Finally sugar free!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I never thought I could say this again but I am finally free from my sugar addiction. Last Sunday I had a bad cold and didn't even leave the house. I ached from head to toe and knew a great deal of my feeling so lousy lately had been just because I was living almost on sugar. I was getting embarrassed by telling people I was on a diet and then pigging out on junk and gaining weight. So, I decided it was time to get it together. I ate only 1 tablespoon of sugar on Sunday and Monday. Cut down to 1/2 Tbsp the rest of the week. I went and bought a bag of Splenda and told myself that when the sugar bowl was empty, there would be no more sugar in this house. I ran out of my last 1/2 Tbsp yesterday. The great thing is I don't even miss the sugar! I used a small amount of splenda this morning in my coffee and a small amount in my iced tea this afternoon.
We always have bagels and donuts at church on Sunday mornings. I have never had the will power to not give in. Today I took a banana and my yogurt and didn't even want any of the sugary stuff. Actually, just the smell of it almost made me sick. A couple people teased me and tried to get me to cave in but I didn't. Boy were they shockied!
I am feeling so much better. By Wednesday my joints were feeling better and I even went for a 2.5 mile walk this week. Two weeks ago it hurt just to do what I had to at work. Yesterday I cleaned out my storage shed which was a mess and today I raked up 15 bags of leaves.
The last check on Friday I was down almost 3 pounds already. Just cutting out sugar and the bad foods. I only went over calories one day this week and I believe that was Sunday. I finally realized it was a horrible circle and until I decided enough was enough, it was just going to get worse. I truly seeing myself at my goal weight by August and seeing me as the "hot" preacher lady when I do the big wedding on the 18th em>334.gif" alt="emoticon" width="42" height="42" border="0" id="emoticon"> emoticon.
Oh, one other crazy awesome thing that happened this week was that as a Life Enrichment Coordinator in a retirement community, I have to plan and implement the fun, crazy activities. We decided to have a jelly bean guessing contest. My assistant and I counted out over 4500 jelly beans. I didn't eat one! We also had to stuff easter eggs with candy, which set on my desk in large quantitiesw ALL DAY. I didn't even eat one, or really even want one. That not only shocked me, it shocked everyone I work with, as they all come to me when they want candy because I always have a basket full for residents when they stop by. I have moved the candy basket out of my office just to be on the safe side though. emoticon
I have written a book but just wanted to show how serious I really am this time. I can and I will prove that I can do anything I set my mind to and that I am a winner!
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