Friday, August 31, 2012

Sugar-Free

Yesterday was Day 1 of No Sugar.

I know I say I’m cutting sugar at least once a month, but I NEEEEED to do it!

I’m taking it one day at a time.  I am totally addicted to sugar.  I let it boss me around.

Sugar is such a jerk.

Anyone else want to take on this challenge with me?

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Getting it out of my system over the next couple of weeks will be the hardest part.  I can do it!  I’ve done it before.  I’ve gone a lot longer without sugar and felt A LOT better!

I’m thinking if I make it an actual “challenge” with a start and end date, I’ll mentally lock in.

So, here we go. Day Two.

Yesterday

I started the day with a 3 mile run and a 2 mile walk with the girls.

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After getting everyone going around here, I headed out to Pilates.

I was craving some soup, so I hit up the store for some groceries and headed home.

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I was going to make this soup using turkey kielbasa, but then remembered I had some ground turkey that needed to be cooked. So, then, I thought I would make the ground turkey into meatballs.  By the time, I got everything cleaned and chopped and ready, I was too hungry and said screw it and just browned the ground turkey!

Ground Turkey and Kale Soup

  • Baby carrots
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Ground turkey
  • Gluten free noodles

Soften the onion, carrots and celery in a little olive oil.  Add raw ground turkey and cook completely.  Add some chicken stock and water until you have the desired amount of soup. Bring to a boil. Add a couple of bouillon cubes.  (I would have used all chicken stock if I had it, but this worked!).  Add gluten free noodles.  Once noodles are cooked, reduce heat to a simmer and add kale.  Cook until kale is tender.

**Edit: I forgot to mention once I added the liquid, I added a bay leaf and 3 or 4 sprigs of Thyme!

It was delicious.

Meals

Meal #1: Oats with protein powder

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Meal #2: Gluten free pretzels

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Meals 3, 4 and 5: Ground Turkey and Kale Soup

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The first day with no sugar went surprisingly well.  I had a faint headache for most of the afternoon and after my last meal I was wanting something sweet, but that’s about it.  I just drank extra water and stuck a piece of gum in my mouth after dinner.

I will survive this.

4 comments:

  1. Consider me in!!!! I need to do this too lol

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  2. hey i recognize those better than crack brownies and PB M&Ms up there! they tasted like shit anyway. you dont need them.

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    1. LIAR! They are delicious, but you are right, I don't need them! :(

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