I wanted to update all day yesterday, but I never go the chance. My 21-day sugar fast ended on Sunday. And I made it. I only cheated one time - when I accidentally ate a Life Saver that G gave me. Really that shouldn't count. And I did actually eat dessert to celebrate the end. I had a small piece of Angel Food Cake covered in fresh strawberries - with a dollop of whipped cream (or whoop cream as G calls it). Mmmmm. It was yummy.
I'm going to continue to limit my sugar intake; however I will allow myself the occasional splurge for special occasions.
I didn't lose a single pound during that 21 days. But, I no longer have sugar cravings. Its out of my system, and that was my true goal (although the loss of a pound or two would have been an added bonus).
So, yesterday was the beginning of a new 21 day goal, and I've been contemplating for a few days what my new goal should be. I've been toying with the idea that it should be to give up my diet pop addiction. I LOVE me some diet coke, diet dr pepper, diet mtn dew, etc. You get the picture. I have one when I wake up, and usually another by 9am or so. Then, more at lunch, another during the afternoon, maybe some with dinner, and even more before bed. I do drink water too - I shoot for 64 ounces and usually make it. And I do pee lots and lots. I'm sure most who know me think I have bladder problems because I pee so much.
There is no question that I'm addicted to caffeine, and I'm sure the addiction itself is a bad thing. And I do try and eat so heathy - mostly organic, no processed foods, etc. I'm limiting chemicals and unnatural food processes in the rest of my diet - its a bit of an oxymoron that I drink so much diet pop. And I'm sure the artificial sweeteners are pickling my brain. But its so damn good. I feel as though I've cut out so much more from my diet, that I deserve at least one guilty pleasure.
I've decided that I am going to try and limit my consumption, but I'm not ready to cut it out completely. Yesterday I only drank 2, and I felt ok. I know that cold-turkey would give me a terrible headache, and probably make me an extremely difficult person to be around for a few days. Maybe that can be my next 21 day goal.
For now, my goal is going to be to do one item of housework a day. I know that doesn't sound like an uber-lofty goal, but some days after an early morning run, 11 hours of work, 2 hours of commuting, and getting the kids in bed, I'm exhausted. Things tend to build up - especially laundry. So, last night I did 3 loads of laundry. I'm embarrassed to admit that I had forgotten how easy it is to put away just one load of laundry (usually I'm putting away several).
So - there it is. My new 21-day goal. Housework. Wish me luck.