Monday, November 09, 2009

Sugar Detox Number Four Hundred Seventy-Seven

Once again, I am off the sugar. This weekend we went to Cheesecake Factory with a gift card and split a piece of pumpkin cheesecake and it was divine, but now I'm done (until Thanksgiving).

Last week I bought some Halloween candy on sale and proceeded to have a few pieces every day. And Jason made an apple pie last Sunday so we had some of that with ice cream for dessert for a few nights. I walked to work a few days, but haven't been to the gym in too long, especially considering the $46 a month it costs.

Last week I noticed that I felt kind of yucky a lot of the time, in direct proportion to the amount of sugar I had eaten that day. It's time to get this monkey off my back (Yes, it is very similar to heroin in my life).

No sugar today so far, and my head is achey. At least I'm familiar with this process and know that by Wednesday I will feel FANTASTIC. But not today.

I need some motivation. A friend emailed me and asked for this blog address again because she needed some inspiration (Hi, Donna!) and I thought to myself, bwahahahahaha! I mean, when she knew me in Chicago, I weighed about 40 pounds more than I do now, so I suppose that whole aspect might be a little inspiring. But I feel like a giant lazy bones lately, with no desire to go to the gym. Maybe feeling fantastic with no sugar in my system will help with the motivation.

Also, reading articles like this one don't help with the whole desire to go to the gym. More reason to get off the sugar, I suppose.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling motivated lately. And good luck with saying goodbye to sugar for a while.

And in terms of exercise not necessarily leading to weight loss, you know what I'm going to remind you of, don't you? :)

1. Exercise is good for your health.
2. Exercise is good for your mood.
3. Exercise can be fun.
4. Life is better with exercise! :)

You'll get your groove back! Promised! :)

Donna said...

Hi Kelly! I love the shout-out to me here! I feel sort of tangentially famous or something. :)

The fact that you've lost & kept off 40 lbs since I knew you (10 years ago, now!) *is* tremendously inspiring to me...and so is your stick-to-itiveness re: weight loss & exercise. It's so easy to fall off the wagon, but it takes courage, I think, to keep on trying.

Anyway, what you're doing now--detoxing from sugar--is fantastic. It makes me want to do the same...I did so well all day today, food-wise, but then I got home & devoured a bunch o' Trader Joe Almond Windmill cookies. Doh! I know I'll pay for it tomorrow morning with a sugar hangover.

The article link was fascinating. I do think that okay, maybe the whole "afterburn" concept wasn't borne out by the study, but it still illustrated the importance of exercise in weight loss (see the ending paragraphs) and in general.

But as my old hairdresser once said, "It's not so much what you do *in* the gym, it's what you do *outside* of it."

All that aside--please keep up the blog entries!!!


Steph Hoaglund said...


Keep up the work. It's a long journey with wind-y paths. I started my own website to hopefully inspire and support everyone on this journey:

hope it helps keep you going....

steph <--say hi to your dad!