Update on Sugar Crap! YAY!

So… I survived. I made it three weeks (three weeks) without sugar. And I gotta say…

Damn. That was more difficult than I thought. It is utterly amazing how much a small little thing like sugar can be so… quickly overwhelming in one’s lifestyle. I mean, it’s not like I snorted cocaine or anything. It’s just sugar. People put it in their tea, eat it with their cereal, use it all the time. It should be this small controllable thing.

But it can quickly spiral out of control.

Anyway, I survived my three weeks, and I think I’m off of it now.  At the risk of being a bit too much TMI, the only really BAD portion (apart from the detox those first five or so days) was last week when I was on my period, and really, really wanted chocolate.

But I’m okay now. I really could care less about sugar.

Sure, a candy bar would taste good but… *shrugs* I don’t need it anymore.

Anyway (because I did have a point to posting about this), now that the sugar detox is over, I can move onto bigger and brighter things. Okay, maybe just harder ones. Whatever.

Starting.. um. Today. Now. RIGHT NOW, I will be limiting my calories to 1500 a day. Pretty standard for someone trying to lose weight and doing a… medium amount of exercise. (Shit, it’s what my doctor told me I should be doing about… two years ago. Hey, don’t judge. I’m finally doing it, right?)

As for exercise, I’ll pretty much continue doing what I’ve been doing, which is one hour, three times a week. (Can’t change too many things at once, right).

And that’s pretty much it. I’ll let myself indulge now, a bit, at say, birthday parties where there’s birthday cake or something, but… I don’t really want to backslide. That, and it’s really hard to fit cake into 1500 calories a day without utterly starving myself. (And I don’t do well when I’m hungry. Omg.)

So that’s it. For six weeks, I’ll be eating a bit less, and working on keeping up my exercise. I’ll probably check in every once and awhile, so be prepared to hear some whining. It doesn’t mean anything, I promise.

Look, it may be a bit late for bikini season, but by god I will get there eventually.

-Eris

 

Update on the War on Sugar

It’s Thursday. I have officially survived a week without sugar. And in that week, I have learned quite a few things about myself.

For one, I was (am?) definitely addicted to sugar. The first couple of days I was utterly restless. I couldn’t get to sleep—tossing and turning for most of the night. On Day Three, I actually thought I would kill someone if it got me a bag of M&Ms. And I’m not talking about a momentary flash of mild musing—I’m talking full on, several hours sitting on my couch, planning how to hide a body and how utterly sweet that first bit of chocolate would be.

It was right about then that I realized my problem was more severe that I first considered.

But, I’m doing better now. I still get cravings (like woah, do I get cravings) but they don’t last half an afternoon. They’re… momentary now. And easy to ignore or subvert.

I’m finding I’m drinking a lot more water and eating a lot more fruit, now. And really, I guess that’s a really good thing. Healthy.

I still want a goddamned candy bar, though.

Anyway! You may have noticed the new layout that went up yesterday. I like it. I think I’ll keep it. 😀 Let me know if anything appears wonky with it, and I’ll try to troubleshoot.

-Eris

It’s Time for a Change

Totally arbitrary photo of hands typing. (Photo courtesy of rgbstock.com)
Totally arbitrary photo of hands typing. (Photo courtesy of rgbstock.com)

We’re more than halfway through the year. I’ve had a lot of major life events happen, and not all of them for the better.

I’m thinking it’s time for a change.

Big ones. Small ones. Ones that are making me excited to think of all the new possibilities they’ll represent, and some that are making me utterly cringe (but I’m going to attempt anyway, because I know I need to do it).

So, first up on my list of major life overhauls I’m going to attempt?

I’m going to stop eating sugar.

Mostly.

Yeah, and really for the next 21 days.

I’m addicted to the stuff. I know it. So for the next 3 weeks (until the end of July, really), I’m going to try to go cold turkey. Ish. I’m still letting myself have a few teaspoons in my coffee. And tea. And like, if my cereal has some sugar in it, I’m not going to freak out.

But I’m not going to go buy the “sugary” cereals. Nor am I going to buy, bake, consume, or otherwise participate in cookies, pies, cakes, and any other pretty obvious desert/junk food.

(Oh god this is gonna suck).

I’m gonna do it. For three weeks. 21 days. I’ve got a calendar to count down the days and everything. (And boy, am I counting down already). Hopefully after this sorta sugar-free detox, I won’t be craving it half as much as I do now. And that, overall, will be better for me in the long run.

Oh, and the second thing I’m working on? Revising this website. I’ll probably be making a lot of visual changes to it over the weekend, so I apologize in advance for the mess. I think I can get it all hammered out by this time next week, though.

Yeah. Sugar, and website changes. Yes, I think I can do this.

(Oh god, I want a cookie).

-Eris