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Sugar Cleanse – Day 7

I am so glad it has been a week! I would love to tell you how easy this week has been, but it would be a lie.

I have had a migraine for the past 3 days.  I do get migraines, so it could just be a regular migraine, but there is no knowing for sure.  I feel like I have less energy.  My body has been achy for the past two days, but I do not have a flu.  If you read up on candida, this would be known as a die off reaction.

I am unsure of the whole extreme candida info that you read on the web (and in books).  I do think that as a society we eat too much sugar.  I think it’s not good for our bodies.  I think it can cause all kids of problems.  But everything that these websites and books claim?  I’m not so sure.  Anyway, back to my sugar cleanse story.

Have I been craving sugar?  Yes.  After the kids go to bed, I find myself aching for a cookie, or a bowl of cereal (we currently have Honey Nut Cheerios in the cupboard).  I’ve also been wanting to have iced tea and a pumpkin spice latte.  I’ll be honest.  The past three days have been really hard.  I am finding it hard to keep going.  I know that if I continue to push through things will get easier though.

And so I shall persevere.

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I cheated.

Well, to be honest, it was a pretty small cheat.  If was one of ‘those’ mornings.  I had made muffins for the kids’ lunches.  Yup I had one.  They were made with whole wheat flour.  1/4 cup of sugar in the whole batch…… and some molasses.  Umm.. yes, I know that’s a sugar too.

Of course, I am now craving sugar and am ready to throw the towel in.  Well, not really.  But I am certainly not feeling the patience anymore.

I will keep on going though.  I have to make it until at least Thanksgiving!

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Sugar Cleanse – Day 3

I’m actually doing surprisingly well.  I find my sugar cravings come in the afternoon and then again in the evening.  Not surprising as these were the times I would most often find myself a little something sweet.

My kids got ice cream today and I didn’t even have a lick – aren’t you proud of me?!  I am!!!

 

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Sugar Cleanse – Day 2

An email arrives in my inbox this morning.  A friend letting me know that her daughter is selling Girl Guide cookies.  The yummy chocolate mint ones.   I *love* the chocolate mint ones!  I told her I would buy some.  I find myself wondering if I should buy some and just put them in the freezer.  Who am I kidding?  There is no way I wouldn’t eat them frozen!!  They might even be more yummy that way!  I am going to have to let her down this time.  No cookies for me.  The temptation would be much too great.

I am feeling fine today.  Tired, but that is nothing super unusual for me.  I usually have one or two kids up during the night.  I go to bed too late.  We don’t sleep in.

I haven’t been having any major sugar cravings this morning.  Last night I was wanting a cup of tea (with milk and sugar!).   Today has been the same.  Just craving a warm cup of tea…. which I usually drink with sugar.  I have noticed that I seem to be feeling hungry more.  I guess I’m used to a sweet something to end a meal.

Hoping for a good day tomorrow.  I know day 3 is often the hardest.

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Today I started a sugar cleanse.

I am not doing a strict no-fruit, no wheat, etc.. sugar cleanse.  I am just avoiding sugar and sweets.  I crave them insanely and usually give in.  I am a sugar addict.

So as of today, no sugar for me.

I am allowing myself a bit of dessert for Thanksgiving (here in Canada it is Oct 11th).  I am going to try my best to close my eyes around Halloween.  With 3 kids in the house, I’m not sure how easy that will be to do.  We then have a parade of birthdays and I will probably have a bit of cake on those days.  I am okay with that.  I won’t eat any on other days though.

What brought this on?  Digestive issues, energy issues, mood issues and recently monthly yeast infections (sorry, TMI!).

How am I doing today?  Well, I am going crazy!  I have a bunch of almonds in the cupboard because I know protein helps a lot with sugar cravings.  I’m going to be enjoying more popcorn for the next bit.   I’m also going to try to drink more water and get more exercise (I restart that plan almost weekly!!).

Want to join me?  I would love the support!

Check back often to see how I am doing.  I will probably be writing during my worst sugar craving moments to try to distract myself!!

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