Well today was the day that I decided to give that sugar the cold shoulder.
Its about a week before Jan 1st and I decided this time around that I was going to start BEFORE the first to make those healthy habits go in effect. After 2 months off I knew that I needed to start small, I guess if you call breaking up with that sweetness that gave you comfort since I was knee high to a grasshopper SMALL, then yes… I did that.
Today I started off with reading my scriptures for 30 minutes then jumping in the shower. After getting dressed I went LIVE on my FB sharing my 5 tips that I use to get me going in the right direction. Then I drank my ketones and rushed out the door. Getting up early is such a struggle for me when it is still dark out, and considering I didn’t get to bed until after 1 am. But lately that has been the story of my life and I am looking forward to getting a great night sleep again. Thats what I don’t get, why do I keep myself from eating healthy ( staying in ketosis) KNOWING that I feel so DANG great when I am there. Its like I enjoy punishing myself or something. Its just so dang annoying and silly I tell ya.
I got to work and I knew it was going to be a pretty good day, I felt motivated from my LIVE and I have been binge watching Chefs Table on Netflix which always gets me inspired and the craving to start creating again. I love that I work with friends because its nice being able to share that excitement and get feedback. My good friend Liz is the one who inspired me to even start down this journey. I’ve always wanted to , but didn’t believe I could I guess.
So as I am working and watching more Chefs table I continue to drink my water, I know from the past that staying hydrated really helps. I start getting hungry around 12 noon and make myself a plate of favorites without any attention to pretty. I just wanted to satisfy my tastebuds. I noticed that after I ate my cheeks got really red and my face felt on fire, I notice this often when I reduce carbs and right after I eat. I image my body just powered into overdrive and begun to burn my food as fuel and it makes me feel like a Bad A food digesting machine and don’t pay much attention after.
Around 2pm I started to get tired and went down for more ketones, I also grabbed a Keto cookie Liz made… THANK GOD my boss is KETO and a good cook.
Around 4pm I wanted to snack. I wasn’t hungry, just bored or my old habits were surfacing and I wanted something to do with my mouth. But instead I drank water and I forgot quickly.
Ive been having a personal issue with a friend and trying to establish boundaries, its rough and when I get stressed I notice that out of nowhere I want to eat. This happened tonight right as I got home. And again right before I went to write my first blog post. It feels like I didn’t want to think about it or walk through the feelings so I tried to distract myself or cope with food. But I didn’t !! I can proudly say that today I did NOT eat any of that sugar or evil Christmas candy. I did however went for a bowl of pecans and lilly sugar free chocolate chips. Still thats a win in my book.
I think tomorrow I am going to go full on Keto and stick to 20 carbs or less. And even try to get back to IF ( intermitted fasting ) All in all I wasn’t too hungry and felt pretty good.
Day zero in the books … peace out