Monday, April 13, 2009

Detox - Day 1

Today is the first day of my new way of eating. After weeks of research, and coming up with a plan with a friend, I am ready to completely change the way that I eat. I am really feeling a difference with the supplements I am taking, and am ready to start eating clean!
  • I am going to make an effort to steer clear of processed foods.
  • I am going to balance my meals with healthy carbs, protein, and healthy fats.
  • I am going to stop eating anything with added sugar or artificial sweeteners - only the sweetness that God gave it.
  • AND I am going to stop my caffeine habit.
Last week, I made an attempt, but didn't really have the groceries I needed. Over the weekend, with my grocery trip on Saturday, I decided that it's time to stop playing around. I'm going to JUST DO IT.

My first step is detox - from sugar and caffeine. The caffeine shouldn't be too hard - I have stopped drinking coffee as of about three weeks ago. And I have even cut my sodas down to one per day. But this week I will not have any sodas, and will concentrate on getting at least 100 oz. of water per day. The sugar will be a challenge, but thankfully I have made it through the day with no headaches. Yvette (W8losschick) recommended a supplement to help with the headaches and cravings, and I'm guessing it works. I haven't had a single craving today, either. There was a bag of candy in my face at work today, and my daughter handed me my favorite Easter candy this afternoon. I turned it all down with no problem.

I just got finished journaling all of my food, and totaling up calories/fat/fiber/sugar. Since I am technically still on Weight Watchers, I will also total the POINTS before I go to bed. I have paid for my WW meetings until the end of May, so I will continue to go. I think the support at the meetings are great and can only help me. I'm not quite sure yet what I will do about the WI's (since I have vowed to stop the scale habit). I have to think about that.

But my focus is not just about numbers right now. It's about health, and longevity of weight loss. I have come to the conclusion that I need to change the way I eat - totally. I can't keep allowing for candy and sweet treats in my points allowance. It leads to a binge EVERY TIME. It might not be immediate, but eventually it will. I want to kick the sugar habit, and this is the only way I know has been proven to work. It's just a love affair I am going to have to end for good. But I'm not mad about it at all - it's time that I started to get to the root of my obesity and make some hard decisions about habits I have to change. I'm ready!

6 comments:

Managing Life said...

Great plan.

HopeFool said...

I really hope you see some good benefits from your plan.

spunkysuzi said...

Good for you!! Sounds like a good plan :)

Jules said...

That's the trick... Finding what works for you. I'm excited for you and can't wait to see how it works out for you :)

Keri said...

I bet you can tell WW not to tell you what the scale says and to not write it down in YOUR book...just in theirs.

carla said...

wow. impressive and impressiveLY thought out plan.

Im cheering you onward as, for now, Im keeping my morning coffee...

for now.