Friday, January 14, 2011
Wish I had created a SparkStreak for this challenge! I'm on Day 12 of eating no refined sugar (candy, cookies, ice cream), and I'm going great guns! I lost 4 pounds last week (the first week), and tomorrow I'm weighing in again. I haven't missed eating my daily candy bar until today. Today has been a tough day. But I'm powering through.
I've stayed within my restricted SparkPeople calorie count all 12 days, I've gotten my allotted requirement of liquid, protein, fruit, veggies, and carbs. I'm exercising 5-7 days a week (despite the snow, cold, and wind), and I'm feeling a difference in my clothes - they're not as tight.
My hope is that, by giving up sweets for 30 days, I will "reset" my pouch. My "pouch" is my stomach, which was made smaller by gastric bypass surgery in November 2007. Eating sweets used to make me nauseous; now, it makes me a bit queasy, but I can eat more sweets than 18 months ago. I want to go back to the place where eating sweets makes me feel sick to my stomach. Does that sound bad? I just don't want to undo all the hard work I've done - losing over 200 pounds - and I know it would be easy to do that. I want to succeed! To me, success is defined as "maintaining my weight." I want to maintain a healthy weight, and not ever go back to being over 400 pounds again.