Friday, January 11, 2013
i'm 10 weeks into my sugar detox!!! whoooohooooo!!!!!
i started this because i knew i was out of control already and the holidays were coming and i thought what do i have to loss...
well i had 20 lbs to loss but i thought i have to get a handle on this business because i knew i was already in a bad place and it was only going to get worse.
btw, i do not drink soda or sugar drinks, i gave those up 20 yrs ago.
my issue was with baked goods/ice cream/chocolate/candy. in that order.
weight update: i'm down 15.5 lbs since nov. 1st.
i picked the holidays to do this challenge.
the hardest time of the year to challenge myself. geeeeesh!
over the course of the holidays like any other time in our home i cook and i bake. A LOT.
all our meals.
we rarely ever eat out (never fast food).
95-99% our our meals are made with fresh fruit/veg and from scratch. even the bread.
i make 3-5 loaves per week. by hand.
one of my passions is cooking and recipe development.
with living abroad, cooking has turned into a wonderful passion for me!
a little about our little life...
i have 3 lean mean hard hockey playing teen machine step sons in the house.
they eat A LOT.
if you have growing boys you know what i am talking about. they eat. man do they eat!
the oldest (19) lives with us full time, the other 2 live with us 8-15 days of the month.
when the house is full it's like running a full service restaurant around here!
and i write that with a smile because i truly love to cook.
my food is loved and appreciated with happy eating noises and thank yous and some times i even get hugs.... those are the very best!
cooking/baking was a big part of the challenge for me. how do i go about this as i am trying to deal with my sugar addiction?
someone said to me... well they don't need baked goods either.
you know what.... they probably don't, but they are active and are burning off everything they eat... they are lean and strong and metabolize their food much different than i do.
and they eat healthy with plenty of fruits and veg and lean protiens.
they don't need to loss weight, but i did. they don't have a sugar addiction... i do.
i cannot 'punish' them because i am kicking the sugar out of my diet. we have different needs.
anyway when you are cooking for more than just yourself you have to be aware that it isn't all about you....
what goes in my mouth belongs to me and i am accountable for that.
being around the sugar was tough.... at first. i had to think different about it.
most important i had to be accountable and honest about it to myself... and then there was the food tracker.
if it goes into the mouth... it goes into the tracker.
this has been one of the biggest accountability tools for me.... and not just for sugar, but food and portion size (another issue i'm getting in control of!).
i have almost no craving for sugar after 10 weeks.
so stick in there, i am proof you can get it under control!
i sure feel GREAT and i know you can too!!!!
wishing everyone a healthy (sugar free) day!