Day 2. Big surprise – I still want sugar! I guess this process takes a little more than 24 hours.
I know that it’s only day 2, but I’m already noticing positive ripples from kicking sugar to the curb.
For example, because I know I can’t just grab something quick from a random store/restaurant, I’m actually planning my meals ahead. I had eggs on toast for breakfast (made sure there was no added sugar in the bread) and brought a pita with chicken and veggies for lunch. I really feel like people eat healthier when they stop and think about their food first. It also meant that I made sure I ate before leaving the house this morning. I love food, but I tend to skip meals if I think my time would be better spent elsewhere.
Another plus? Meal planning and making your own food is good for the budget! Grabbing a pastry here or a sandwich there when you’re out and about is so convenient, but those little $3 or $5 or $10 meals add up really quickly. And there are so many better things I could be saving my money for other than fast food.
I’m not doing this to lose weight, but I believe that another happy outcome of no added sugar will be the numbers on the scale going down – those extra pounds that add up as an afterthought – an unconscious byproduct of eating unhealthy foods. I did jump on the scale yesterday to get an idea of where I was at. The scale couldn’t decide if I was 251.2 or 251.4. I don’t really care about the actual number. It’s important to know that in my world, that number is just that – a number. I don’t base my self-worth on it. It’s simply one of many tools to measure roughly what’s happening. And I believe that other tools are actually more important – how our clothing fits, our endurance, and especially, how we feel.
Day 2 definitely went better than day 1.
I’m feeling a tingle of excitement at the prospects of the rest of the month, mixed with a desire for something sugary to celebrate my good day. Lol. If this is only day 2, imagine how I’ll feel on day 22!