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!
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!
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.
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.
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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