For two months last summer, I quit sugar, dairy and white bread. I felt great! I lost 15lbs (baby weight)!
I loosened the reins on my diet while we were in Copenhagen. When we returned home, I wanted to get back to eating sugar free - except I didn't. I was enjoying cereal and yogurt too much. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around I was eating cake again.
Today is my third day no sugar no dairy. I feel sluggish. Despite the baby sleeping through the night for two nights in a row (first time!!), I felt worse getting up. As if I was run over by a truck. I am going to chalk it up to sugar withdrawl? What else can it be? I can't wait to get back into the sugar free groove: no bloating, no afternoon crash, no cravings. The plan is to stay sugar free until Christmas. I also want to have a good head start before Halloween candy shows up.
Anyways, I am down to size 27 jeans from size 29 this summer. Those 15lbs I lost translated into two jeans sizes. A week ago I ordered online a pair of Gap 1969 deconstructed always skinny jeans in size 4/27 and I have been living in them. It is nice to get out of jeggings for a while and into jeans. The jeans do have a bit of give, but they didn't stretch out completely...I just need to wear a belt (or, perhaps I put tiny darts in the waist).
I also love my chambray shirt - I wear it practically every day. It is such a cozy layer between tank/tee and sweater. I want to get a white button down or even a striped button down to mix it up a bit. Of course, I don't feel like spending much...and I am not troubled by wearing the same thing day in and day out. Maybe on boxing day I will find something new?!
Today I dug around my closet and pulled out my splotchy joe's jeans. I need to wear these to death because how long will crazy prints really stay in style? Sooo trendy, no?
Oh and the top knot? The best hair style when you haven't washed your hair, you need a haircut, and your bangs have grown out to your chin. Everything ties back out of my face, and my dead ends are hidden.
ps. I think I will get my next haircut at Pacific mall, where my husband gets his hair trimmed. I haven't stepped into a salon for nearly a year. Things are a little out of control (scraggles) and I don't mind so much. When you are a stay at home mom, you can get away with letting some things slip...well, at least that's what I tell myself! So permit me a trendy top knot, sometimes a low bun with braided or twisted back bangs, or letting it down and not giving a damn!
UPDATE: I just read this interview with the author of Sweet Poison Quit Plan...I think you will be interested if you are thinking about quitting sugar! Here is an excerpt:
So all the diets [that you tried in the past] were a spectacular failure?
Primarily because they required me to use willpower and that just wasn’t my thing. I didn’t like resisting 24/7 and I didn’t like feeling hungry 24/7. I got to the point where I thought this can’t be so. Why would it be that suddenly in the 21st century we’re all required to have large helpings of willpower and hunger in order to stay the same weight as our grandparents did effortlessly?
And that’s what set me on the path of trying to find if there was any evidence behind what we were being told about dieting and I happened across the evidence on sugar.