DAY#258 - Sugar, grrrr!
I know I am preaching to the choir, but I am gonna say it anyway. Sugar is not a friend. Not even close. Now don't get me wrong, I love what sugar does for me when added to different foods. However its long lasting negative effects are what I hate.
Before I left for vacation and obviously during my HCG diet I kept sugar and starches at a minimum. Potatoes, Rice, Flour & Sugar were kept at bay in my daily eating and only allowed into my life in small amounts. When I left for vacation however, I opened up the flood gates and allowed more sugar and starch in. Those foods are yummy. I enjoyed eating them and while I was consuming them I felt no ill effects. However, now that I have been back from vacation for a few days and have tried to regulate my eating and exercise I have felt the effects.
Plain and simple, sugar acts like a drug. I have spent days going through sugar withdraw, it is awful. Before sugar I spent months eating less food than I have in decades without ill effect. But since sugar my hunger pains are huge. I could easily eat a high protein, high fat, low carb breakfast and feel full till lunch. Now two hours later and my body is screaming for food. FEED ME (SUGAR). NOW!
I forgot about those feelings and hunger, but they have been all too real this week. I am slowly easing back into my eating lifestyle, I did have a good food filled thanksgiving and stuffed myself. I tried very hard to not go overboard and I think i did ok. Lets just say I didn't eat till my pants split :)
As far as my weight goes I am down 14+lbs from my post vacation high and that puts me less than 10lbs from my comfortable pre-vacation weight zone. So amusingly enough it seems like my body is gonna go back to the weight it came from and that means my hypothalamus is still doings its job. w00t!
So how is my 5k training going? Yeah it goes. I have run 2 times so far since returning and I plan on running again tomorrow. It has not been easy getting back into the groove after 3 weeks of leisure. I am also not very good in the the cold air. As a kid I had exercise Induced asthma and never played outside in the winter. I actually had a Dr. Note that excused me from Gym if they went outside in the cold. So running in 40 degree weather has been something to say the least. I have made it through my runs alive, but my pace has decreased by about 5 minutes for my 5k. :( I have 2 more weeks before the Jingle bell run so we shall see what happens.
Speaking of the Jingle Bell run. My team is at 100% of my goal which is very cool. But I have not met my personal goal yet. I still need a few more sponsors. And I have two team mates who have joined me that needs sponsored yet. Will you consider sponsoring me or one of my team mates?? The money goes to the Arthritis Foundation and is tax deductible. Please consider sponsoring us. thanks!
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