For real…. This has been a roller coaster of discipline and hardcore training myself to not eat sugar! I am over halfway done with ONE week left! Still sugar free and feeling great!!! Week 3 was pretty easy-peasy except for Thursday. I almost died – details are in Thursday’s recap. This detox is such a learning experience and I am so glad I decided to do it. Yes I miss sugar. Yes I want a large coke. Yes I really want a large chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard! But, good news…. I have one week left!!!!
So with that being said, here is Week 3 recap by day:
Day 16 – Saturday
Had a 6-mile run on Saturday and felt great. We had some friends in town and they came to watch Ridge’s soccer game. Then went to have lunch at Central Market so I was excited for a yummy salad. The weather was perfect so spent the day outside and drank lots of water. We were supposed to go celebrate a birthday at my husbands aunts house but Ridge fell asleep early so I stayed home with him. So lucky me, I enjoyed a tasty bowl of sugar free shredded wheat cereal with cinnamon (sarcasm)…. And a glass of red wine 🙂
Day 17 – Sunday
We had a LOOOOONNNGGGG day of packing and starting to get everything ready to move. I went on a short run and had some toast with sugar free apricot jelly from Central Market. If you are toast and jelly person like me you should check this jelly out… its amazing!!!
I made homemade pizza for dinner on a whole wheat tortilla, tomato pasta, shredded cheese and olives. My husband wasnt a big fan since he likes thicker pizza but me and Ridge were fans. After a long day of packing, I also enjoyed a glass of red wine! 🙂
Day 18 – Monday
Back to Monday and feeling great. I can tell I have more energy and the cravings are starting to decrease even more. We had lots of rain on Sunday and it was still raining Monday (allday). Went to the gym for arm day and still had some energy afterwards so I ran 2 miles on the treadmill. The eating part of this detox has been easier and I know I will be sticking to better choices during the day. Bringing lunch to work was always a hassle at night and sometimes I just didn’t feel like making it but now I have decided that it needs to be a priority. Eating out is not healthy and becomes expensive. I have saved so much money during this process so its good to know there are more pros than cons. For dinner, I made turkey meatballs with quinoa! Will be making this one again.
Day 19 – Tuesday
Loving the Blueberry, Strawberry & Banana smoothies!!!
Ingredients: blueberries, strawberries, banana, rolled oats, peanut butter, protein powder and chia seeds! These really do keep you full and give you energy all morning. I love a tasty and quick meal in the mornings while trying to get out of the house in one piece. Ate leftover turkey meatballs/quinoa for lunch which I am a huge fan of meatballs. It feels amazing finding such healthy meals that do not have to taste like dirt. Since it was raining in the morning I didnt get a run in so I decided to take a rest day 🙂
Day 20 – Wednesday
Crazy day at work calls for lots of coffee!!! There were new people joining our office and a large meeting in the afternoon. I am usually arranging everything for meetings and getting new hires on board and situated in their offices. This was a crazy, hectic day but luckily I had a “mom dinner” later that night with all of the soccer moms. It was much needed after a long day. Taco Diner here we come. I went with the ceviche and red wine. Of course the other moms had mambo taxi’s which are always my go-to at Taco Diner! This was a fun night! 🙂
Day 21 – Thursday aka (Day from Hell)
I had to get breakfast for the office then lunch for another meeting. There were people all over the office asking for this and that so I was running around like crazy… all I needed was a “Superwoman” cape. All of this on top of dealing with a migraine… I really wanted to go get a large Coke from McDonald’s which is what helps cure my migraines. But, I have come this far without sugar I didn’t want to turn back now. So the migraine actually turned into making me nauseous and sick the rest of the day. Thankfully, I could get my morning over with and was able to help out as much as possible but I was ready to get home and sleep. I left around lunch time and thank god I did because I got sick at home. I was down for the count the rest of the day. I get migraines every now and then but this one was pretty much death! I haven’t had any major side effects yet and I am not sure if the migraine had anything to do with no sugar. It was not fun so hopefully I don’t experience that again!
Day 22 – Friday
SOOOOO glad Thursday is over! Felt so much better and refreshed after such a bad experience. I had some toast and almond butter with a large glass of water. I know I was probably de-hydrated from the crazyness Thursday and not being able to keep anything down. I was ready to get through this work day and get a nice workout in to make up for missing 2 days. It was one of the girls birthdays yesterday so of course I went to Nothing Bundt Cakes and didn’t have one… And they are still in the kitchen staring me in the face. However, I walked past them and said I will be enjoying one of these very soon. I made ground turkey tacos and had a glass of wine to celebrate another sugar free week!
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Have you thought about doing a detox or sugar free diet? Are there any healthy recipes you are loving?