On Dieting, First Week

I wrote here that I would try to eliminate refined sugar from my diet for a week and report the results.

Honestly, I did not go the entire week without something sweet. I did have Brown Cow yogurt and that's pretty sweet and an apple pie from McDonald's yesterday. I am so ashamed 🙁

I used to feel sluggish whenever undertaking a diet limiting sugar but this time I substituted low glycemic fruits like blueberries. I also committed to cooking and NOT eating fast food. Bananas give me such a sugar rush that I feel like going to sleep after I eat them, so bananas are off the table.

Results have been more energy and I am down five pounds!!!

Another big result, I have been alternating my walks with jog/walk sequences. I can actually jog longer than I ever have before. Yeah!!!!!

10 thoughts on “On Dieting, First Week

  1. Taula, thanks for sharing and super kudos on the weight loss. If you are in need of a free food tracker I suggest using fitday.com. I am also trying to limit the amount of refined sugar I take in. I am committed to only eating three refined sugars a week. You should also try and set a goal of running in a 3k or 5k there is a Lupus walk/run event coming up in Farmers Branch in April. I am going to run the Boulder,CO 5k this year and only Lord knows how I am going to make it with the altitude. Best of luck

  2. Super Congrats….I can’t seem to get off the couch or stop my consumption of sweets. Keep it going…You are my motivation.

  3. Thank you,
    I was thinking of training with Luke’s Locker but I have not had a consistent schedule. Once I do, I will definetly start. That is a goal of mine. I know two people who have run marathons and it did wonders for them.  

  4. Thank you TB,
    I just started to feel better. I did fast from sunup to sundown on of the days. That kind of jolted my system. Plus I have been drinking more water and eating less salt. Running before my voice lesson gives me a clearer sound.. That is a secondary motivation for me.

  5. Hey! Tula it is much easier than you think, I am down 15 – 20lbs not eating fast food or refined sugar. There is a lot of sweet that can be found in a baked sweet potato.
    If you can bake it for about an hour 45 and eat some veggies you might have a great filling meal.
    Hang in there, this too shall become a way or life before you know it.

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