Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time to Check In with #runningfromsugar

Time to check in and Link Up!

Today is Day 8 of #runningfromsugar

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How I am Feeling…

The past seven (7) days have been tough.  I worked out on Monday and then not again until Friday.

I felt sluggish, tired and cranky most of the week.  I also felt hungry.  Looking back, I don’t really think I was hungry.  I think I just wanted SOMETHING.  I talked about that feeling on Day Two.  It is so real and was in it’s fully glory last week.

What I am doing…

I ate more carbs than normal.  I snacked on things like popcorn (a bowl the size of an armchair) and peanut butter crackers instead of fruit.  I pretty much ate whatever I wanted.  I was so focused on NOT eating anything on my list that I didn’t really pay attention to what was actually going in my mouth.

What I am learning…

I was focused on the What and the Why from my goal poster last week.  This week I need to focus on the How.

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My goals for next week…

I need to plan my meals and stick to eating them.  I need to keep track of my water intake.  I need to get to my workouts each day no matter how I am feeling. 

Now it’s your turn!

If you have a blog, let’s link up!  If you don’t, leave a comment:

  • How are feeling?
  • What are you doing to get through the headaches and crankiness of sugar withdrawal?
  • What are you learning about yourself?
  • What are your goals for next week?

6 comments:

  1. Someone told me research has found that sugar withdraw in the brain is that similar to opium withdraw...where is the methadone to hep get me through this 😳JK. Guess my body is still mad I am not giving it what it wants...feeling like Stacy describes. Drinking water, eating peanut butter or almonds, weighed myself to keep encouraging myself and trying to keep busy. This week I also need to work on making better food choices

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    1. I have a feeling this week is going to be great!

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  2. Stacy, I think we might be "twins"!!! I ate way more carbs than I normally do this past week. Popcorn was my go-to snack but I also ate bread for breakfast Saturday and Sunday (something I was able to avoid the entire week). I felt I "deserved" some bread as I totally stayed away from my beloved chocolate bars. Overall the week was good, although I had a headache many days and the craving were bad. Funny that I was watching tv with my husband and a tv show character took a bite of something. He stopped the tv and went to get a piece of beef jerky and when I asked him why he said it looked like to him that she was eating beef jerky and it sounded good to him. I started laughing because to me she was biting a piece of chocolate wafer cookie! And although at that moment I really wanted some chocolate I didn't have it!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Alessandra, that is funny about your husband and the beef jerky! I drank Dbl Chocolate stout on Saturday night so that kind of a cheat BUT I don't have alcohol on my "List to Avoid" sooooo ;)

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  3. I dont usually eat sweets, and instead of eating the carbs I would usually eat I found myself eating cake Friday and then on Sunday! Starting over today, dang I am terrible at these mini goals

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    1. Actually, Angela, I don't remember seeing cake on your list of foods to avoid so I don't feel like you cheated! Your goal was to stay away from savory carbs and you did that! Success!

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