Week 2 Complete…. STILL surviving! STILL Sugar FREE! Current feeling……
My sugar cravings are still about the same but I have NOT given in… It has been so hard to say NO but after I do, it feels great! Week 2 actually started on the weekend AND a weekend that I was judging. I think that was really my true test. Read on to see why! 🙂
Day 9 – Saturday
My event was actually close to home so I did not have to worry about traveling on this sugar-free detox. However, the cheer/dance company I work for always orders McAllisters and Mexican Food for this event…. #justshootme I forgot about this when I initially started this detox so there was nothing I could do but suffer. Ate breakfast at home so I wasn’t tempted by the breakfast burritos. For lunch, it was the texas-sized baked potatoes from McAllisters. They had any and every topping available but I only added cheese, chives & olives. Plain & dry but it was this or go hungry. I didn’t have any of the cookies or brownies that were ALL over the judges room. That was hard! McAllisters is known for their sweet tea but I just stuck with unsweet, which is NOT the same! Dinner was a veggie sandwich turned into a veggie salad. Again, no sweets and unsweet tea! I survived!
Day 10 – Sunday
Here we go with “Day 2” of the torture. Again, ate breakfast at home because I knew they were going to have huge muffins, pastries, donuts etc. All I had was a LARGE COFFEE!!! Thank god for the unlimited coffee. I dont know if I mentioned all of the snacks they have for us on panel while we are working. Only thing I could eat was almonds. For lunch, I took off veggies from sandwiches and did not eat the bread. Lucky for me the baked chips did not have sugar. We were done around dinner time so they provided us with an afternoon snack that was none other than a…… TACO BAR!!!!!! #wtf
Now I just wanted to hurt someone lol (not really) Of course they would have my favorite food. Instead of giving in and just devouring tacos/nachos, I ate the chicken with shredded cheese. NO cookies or brownies. Go Me!
Day 11 – Monday
With all of that being said, I felt awesome on Monday! I did not give up on my diet or give in to the temptation that I was surrounded by all weekend. It was super hard, especially the taco bar, but two days of being in misery was over! I am feeling less bloated and I can tell that my body has progressed. I have learned what exactly inflammation is through this experience and this has started to decrease. I am not sure if sugar is the culprit of the inflammation but I do know that it has gone down. Feeling great so far 🙂
Day 12 – Tuesday
Favorite breakfast by far…. Oats, milk, fresh fruit, almonds!!! This gives me lots of energy and keeps me full until lunch. I used to literally eat Frosted Flakes or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast but I would be hungry by like 10am. Trust me, I love those cereals and miss them terribly. I have learned that when you do not have something for awhile, you tend to not crave it anymore. I am a big cereal person and sometimes will just have a bowl for dinner. Eating sugar free cereal is def not the same but adding cinnamon has helped with the flavor.
Day 13 – Wednesday
Almost half way there and feeling good. Cravings have decreased (thankfully) as far as sweets but I still miss my Diet Coke. I will replace with coffee around lunchtime but there is nothing like a cold Diet Coke in the afternoon 🙂 I can also say that I am officially down 3 pounds from the detox!!!! I can tell as far as bloating and inflammation but not necessarily my clothes. I haven’t changed my workouts or running schedule so I know my eating habits are a big part of the weight loss. I do have a new favorite snack that I found at Trader Joes! Veggie Chips! Sugar Free! Once I acquired the taste, they are actually addicting and only $2 a bag.
Another alternative snack that my son loves are the Banana Chips. I can not have any of these right now because of the sugar but I will be trying these after the detox. They only have 3 grams of sugar per serving so not too bad for banana chips!
I also made an amazing & healthy dinner for us that my husband was a big fan of: Turkey Burger w Sweet Potato Fries
I did without the bun and ketchup but I did add cinnamon to the sweet potato fries. Yummy! ……Yes I put ice in my wine 🙂
Day 14 – Thursday
That dinner was amazing, I brought leftovers for lunch. It was one of our co-workers birthday’s in the office so of course I had to pick up a cake on the way in… #torture I helped cut it and pass out to everyone but I did not have a piece. Most everyone knows about my diet so they weren’t shocked I didn’t have a piece but it was everything I could do to not lick my fingers lol … To keep the torture going for the day, I had monthly “Girls Night” with my friends at Fuzzy’s Tacos. O.M.G! Settled for a grilled shrimp salad with dressing on the side but lucky me they had red wine!!!!
Nothing like wine in a beer mug… 🙂 It wasn’t too bad except the smell of tacos, seeing tacos, watching them eat tacos and wanting to swim in tacos. I survived 🙂
Day 15 – Friday
Still no donuts and going strong! Week 2 is almost complete…. COFFEE on repeat!!!! In the meantime, check out the my meals and snacks for week 2 and let me know if you have any other recommendations!!!! The first day of week 2 starts on Saturday…..
Considering doing this to my fridge and everything else that I can not eat in our office!!!!
Stay tuned for Week 3 and an upcoming giveaway I will be doing next week!!!!