’m a desserts person. I grew up always having some sort of dessert after dinner. In general, I feel like dinner isn’t complete unless I have something sweet at the end – even if I’m already absolutely stuffed. 10 days later, I don’t crave it anymore. I’ve had a nectarine or some pineapple slices after a couple meals, but I’ve really overcome that sugar addiction. (My doctor will be very impressed – and probably a little shocked!)
10 days in and sugar isn’t in control anymore. The bowl of mini Toblerones my boss brought into the office? They can just sit there and get eaten by everyone else. They don’t seem appealing anymore. I know if I ate them, they would probably taste too sweet, give me a headache, and cause an energy sugar-crash in about an hour. What’s the point?
All in all, I’m feeling good. Great, even. I don’t feel as bloated or weighed down. I’m sure my weight is basically the same as before I started and my clothes are all still fitting the same, but that’s ok. I want to FEEL better. Looks, weight and inches will all just be a welcome by-product. And I am feeling better. Lighter. Slightly more energetic and just less sluggish.
Hopefully I’ll keep on this track. Keep feeling better and better. Keep making healthier food choices and keep adding that little bit of exercise into my daily routine. I have a feeling it’ll lead me to wanting to work out, wanting to join a gym and wanting to take it to that next level.