30 days no sugar- a 1pd success! ~lol -but I learned about Me

After 30 days of no sugar, missing ALL the valentines day chocolate, cakes at the office and controlling the mid night munchies- I lost 1 pd.

To say that I was disappointed is an understatement.   And this is embarrassing, the day after my 30th day I pigged out! Cake, ice cream, M& M’s, everything-it was no hold bars.

And as I laid in bed clenching my stomach it occurred to me that while I didn’t lose the 15lbs, I gained self control and the ability to recognize when I am emotionally eating.   That’s worth about 14pds.

I am going to try again. However, this time I am going to make more time to exercise and plan my meals better. 

 Check back to see my progress!

~ Melody

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Day 22: No sugar diet !~ I want a brownie

Today is day 22 of my No sugar diet and it’s just dragging on and I want a brownie

I  didn’t sleep well so my usual fix is caffeine and sugar and while I can do the caffeine-I really want the sugar. haha!  W hich goes to show that I have eating and stress management issues! 

To be positive,  what I am learning from abstaining from sugar is that I eat sugar when I feel bad or am stressed or am feeling angst.   And this is good to know. Maybe now I can stop my emotional eating, overeating, cycle.

I have been reading  the book ” The O’diet” by Missy Gifford

and have been really interested in the success that she has had with people eating organic, preservative and pesticide free food.

Her theory is that our bodies are like cars and right now we fuel are car with food that is polluted, refined and devoid of nutrients.

This lifestyle of eating healthy foods as always appealed to me, however, my only concern is that I may be unable to eat 100% Organic, preservative and pesticide free food as we live in a very rural area.   Let me finish the book and see how I can make this possible!

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Day 21 of my No Sugar Diet: still only 1 pd weight loss

I have passed up valentines,  a weekend trip with my honey and countless birthday parties and still have only lost 1 pd.   :-(

The problem is me ( Yes, I am the problem)

 My exercise has not been regular and I have been eating more carbs I think to compensate for lack of sugar.   My PMS wasn’t bad and my overall mood has seemed to improve so giving up sugar has had some benefits, just not on the scale.

For the next 2 weeks I plan on exercising, M, T, Thursday 30 min of cardio + weights and Fri -Tennis.

I also will read labels more carefully.  I suspect that my carb choices are loaded with hidden sugars. 

Wish me luck as I continue on my journey of 30days with no sugar~ Melody

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Day 18-My No Sugar diet is getting easier and easier

Day 18: I am pleased to say that eating no sugar is getting easier and easier for me.  I haven’t lost a lot of weight on the scale but feel a TON better both physically and emotionally.

 Why Emotionally? because I am an emotional eater-yep, I admit it. When I feel bad, in the past I would pop some M&M’s (my vitamins as I called them) and kept going.

Now, since doing a month of no sugar I am getting more intuned with me and my emotions. Which is a foreign concept.

What I am realizing is that I so busy with EVERYTHING else that I don’t realize my own needs. 

Getting in touch with my needs and wants is an awesome feeling and I would encourage everyone to do the same. 

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Day 14 of no sugar- getting better

I have to say that it has been an experience having no sugar. While I was proud of myself not eating chocolate (my favorite) for valentines, I do really miss sugar. lol.

 I’ve lost only 1 pd and 1% body fat.

For exercise, I have been walking 15 minutes a day, doing 30 min of cardio x3 tiems a week and tennis once a week.

Now, I am more consious of when I am emotionally eating and how terrible my diet is.

My goal is to step up my workout and continue to eat better the remainder of my diet.

Wish me luck

~Melody

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Day 11 of My no sugar diet- HARD!!!

Today is Day 11 of my no sugar diet and it’s tough.  I am ready to eat some sugar!

Seriously.  Also, I have actually gained 1 pd but loss 1% in body fat-so that’s good.

Hopefully I can make it through the weekend :-)

 Best to All,

~Melody

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30 Days Without Sugar- a 11 pd sucess!

Name: Charli     Age: 32 yrs old    Occupation: Mother to 2 kids 8& 11, blogger for Sunrisewd.com

My Experience:  30 Days Without Sugar

Inspired by some close friends, I decided that on January 1, I was going to give up sugar for 30 days.

To consider myself one of those sugar addicts–particularly chocolate! So when I had actually made it through the first few days, I was shocked myself but decided that I could do this.

I had always heard that your body adjusts and that the cravings subside and I found that to be true. What I did notice right away was that it seemed everywhere I turned, there was chocolate! Cookies, cakes, brownies, even more than normal…so it seemed.

I resisted and I’m so glad.

Initially, I didn’t lose much weight, it was actually more of a discipline thing, but after a couple of weeks, I decided to make this sacrifice count and I stepped up my work outs.

By day 30, I had lost 11 pounds and was very proud of reaching my goal. I really feel better and I now know that I can do it. I would have thought it was impossible for me to give up chocolate for 30 days. It has truly been a freeing experience.

I took a break and had a few sugary snacks and now I’ve found something else to be true:

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!

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