Today is day three of sugar detox and it was much easier than day two. Because I'm not giving up all carbs (just the obvious sweets and white flour stuff), it's really not that big of a deal. Tomorrow i'm throwing a label on me that says sugar free, and i'll stop updating about it... unless I have a funny story to share.
This afternoon, a neighbor came to the door selling girl scout cookies.
I bought one box that looked unappealing to me and two to donate. Their visit reminded me of an embarrasing girl scout cookie caper that I had a few years back. And, since I have nothing better to chat about right now, I guess i'll share it...
A few years ago, BrightSide husband ordered a bunch of girl scout cookies from a co-worker. When the cookies were delivered, it was the middle of lent and he was commited to giving up sweets (I think I was too, if only for a moment before I changed mine to something I thought was more reasonable). We agreed to put them in the freezer until after lent.
I visited the cookies often, each time taking one (or two). Over the course of a few weeks, I ate all the cookies.
When lent was over, BrightSide husband got all giddy and beamed at me, exclaiming, "I'm so excited that I finally get to eat some of the girl scout cookies in the freezer!". OMG. I had to come clean and tell him I ate them. All.
I laugh as I type this but it wasn't funny. He was a little irritated and I was ALOT ashamed.
And now when he orders cookies, I have asked him to leave them at work. And he happily oblidges.
Day 3 wrap up: I do still miss my zone bar breakfast. But I begrudgingly admit that my healthy egg burrito breakfast (with spinach and bacon bits - yummy!) kept me full much longer. I haven't craved carbs at all today. I ate some nuts here and some cheese there. Normally I would feel really guilty about that, since they have so many calories. But I was surprised to find that 1) my blood sugar stayed level all day, 2) I didn't feel hungry once and 3) When I served dinner, I skipped on the whole wheat pasta because it didn't even sound good. Huh?
I also had a great workout this morning - ran 3 miles and then did my weight training circuit. Endorphins are still flowing, many hrs later. Much better payoff than a cookie (or a box) gave me!
Hopefully something wonderfully funny or uplifting will happen tomorrow, so I can share about something other than this topic, which has become stale... even to me.