After I get through the first week, maybe I can stop giving you all the second-by-second account, lol!
Day Four. I'm feeling a LOT better today. Hubby commented this morning that my skin was looking better (I've been breaking out like a 16-year old lately!). My energy levels are better than they were yesterday. I really don't want anything sweet - I'm craving yogurt and berries and vegetables. Now, if someone were to be cruel and stick a piece of chocolate in front of me, it might still be a bit of a moral dilemma....:-)
A few victories so far:
- I've gone grocery shopping twice (to Whole Foods and the Health Food store) were there is yummy, yummy food. Whole Foods has incredible chocolate-chip scones - they are fluffy, sweet, and oh-so-good. I bought one for Hubby, and didn't even flinch when perusing the cookie or snacks aisle.
- When I was checking out at the Health Food store (buying my daughter some organic baby food for our trip away this coming weekend) - there were "mini" dark chocolates by the cash. Like, a half-bite of dark chocolate wrapped up for 30 cents. First thing I thought was, "Perfect! I can just buy one and it's a teeny-tiny bite only". And then, I realized that one "teeny-tiny" bite would lead into another - and I didn't fight my sugar cravings this hard to start sliding back now.
- I've been up REALLY late the last couple of nights. Of course, I'm starving at midnight since I've had dinner at 8pm! Ordinarily, I would snack mindlessly on stuff in the cupboards - crackers, nuts, frozen entree, etc. Instead, I've had a small cup of plain yogurt topped with fresh organic rasberries. Both nights. I went to bed sooooo happy!
Small stuff, I know - but it's the little things that make me feel in control of myself. I'm happy to say that this isn't a "diet" - if I'm hungry, I eat! There's no deprivation here (well, except I'm very deprived of sugar!).
I can't wait until this feels "normal". Effortless it will never be - but eventually, I'll become accustomed to this way of eating.:-)
If I can get through today, I'll officially be more than 50% through this week. BIG accomplishment!:-)