I have had family in town, friends visiting so eating out has been a regular thing. That is not easy when trying to eat healthy. I order a lot of salads with a protein of my choice. No sugary dressing and stay away from the yummy options I may have preferred in my previous life.
I have started my working out back up. I did it twice last week. Its not where I want to be. This week I kinda coasted a bit. I had such bad headache last week I just wanted to be a little chilled out. I had one cheatnot enough to spike my sugars but sometimes you just gotta live a little. Overall really feel like I am getting more used to my new way of life. (New way!)
Withdrawals are pretty much gone, I have given up many things in my life, drinking, smoking, caffeine and I still don’t partake on these items. Maybe very occasionally on a cigar or a coffee but rarely. However, giving up sugar is harder than any of these items and the withdrawals. Let me share….
SMOKING, felt some cravings and irritation but overall felt noticeable better each day.
ALCOHOL, first month swelling and sweats. Emotionally up’s and down’s as I face the feelings I was masking. Started feeling better and clearer by week 3. Now four years later and feeling amazing!
CAFFEINE, painful headaches day two through five. Then felt a little sluggish. Felt pretty normal by week 2. And now about 6 months in, I no longer crave it.
SUGAR, this has been hard. I craved it. Bad… like a drug. My sugars probably where very confused. Sugar is in everything. Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine are not in everything, but sugar is. Its so hard to eat like this even when you want to. This has taken a lot of dedication and I realize the work I have had to do to get here.
My update is I have yoyo’d this week between 151 and 153. I can’t say 151 though cause I woke up at 153 and thats what I‘m sticking with. Not easy seeing the scale at that another week but I have been loosing fairly quickly and a little breathier is ok. For my mental state, I hope to be down next week. It is very motivating to me to see the results.
Until next week, stay kind and take good care of yourselves!