That that was so cute - it does seem I limp around it now - must be an age thing
Welll I am working through Week 4 - the last week of Month 1 of No Sugar, No Flour = and I must say I have never felt better and it is not a hard program to follow. For those that start this program and days later say how hard it is - my comment was make it as simple as possible with regards what you eat and just follow the plan for that one day. If you are 'justing needing' that sweet snack in the evening = sit down and think about it - which is better in the long run - one sweet that will be here and gone or better health for the rest of your life. Keep trying, don't give up. But if you are really struggling with not having sugar or flour or if y.
If you are thinking 'I just couldn't give up ??? then you aren't ready for a lifestyle change like this. I have tried many different ways to release weight and always gave up before the week was over - and when I look back it I know I wasn't ready to do the work to get healthy and also I had not found a plan that made sense to me - pretty much most of them allowed me to have a snack and bread. And I am the type that if I have one snack I go looking for another - especially if it is a sweet and if it isn't then out comes the bread.
II have had absolutely no sugar and no flour since November 5. I read all labels and if sugar in any of its name is listed I don't eat it. I do not eat bread or pasta make with flour - and I have always had a love affair with both.
Easy? If you are ready to take charge and improve your health starting with healing your brain then this is the way to go. I can't speak more highly than that - in just 23 days I am feeling the benefits of eliminating those 2 items from my body - yes of course the scale is being great but I have less pain, I am sleeping better and so much more. I believe in my last blog I mentioned some of the benefits I am feeling already.
And I must say I have a great support group which is so important. I have friends here on Sparkpeople that have been a great encourager, many people on facebook doing this same program and of course there is my sweet husband who is standing beside me as I make the changes - he is reading labels looking for the ingredients, when he is out at the grocery store without me and finds something he would like to purchase he calls to see if it fits my plan and he now knows how to read the label for ingredients. Love him so much and having him stand by me with these changes is so important. In the past he would say 'just get up and walk more' but now he sees that a lot of the weight will come off with proper eating and some extra walking only helps a little.
Scripture verse for today is
Psalm 34:1 (ESV)
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth
3 things I am grateful for today are
(1) grateful for warm clothes
(2) grateful for my recliner which helps me stand up and serves as a bed
(3) grateful that I am on Day 23 of no sugar and no flour and loving it
My streaks to date are
Day 67 of logging onto Sparkpeople
Day 67 of tracking all food and water
Day 67 of reading the Bible with my husband
Day 23 of following my no sugar, no flour eating plan and seeing progress