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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Very little white stuff

There's a big winter storm blowing through this part of the country. Almost everyone I know (me included) has had high hopes for a few inches of snow. The forecast was initially for 2 or 3 inches in the Eastern half of South Carolina, but we've only had a few flurries and some freezing rain instead. Aside from rare low temperatures for the next few nights, I think that's about the worst we're going to get from this storm. It's disappointing.

Today is day 5 of my low-sugar diet plan, and let me tell you guys..it hasn't been easy. In fact, it's been much harder than I expected. I usually drink maybe 2 Canada Dry ginger ales in a day (it's our favorite soft drink) as well as having a cookie or scone most days at work, and then there's the sugar that I put in coffee and tea throughout the day. Among other things. I quickly discovered that I've been eating a whole lot more of it than I thought. My cravings haven't been too terrible, but dropping most sugar so abruptly left me with headaches, nausea, and the shakes, even after eating a filling meal of lean protein and vegetables.  Last night it got so bad that I ate 2 tangerines, and immediately felt better. So I've decided to add in some fruit and a few more healthy carbs like oatmeal and brown rice. Hopefully that will solve the problem. I don't mind having to withstand cravings, but feeling sick is something else altogether!

That's life at my house today--very little white stuff, of any kind. Sigh.


10 comments:

  1. I can understand you Jennifer. I quit smoking 4 years ago and still miss the nicotine every day.

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    1. Smoking is a tough habit to break. Good for you for sticking with it!

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  2. Your body will be adjusting to your new low-sugar diet. Stick with it if you can. Fruit is a better source of sugar than fizzy drinks and cake.

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    1. I'm sticking with it and hoping it gets a bit easier soon.

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  3. Very little white stuff? You mean cocaine? It helps to reduce appetite. Why not google it?

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    1. Coke heads don't get fat in the first place!

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  4. Yes cutting down on sugar is hard, it is in everything.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It sure is. I miss wine and cocktails, too.

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  5. Uf. I wouldn't want to live without sweets or with snow. May have to do something about the sweets. Hope to not have to do something about the snow.

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  6. Congratulations to you on your sugar resolve.

    About 25 years ago, I drastically cut back on the coffee I was drinking every day. I worked long hours in a law firm and was drinking maybe five or six cups of coffee a day. Without sugar, but still not so healthy.

    The initial withdrawal headaches were awful. I persevered with my plan. Since then, I usually just have two cups of coffee at breakfast ... and that's it. Unless tea counts!

    Best wishes. xo

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