This is hard. I'm not sure why I over-simplified this whole restraint thing, like, it's only food after all - I just have to stop eating it! Easier said that done, that's for sure.
I'm eliminating sugar from my diet again (I've done this many times before), and it is brutal. I felt like I had been hit by a truck on the first day. I had headaches yesterday. And then late afternoon, I could feel my body changing. I could actually feel it. Small rises in energy that I haven't felt in donkey's years. Maybe there's hope yet!
This just makes me realize how bad sugar is, and that my body had become addicted to it. Bear in mind, I'm not a sugar fiend by any means. I could just do with a little less in my life, that's all.
I'm on Day Three. Eventually, I'll stop counting the days - but the first couple of weeks are essential, until this doesn't feel like hell anymore. Once I've successfully recuperated from the sugar withdrawal, I hope that things will feel better.:-) My hardest time is after lunch - I crave something sweet like there's no tomorrow. Yesterday, I threw my son in the stroller and got out of the house as quickly as possible after lunch. We walked to this amazing bakery, where I bought a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread, a cinnamon scone for my hubby (of which I ate none), and an apricot roll for my daughter.
This morning, I had an amazing smoothie. Frozen (organic) mixed berries, a banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, peanut butter, a handful of spinach, and protein powder. I finally jumped on the "throw your greens into your smoothie" bandwagon, and what everyone says is totally true: you can't taste the greens even if you try.
I'm going to hit the gym tonight, and then I have my booty hop class tomorrow. It's a very cute class: moms and babies, learning hip-hop moves. I feel totally uninhibited, even though my hubby makes fun of me when I attempt to demonstrate my newly learned dance moves at home.
For the first time in a long time, I'm feeling hopeful.