For a while know, I've been disgruntled with my body - in particular my weight.
I'm not FAT. But, I'm carrying more belly than I need.
So, among the many dietary issues I've been reading about are the problems that stem from eating too much sugar. In particular, eating too much processed sugar. There are lots of sites out there on the web, so I'm not going to educate anyone by explaining all the bad stuff that sugar can do to us. (you know them, right? obesity, diabetes... etc. etc.). That's not what this blog entry is about ... it's about this crazy thing I'm going to try to do:
I'm giving up processed sugar. I know that eating one chocolate chip cookie just makes me want
another (ditto brownies, candy bars, frappuccinos etc. etc. And I know
that part of that temptation comes from the sugar and fat in all those
yummy foods. And, I know that my ability to resist temptation is not as good as it could be (have you seen my yarn closet?). So, I'm going to try to remove as much temptation from my diet as I can.
This abstinence thing is not likely to be forever, but long enough to notice a difference in how I feel and/or how I want to eat. I'm promising myself two weeks. i hope to go a month, but we'll see how it goes. I know that living with other people who are not in on the sugar-freedom quest will make this a bit more challenging than one could most like....
First day with no sugar.
That meant that I started the day without my usual cup of coffee -- because I take my coffee au lait with sugar.
I anticipated a bunch of grouchiness, and headaches from the lack of caffeine (especially after all that yummy New Orlean's coffee). But so far -- no grouchiness, not headaches... and after most of a day, I've only slipped once:
I had a smoothie, and realized after it was too late to change my order that the bananas and raspberries also came with sorbet. Ooops. I'm pretty sure there's sugar in there.
However, I've resisted coffee, iced tea, lemonade.... and I'm doing great!