DID I manage a sugar free Saturday? Not really. Skipped breakfast before work, worked till 12 midday. Popped out fir lunch with Neil (Coronation Chicken Sandwich with salad and some crisps along with a large skinny latte.)
Hmmmm not too bad. 2 Fab lolly ices today. Tea was cottage pie, homemade with 2 small slices Rye bread and butter. And 1 lemon mousse, diet.
Could have been worse.
Hoping to at least do a short walk tomorrow. Shame really that Neil can barely walk anywhere (severe pain in his legs, knees and back). He is very much aware that he needs to lose weight, this is not however the sole cause of his pains for which he takes a lot of medications for. Not being able to move a lot does hinder weight loss. I know how much pain he is in and he rarely goes on about it, I see the pain in his face every day.
It’s 2:20am early Thursday morning and I can’t get back to sleep. Mind you I did come up to bed earlier at 7pm.
Today I yet again managed to avoid all things sugary. No craving as such so far. My blood sugars have been pretty good. Avoiding sugar isn’t as difficult as I thought it’d be!
Breakfast was weetabix and skim milk, lunch was soup and rye bread and I just had a ham sandwich for tea.
Think I need to watch how much bread I’m eating.
Tomorrow I might make a yummy baked egg custard sprinkled with nutmeg.
Work was ok in the morning, then in the afternoon I went to my councelling/therapy.
Well, apart from needing to have a tube of glucose and 2 teaspoons of sugar for a hypo in the afternoon, I did well today avoiding sugary foods. It certainly helps not having the stuff in the house. We did call at the shop after work, but I did not even look at sweets, cakes, chocolate – ok I glanced!!!!
For breakfast I had wholemeal toast, soup for lunch and chickpea and chicken curry for tea. This isn’t too difficult at all, this avoiding sugary foods. Unfortunately I can’t do anything about hypos, I have to treat them with glucose/sugar quick acting then follow up with carbs.
Jonathans started his Zenical today, as prescribed by our GP. I’m sure he will do well, sometimes we need a helping hand even if it is tablets. I put a colour rinse on my hair tonight.
I’d like to continue to avoid sugary stuff.weighed myself this morning and was 12 st…….or 168 lbs, obviously far too much for a person who is not even 5 ft tall. Am tempted to hop on the scales each day, maybe I’ll just go on them when I feel like it (or remember). Off to bed early tonight to read, stops me from going in the kitchen for something to eat too!!!
I have decided to avoid
Pastries and things like this.
Today I did well, managed to avoid ‘the sweet stuff’
Went round the shops in the afternoon and could easily have given in and bought chocolate, but didn’t.
So here I am at almost 8:30pm on Monday evening having avoided sugary stuff all day, whoooo hooooo.
Breakfast/brunch was a sandwich out in Heswall. Tea was toasted rye bread. I did buy some barley cup coffeeish drink from the health food store, it was disgusting!
I didn’t get round to going to Slimming World, I felt tired and not in the mood.
So, only day 1 so far, hoping I can keep it going. Surely cutting out sugary sweet foods will help me start to lose weight?
Currently reading A Year Without Sugar, well, am just on the first chapter. Sugar is currently ‘the baddie’ as far as dieting and healthy diet is concerned. Much much worse than FAT.
Fat is now (the good sort), ok, good to eat.
I kind of agree with this. Sugar, of course for me (being type 1 Diabetic) is allowed but really, in moderation as with everything else. Must remind myself of that when stuffing my face with sugar and fat loaded yummy donuts.
I’ve been trying to get my blood sugars lower and in part succeeding, except for recently with a 5 day course of Prednisolone.
My heart has not been in sticking to the Slimming World Plan of late. Too much stress and anxiety on my ‘plate’. I’d love to go back to SW for the fab support and lovely people that go to my West Kirby Monday night class. Maybe I will, tomorrow night or next week?
Back to NO SUGAR.
Yes for a type 1 diabetic I do eat a fairly high sugar diet. I have no ‘stop’ button when eating cakes, sweets, donuts, desserts, donuts! I overload on white bread (hot buttery toast). If it’s in the kitchen, it’s nighttime and its yummy, I eat it. Yep, night time is my worst time for overeating.
I can’t sustain low carb, fat free, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free and all that but maybe I could definitely cut down on sugar and even go sugar free, that would be a novelty for me as a diabetic!!!!
Inspired by the first few pages of A Year Of No Sugar by Eve Schaub I am tomorrow, yes tomorrow, going to avoid sugar.
Would’ve started today but it’s Mother’s Day and Jonathans took me out for breakfast (French toast with bacon and maple syrup and a scone with cream), then this evening Thu made sweet little rich chocolate cakes, very nice.
So, tomorrow is the start of a NO SUGAR week. DID you think I was going to go for a whole year??????
Let’s start slowly. One week, NO SUGAR (except for treating hypos). A small amount of sugar/glucose and carbs are needed for treating lo e blood sugars, I cannot get away from this.
Sugar’ s in everything, especially processed foods. So I’ll try to eat home cooked food. Sugar free made foods are full of chemical sweeteners unfortunately, so also best avoided I think. Fruit, I love fruit so that’s fine. I’ll definitely have to look very carefully at what I am about to eat.
Day One is tomorrow. Wish me luck.