Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Had To Share This...

I've officially not had sugar nor diet soda for three weeks this coming Sunday. For the first 3 or 4 days, I had astronomical headaches and I was fatigued - just dead on my feet.

But after that passed, I started to feel a lot better. Since then I've noticed that although my craving for sugar hasn't diminished much (it's still going strong), I just feel so much better off of it. No headaches and better than that, none of the late afternoon dips of energy where I'd usually head for the soda or a snack.

I'm truly amazed that sugar can have that much of an impact on a person! And while I'd love to stay off of sugar forever, I don't think I'll be able to. At this very moment, I am craving cookie dough and oreos. I love those guys! And incidentally I haven't had any junk food (no fast food), no chips, no crap - nothing but whole foods, protein, veggies and fruit for 3 weeks.

I've lost a substantial amount of weight and within only about 3 lbs. of my pre-prego weight. Yay me! I'm finally wearing my old clothes but don't plan to stop. I hope to keep dropping lbs until I can get into my pre-Bugs-prego clothes which pathetically, yes - I still own in the sliver of hope that someday I'd be able to wear them again. Not like I wouldn't mind going shopping again for that smaller size - that would be awesome if I could afford it!

4 backward glances:

steph said...

you're amazing! I love eating healthy it makes me so.... good ha ha ha. but of course my love affair with cookie dough is still there (along with the occasional NON diet pepsi ha). keep at it amy! you're doing great!

Christy said...

GULP! Even as I type I have peanut butter cookies baking in the oven. Way to go Amy. I'll find that determination in me again someday...someday soon, I hope. For now, I'm just trying to feed the sugar monster in me only once a week. I have big plans when the kids are in school again though. YAY for school days. :)

Tiffany said...

You have got some serious willpower. I'm eating cocoa puffs for dinner.

Sorry I missed you the other day :( Asher wouldn't stop screaming (his tummy hurt) and I wasn't up to carrying him around the whole night. Hopefully we can get together soon!

Rachel said...

You go girl. I have hit the wall. According to Wii Fit I haven't changed in 18 days, no loss, no gain. Keep up the good work and avoid Jardine's at all costs :)