Sugar Free-dom, phase 1
Sunday, May 26, 2013
First off, thank you everyone who posted ideas, suggestions and encouragement on my last blog post. I appreciate you all so much!
This weekend, Memorial Day weekend, is phase 1 of my sugar freedom plan. I was a little worried, but as always, God fixes things up just right in my life...
I'm not happy about this, but my dad came down with the flu - so our family weekend has been cancelled. Since I don't have plans with friends, I'm seeing this as an opportunity to go cold turkey and just suffer the consequences of my sugar withdrawal.
Friday morning I had already started the reduce part of my plan. I had my Pepsi in the morning and that was it!
By Friday afternoon, I was craving something so I snacked on fresh pineapple and apricots, which did the trick.
But, yesterday...was painful! Literally. I had the mother of all headaches, Tylenol and gallons (Ok, so maybe just quarts) of water helped a little teeny tiny bit and I managed to sleep about 15 hours of the day away! My tummy hurt and I was cranky.
My mom called at night to see how I was and update me on dad and put up with it for a few minutes, but then was like "ok, we've talked long enough!" LOL
I love my mom!
Today...I still have the headache but it's not quite so raging and I'm shaky and nauseated still.
But I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I've been assured by many sources that it only takes 3 days to break an addiction, although it takes up to 40 to break a habit.
What that means to me is that if I can hang in there for the next 2 days without sugar that all I need to do for the next 40 is not put any more in my mouth. Perhaps replace that habit with a new, healthier, one!
36 hours to go...