This week has been a little strange. I haven’t done much but work. There were even a few days that I didn’t make it to 3 liters of water and I felt it too. My heart started to flutter a little bit. Which makes me worry and wonder, what would happen if something crazy happened and I couldn’t get enough water? Have I set myself up to die quicker than others without water? Or is my body doing some kind of weird storing thing and when it has to dip into the reserves my heart gives me a reminder with a quick flutter?
I know that the heart fluttering can’t be from too much sugar because….I haven’t had any sweets in 5 days now!
Woot! I finally did it! I finally told myself “no more sweets” and followed through with it. I am not saying I will never have another sweet, because I am still a baker after all. And a good baker knows her stuff taste good. So my new rule is that I will not have any sweets unless it is something I have made. I was going to just give myself a little taste of what I make, but I decided to give myself more than that. I’m not going to go crazy, but how is a baker supposed to resist a slice of her own cake?
But for now I will have no candy of any kind. No chocolate, no gummies, no hard candy, suckers, jelly beans…none of that. I have allowed myself to have sweet tea, but I only drink that maybe once every two weeks if that much. And since I only bake about once a week, I will have maybe a sweet a week, then again I didn’t bake this past week, so it could be every other week as well. It hasn’t even been that hard to do.
My mom made some popsicles last night and all they were was watermelon that had been put in a blender and put into popsicle molds. No extra sugar or anything. They were delicious! We are going to try other fruits as well. This whole no candy thing is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.
I have some other good news too! Wait for it…
Say what??!! Oh yeah! 5 pounds in one week and I know that I have to thank the new “no sweets” rule for it. I haven’t done much different anywhere else. I haven’t been eating after dinner because that is usually when I had ice cream or a bowl of cereal. And if I do eat after dinner, most of the time it’s some fruit…which isn’t bad for you at all.
All I can say is that I am happy I am finally losing more weight! I can’t believe I lost 5 pounds this week though! It makes me want to keep away from sweets for sure though. I don’t want to mess this up.
The funny thing is, now that I have cut out sweets it seems to be easier to stay with in my calorie range. I guess I was eating a ton more sweets than I thought. I have been eating salads for lunch and oatmeal for breakfast.
Because I need to set a few goals.
- Lose 2 pounds
- Work out at least once. (I have really got to get into working out again!)
- Track everything I eat.
- Continue with no sweets.
I always try to do 5 goals, but I don’t feel the need for 5 this week. At this point, everything seems to be a thing I already do. I think I might actually be getting the hang of this healthy life thing!