Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Our company recently set-up a commissary on the honor system. I spend at least $15 a week there, usually on sweets. A morning soda and an afternoon candy stop had become an essential part of my day.
Recently, I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge when one of the SP quizzes told me what I already knew - that I have situational problems controlling sugar. I had completed a sugar detox once before, about twenty years ago, and I felt great afterwards. So, why did I not continue?
Here are my reasons for cutting back on sugar.
* Make it easier to lose weight - sugary snacks are a "quick win" if I can cut them down.
* My exercise minutes will go further.
* Make it easier to save money - $15 per week on sugary foods = $60 a month = $720 a year. I could do something more fun with my family with that money.
* Stay away from Diabetes risk territory. So far, I've never shown any glucose intolerance on the various tests I have took, but my weight puts me at risk for Diabetes.
* Give me self confidence by proving I can control something.
* I work at a healthcare company; I should be able to practice what we preach.
Right now, I am in serious "I must have sugar" mode. Issues at work are a factor. I'd rather be elsewhere, and I'm frustrated at not having key information handy for my job. Also, I did not have breakfast because I did not work out.
So, I guess the solution here is to do a mini-workout in our gym so I can subsequently go ahead and eat.