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My sugar free brain, no sugar Day 4

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Okay, so, I don't think my sugar free brain was firing on all cylinders yesterday, blogging about Day 2, 2 days in a row! Hmmmmmmm.......... Anyway, today was Day 4, and it is a roaring success. I was on the go all day today, and had no sugar urges. Also, my headache is easing up. I got up bright and early after my best sleep in months. Going to bed earlier makes getting up early a whole lot easier! Who knew?! Tomorrow, I am going to get up early again, and I have an 11 mile long run planned. I can hardly wait! My legs are screaming at me today for not running... I know in my head though, that the rest day will serve them well, and my brain knows better than my legs, sugar free or not!

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ROOT4HOME 2/28/2010 4:33PM

    Good for you!!! Have a good rest of the day!! emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT014 2/27/2010 9:33PM

    I agree with KMiranda! I've cut back on carbs the past couple of months. But if I even have a crumb of bread I am craving ALL day! Sugar is the same way!

On to Day 5!!

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KMIRANDA2000 2/27/2010 8:58PM

    I avoid sugar, too, and once it's out of your system, you do well. The cravings go away. But even having a little bit of sugar brings the cravings back so strongly.

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Day 2 of no sugar

Friday, February 26, 2010

I found myself hungrier than usual today, same as yesterday. Still no sugar though! Going strong, big headache again tonight too. Any day now could end with no headache, I look forward to it!

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BEFIT014 2/27/2010 6:57AM

    Hope today finds your headache gone!

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DEUSMACHINA 2/26/2010 10:47PM

    Great work mate! Hopefully today is the last of the headache days!

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NEEBREW 2/26/2010 10:14PM

    Keep at it! I am a MAJOR sugar addict and since I've given up sugar, I've dropped a lot of weight and feel GREAT. I don't even miss it or really even want it (for the most part) anymore.

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RBNSMI 2/26/2010 10:12PM

    I just stopped using equal for the last week. I had been using it for years. I am still waiting to see if I feel any different. Good luck on your no sugar. emoticon hang in there.

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My 10 minute mile and No sugar Day 2

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I headed out for my run today with my Garmin on, thought I would do some speed work. Fooling around with the workouts, I discovered the 1 mile time trial, and figured, what the heck, I'll give it a go! There is a bunch of warm up before the time trial, and then I really gave it all I've got for the whole mile. It was tough! By the time it beeped at me, it had been 9 minutes 57 seconds for my 1 mile. I was totally amazed! I thought my best time these days was around 12 minute mile, and it seems that I was wrong. Mind you, this is not a time I could sustain for any longer than 1 mile, I was at my limit. I never thought at any point in my training that I would achieve a 10 minute mile pace ever. It was a very exciting moment for me.

No sugar Day 2 is going fine. Last night I had a blasting headache, probably a withdrawal headache. I don't expect it to be the last for sure. Also, I was down a pound and a half this morning! Today I have been busy all day, but a couple of times I have really wanted something sweet. I just kept moving and it went away. Also, I bought some necklaces today. I put them, along with some lip gloss I bought the other day and the small stamp sets I put aside as rewards a while ago, into a beautiful wood box I had around the house. It is going to be my sugar free reward box. Each day that I complete sugar free earns me a pick from the box. I have been thinking about that box all day, it is keeping me strong! Tomorrow is my official weekly weigh in, we'll see how it goes.

I also did some extra speed work on top of my time trial. I did 1 minute fast run intervals with 30 second running rests. I did this for 15 intervals. During this run I reached the top speed I have ever recorded on my Garmin, a speed of 7.6 miles per hour for 2 whole seconds! My fastest time previously was 7.3 miles per hour. My Garmin is a great tool, and I sure am loving it more and more every time I use it.

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AGINGDAISIES 2/26/2010 12:14PM

    I love the idea of a sugar free box... I will have to try that! Without my hubby going sugar free with me it is much harder! Great job on the run! On the treadmill I have been doing my own set up where I run 4mph for 2 min then down and then 6mph and then down and then 4 again and then 6, those 4 spaced over 45 min at 2.5 to 3 in between.. I don't know how you do the running but I think you are amazing!!!! emoticon

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DEUSMACHINA 2/26/2010 1:39AM

    Congrats, both on the great pace and the no sugar!

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BEFIT014 2/25/2010 10:01PM

    WOW! What an accomplishment! Good for you!

Those sugar headaches are nasty, aren't they? I had a slight one today but it's lasted ALL day!

DAY 3 tomorrow!

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Day 1 of no sugar

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It is just after supper right now, and I have gone all day with no sugar. No chocolate, no cookies, no donuts, no hot chocolate, no marshmallows, no rocket candies, NOTHING! And, to be honest, I am doing alright. I have fresh fruit and veggies and even had some cheese earlier. I tracked all of my food for the day, and I am wearing size 12 pants that are a wee bit tight on me right now. The "tight pants" remind me all day long, that if I want to be comfy in them, I need to make smart choices. Also, I am going to spend the evening doing dishes and laundry and try to get to bed at a decent time so as to really start getting my mornings off to a better start with the kidlets. This blog is sorta all over the place, but honestly, that is how I am feeling today! It feels good to be working hard at this again for sure, and I look forward to seeing some results by Friday.

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DEUSMACHINA 2/24/2010 8:36PM

    Excellent! Keep up the great work!

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AGINGDAISIES 2/24/2010 7:22PM

    Great Job! The first week was my toughest, I really need to do this again!

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RCMAPLES 2/24/2010 6:21PM

    I tried this once & I tried the no coffee thing. . .I got some really bad head aches. It's amazing how bad it hurts trying to get healthy.

I may try it again soon & see if I can plow my way through to being sugar & caffeine free.

Good luck.

Ralph the Draftsman

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LINDABENEDICT 2/24/2010 6:19PM

    Go for it !

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BEFIT014 2/24/2010 6:16PM


emoticon is done & (almost) over!!

I did really good, too!

emoticon us!

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My sugar addiction

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My name is GOH, and I am a sugar addict. The form it comes in is not important, but I surely do have my favourites such as chocolate, rocket candies, and French Vanilla Cappuccino. The intake of these items can be through the roof on my bad days. Going without is always a big challenge for me. After a few days without though, I notice huge changes in myself both physically and emotionally. My cravings disappear, my mood swings and grouchiness level out leaving me feeling steady and strong. I have given in to my addiction for over 2 months now. It is holding me back from achieving my weight loss goals. Really, I am holding me back because I am in control and I choose to put it in my mouth every single time. It STOPS now! I threw out the candy bowl with stuff in it from Halloween and Christmas. The majority of it is intended for the kids, but my gosh, kids should not eat as much sugar as comes into my home! So, it is gone! Also, we haven't had cookies in the house unless I have made them, in months! So, that won't be a temptation. I will keep marshmallows and rice krispies in the house, because this is a cheap and easy option to pack the kids for lunches. I will just have to choose not to partake. Starting tomorrow, I am cutting out processed sugar in my diet. I really need to do this for my health. It will be challenging for sure, especially for the first few days. After that, I expect it to get easier, but I will have to be on alert all the time to not slip back. I am going to have to get serious about this, RIGHT NOW!

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AGINGDAISIES 2/24/2010 7:21PM

    Goddess, I will share with you one of my secrets I used when removing refined sugar from my diet... but it only works if you like broccoli! :)

I would steam myself a cup of broccoli with braggs amino acids and eat that before I could partake in my desired naughtiness... the bonus of broccoli is that is balances your blood sugar level and so the cravings tend to go away with out the indulgence, it is also a great way to reset your blood sugar level when you have already splurged!


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BEFIT014 2/24/2010 11:49AM

    I did Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet(and am seriously considering going back to it)a couple months ago and felt SO much better. The first couple days were horrible-wicked headache. By the 3rd day I was great!

Good luck to you!

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DEUSMACHINA 2/24/2010 3:53AM

    Good work! I have a sugar habit, too. Once you stop, it's so easy, but once you start! My GOD! It's just develops a life of it's own doesn't it??

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LNZMANSFIELD 2/23/2010 11:26PM

    Great job for you! I used to have sugar cravings so I had to eat candy or drink a pop and of course, it couldn't be diet soda. So, I decided in Oct. 2009, I was going to cut out pop. I started drinking some diet, and a month later I gave it up for good! I have been soda free since November and that has definitely helped the weight loss progress! I feel so much better knowing that I am eating healthier and choosing what goes in my mouth. My husband tends to have a sweet tooth and buys stuff I would never buy, so it is challenging some days when I see that chocolate bar and it says "EAT ME", but I force myself to shut that door and grab an apple or orange and some yogurt! This satisfies my sugar craving and is a lot healthier than that darn chocolate bar! Keep up the good work!

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