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Day 10 – No Sugar

Yep!…. I thought that picture might get your attention. Day 10 & I wanted to share a short statement & picture I found from another blogger……. I couldn’t say it any better than this! Plus my friend Jacquie Kerzman said all my pretty pictures are making her crave sugar…. so I decided to change it up a bit. This ones for you lady!

“Please understand that feeding this garbage to your children is only killing them slowly. Aspartame is poisonous and white sugar actually breaks down in the body like cocaine. It is literally a drug. It gives no life and no sustenance, just a high, followed by a deep crash. Artificial coloring and dyes have long term effects like rendering the liver and kidney inept. EAT REAL FOOD! This means that if it doesn’t grow on a tree, vine, from the sea floor, or have seeds, it is NOT food. If you cannot readily identify the ingredients on the labels, this may not be the best thing to feed your children or yourself.” You can visit the original article here: http://veganwasted.blogspot.com/2012_06_01_archive.html

 

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So why am I doing the happy dance you ask?!…… I am excited to report that I have lost 11 lbs in 10 days. I wish I had some before & after pictures for you but I did not think this would be so drastic. So, you’re gonna have to take my word for it.

It was not my intention to lose weight on this journey.  I only wanted to be healthier. My beginning weight was 137 & I am now 126. I have not done any exercise in the last 11 days. I wanted to know for sure how the sugar free diet would affect my body.

Typically my abdomen is very swollen even with good diet & exercise. I used to get so mad because no matter how many crunches I did you couldn’t see my abs.  Over the past few days i have noticed my tummy is completely flat! How exciting for me! I didn’t realize how much sugar affects my body. Amazing how it’s killing me slowly & keeping me from so many goals.

 

The lethargy is leaving along with the brain fog in the afternoon & getting up in the morning is much easier. If I feel this good on day 10 I can only imagine how good day 30 will be. It’s amazing how we will eat what we want for 5 minutes of pleasure even though we are going to incur a lifetime of pain.

 

No Sugar for 30 Days

I’m going on a NO SUGAR journey for the next 30 days!  I will be posting here on my blog to keep you updated on my experiences, pros & cons of the sugar free experience. Plus I want accountability & what better way than to know the whole world is watching!

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On the weekends I tend to eat things I shouldn’t & drink things I shouldn’t if I am  really trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. This past weekend I did something I never do…… I went on a sweet eating finale! I am not even sure why?! It started with a cinnamon bun cake, then came cheese cake & I topped it off with a side of Key Lime Pie! YIKES! What was I thinking? Oh that’s right I WASN’T and I had to pay the price! I did not want to get out of bed or work out the past two mornings at all! I pushed through but barely. I had absolutely no energy to push in my workouts. I just went through the motions. I did get a good sweat going to burn some of that crap out of me.

My vice typically is coffee & margaritas! Two of my very favorite things. Coffee is not what’s bad… it’s the sugar I add. Tequila is not the issue…. it’s the mixer with all that added sugar.

My best friend who is also a ISSA Certified Fitness/Nutrition Training coach recommended I go sugar free for a month to kick the bad habit altogether. I think I must be crazy because I committed. So, I am quitting cold turkey. I know me & that is the only way this is going to work!!!

So this is day one! I had my morning coffee with Stevia. The first sip was NOT what i’m used to but like anything you can develop a taste for it. It was still warm & creamy so I focused on that. By mid afternoon a fog had settled in over my brain. My attention span was shorter than normal & it was very hard to think. I am drinking lots of water hoping to neutralize some of the detoxifying effects that my body normally goes through with a fast of this kind.

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My motivation or why I am doing this:

I want to be the best version of me I can! My body is a fabulous instrument with unlimited potential & I am determined to see what I am capable of. Plus I don’t like being out of control or allowing other things to control me. I have always been a bit rebellious that way. So sugar… You’re going down!

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