FIVE DAYS...NO SUGAR

Well well well...Here we are. Five days in without sugar and I'm alive. If you want to call it that.

For those of you who don't crave cookies in the middle of the night...who don't desire to bake banana bread every weekend... for those that don't eat half the dough before baking whatever your baking...you probably don't know where I'm coming from.

For those of you who think YOU CAN'T go a day without eating a cookie, a candy bar, donut or muffin, I'm here to tell you; If I can do it...YOU can do it too.

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DAY ONE...TEXT SOMEONE

I found someone that told me to text her anytime I was having a craving. She wanted me to text her when it was happening, and describe what was triggering the craving, so we could start figuring out how to deal with the reasons why the cravings happen.

So I did. I texted her 3 times the first day. Just the action of texting someone while I was in the midst of my own horror helped me NOT eat anything sugary.

My body was starting to feel weak...shaky...uncomfortable. I went to bed early and didn't get up for a snack. I also drank 4 32 oz bottles of water throughout the day.

DAY TWO

I felt okay in the morning, but started to feel achy as the day continued. Achy to the core. I sort of felt like I had the flu, but no fever or sore throat. I didn't work out. I texted my friend when I wanted something sweet. She told me to eat more protein in the morning and afternoon, and maybe add a small mandarin orange or apple. I went to bed early. I was not happy Kelly. I was more melancholy, but knowing what I'm going through, realized that nothing was really wrong, other than I was detoxing.

DAY THREE

Physically, I'm beat. I DID go work out. I told my coach how I was feeling, and he got it. We worked out for an hour, me whining the whole time, but he was understand and was proud of me for sticking to it. 3 days seems like an eternity. I actually felt so physically bad I took Ibuprofen to get through the day, and again went to bed early. No happy happy joy joy. Just tired tired emotionless emotionless Kelly.

DAY FOUR

I'm still texting my friend. I am still drinking 4 32 ounces of water a day. I didn't work out, because getting through this is a work out in itself. I just need to push through. Today is NOT as bad as day three. I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be on the other side of this pain. The cravings are not as bad today.

DAY FIVE

It's still morning, but I woke up and don't have half the body aches I've had over the last few days. I feel a little bit more like myself. I'm over 2 pounds down than the last time I stepped on a scale, and I feel like I've lost 20 pounds. I don't have swelling in my body, and I'm feeling very proud of myself. I'm not craving anything sweet. I think the worst is behind me.

THE WEEKEND IS APPROACHING

Five days in, and still no sugar. I feel much better, and I also realize I'm heading in to a Superbowl weekend. I'm making a plan on having foods that I love, but foods without sugar. NO cookies...no muffins....no pancakes.

TRY THIS FOR SUPERBOWL SUNDAY

St. Joseph's Pita Pizza: Under 300 calories per pizza

  • St. Joseph's Pita Bread: 70 calories:10g carbs, 5g Fiber, 7g Proteins, and 1g sugar
  • Green Mill Pizza Sauce: 30 calories: 7g carbs, 2g Fiber, 1g Proteins, and 4g sugar.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 1/4 cup: 85 calories: 1.08g carbs, 0g Fiber, 7.33g Proteins, and 0.17g sugar
  • Add your favorite veggies:
    Green/Red Peppers: 1/4 cup 5 calories
    Onions: 1/4 cup 17 calories
    Green and/or Black Olives: 10 calories per olive, No sugar
  • Add sausage: Yes you'll up your calories, but you won't be adding any sugar if that's the goal.

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