March 4th 2013
A day that will probably not go down in infamy, but one that will assuredly be difficult.
Good bye, sugar. Goodbye, delicious things made with sugar. Goodbye Starbucks drinks, brown sugar in my coffee, delicious cookies from Parchment, chocolate bars, hot cocoa, goodbye to all the sweet treats I love and don’t even give a second thought to eating.
Hello complicated baking. Hello, honey. Hi maple syrup. Hey there, whole grains, whole foods, and a new juicer.
Today is the day I give up all refined sugars for 30 days (to start, before I begin giving up all the other things that are probably bad for me). Today is the day that I take my doctor’s advice and begin doing all the lifestyle things that I need to do, in order to help get my most-likely-fibro-but-we-aren’t-positive-and-I-am-uninsured flares and pain managed.
Everything hurts, I’m tired all the time and I have no endurance. Screw that. The road to feeling better starts today.
This isn’t about losing pounds, though if I’m honest, I’ll say it’ll be a nice side effect if it happens. THis is about getting stronger, feeling better, and having the energy to live the life I would rather be living.
This is about looking and feeling 43, not 53.
Gluten, you’re probably next.