Feeling a little like Bill Murray in “What About Bob?” …. Ahhhh, baby steps!
It’s day 16 and here’s a wee post on some steps forward and a few backslides:
- my skin is getting better & better!! this is delightful to me! having quasi-soft skin that doesn’t itch and flake off is kind of miraculous. sugar & good skin do not mix!
- saving $$$!!! no sugar/processed foods means less eating out, less take-out, fewer impulse buys. foods that are packaged & wrapped cost WAY MORE. i still buy some of these things for my son, but i buy them at Costco and they last a looooong time. which brings me to….
- less trash!! my garbage can and recycling bins are way emptier! this is awesome. fewer boxes, bags, cans. fresh fruits & veggies, meats, bulk nuts & seeds – buying these items = less packaging and junk to throw away. next on my to-do list is to get out and plant some veggie beds….it’s not too late right??
- sharing with others! now i’m sure at times this blog comes across as extremely boring, self-absorbed and navel-gazing. i’ll admit it is a blog about me, so those things are true. BUT, i will happily say that sharing my 100-day project with those around me has also been very meaningful. my sweet, loyal-blog-reading dad informed me that he decided to give up coffee/caffeine! (big move!!!) he says it’s not just for 100 days either! woohoo! a gal i work with asked me about my no-sugar plan and she has since given up sugar herself… love that! i really do think we can learn from each other.
- drag-ass running! my body seems to still be in that “where the heck is the sugar???” phase when i run. this is where the science-experimenty-ness comes in. i need to tinker with my running fuel so i don’t keep feeling like this on my runs:
- true confession: i missed 2 daily yoga sessions! and by “miss” i mean not only did i fail to do them but i realllllly missed them. lesson to me: yoga is good and necessary and non-negotiable. simply put: yoga is all healing. (thanks Gretchen!, for that reminder)
- lastly….seems that the “no sugar” thing has intensified my relationship with peanut butter and almond butter….to a scary degree. nothing wrong with these foods, but i have noticed a distinct craving for them as “treats” – a craving which ends with me standing at the counter with the PB jar and a spoon. this is not how normal people eat. one of my goals with this 100-days is normality. nut butters are delicious and filling and full of good protein & fat but they are not inherently magical & i don’t need to sneak spoonfuls of nutty goodness.
onward with my baby steps to health…