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.
I can understand you Jennifer. I quit smoking 4 years ago and still miss the nicotine every day.ReplyDelete
Smoking is a tough habit to break. Good for you for sticking with it!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I'm sticking with it and hoping it gets a bit easier soon.Delete
Very little white stuff? You mean cocaine? It helps to reduce appetite. Why not google it?ReplyDelete
Coke heads don't get fat in the first place!Delete
Yes cutting down on sugar is hard, it is in everything.ReplyDelete
It sure is. I miss wine and cocktails, too.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you on your sugar resolve.ReplyDelete
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