Well, it has been 21 days! I would be lying if I said I was perfect all the way through, but I can say with confidence that these past 3 weeks I have taken in less sugar than ever before. Ever before meaning, in the past 5 years or so. While I did make some slip ups ( bite of a cookie here, or piece of biscotti there) I did not have ANY CANDY!
To treat myself I purchased a small Pinkberry original flavor frozen yogurt. I had a few bites and actually could not finish it because it was way too sweet. As for now I plan on staying low sugar. I am hoping that these three weeks have helped with my sweet tooth and the cravings I have after every meal. One treat a week seems appropriate, and if I feel like my cravings are creeping back, I will definitely try three weeks again.
What next do you ask? Low Carb diet! Aiming for 14 days of low carbs = no bread. Will be tough I am sure, but the sooner your start the sooner it is over! Stay tuned for more healthy recipes and dieting ideas.
Now that is one big pinata!
I have a confession to make. I did have some cookies yesterday. I can’t lie to my readers.
With that said, I just left another BBQ and did not eat any of the sweets they had. I did unfortunately eat some cheese doodles, but I managed to not taste any of the numerous desserts they had laid out. It was a Memorial Day BBQ/ Birthday party, so as you can imagine I was surrounded by a lot of cake and cookies. Once the pinata came out I knew I had to get out of that place fast. I heard the smashing and scattering of the candy fall to the ground as I ran to the car. Hopefully I will be stronger as the days go on. But, for now to play it safe, I need to remove myself from situations like that.
I was able to keep track of my sugar intake for half the day, not sure how the cheese doodles affected it.. I was around 20 Grams before I ate those.
Here’s to doing better tomorrow!
Whenever I start a diet of any kind, it always starts out the same way. I am super excited to start it, I am optimistic and I don’t feel like anything could stop me. This is it, this is the time I will follow through and I will finally lose that belly. Of course the only thing I lose is momentum and by the end of the next day, sometimes even the first day I give up. Yeah, it’s pretty bad.
What I have come to learn from my constant dieting failures, is that #1 You can always start again, and #2 the longer you go, the easier it gets. I have had some good weeks of eating healthy, but as soon as someone is having a get together, or there is a restaurant date, my hard work goes to shit. I have no self control.
My biggest weakness is sugar. I guess you can say I am somewhat of a candy addict. Sure I like cupcakes, cakes, brownies, pies, and any pastry you throw my way, but that isn’t the think I am craving night and day. What I love is the sticky, sour, sweet, chewy, or gooey sugar filled candy! Any kind, doesn’t matter. I usually cannot go 3-4 days without it. I usually substitute a candy flavored gum to try to ween myself off the stuff, but it isn’t the same.
So after much investigating and thought, I have decided to cut all or almost all of my sugar intake for the next 21 days. I read that it takes 21 days to kick a habit, so I am hoping that after these 3 weeks I can not only improve my health, but kick my crazy candy addiction. This will include all candy,chocolate, other obvious sugar filled foods, and I will also be cutting back on the fruit. I will only have 1 fruit a day, if any. I have sorta been going crazy and eating 2 pints of strawberries a day.
So here goes.. day 1!