Tuesday, July 3, 2012

5 Weeks...

So today is 5 weeks without carbs and sugar.  Five weeks without a bagel in the morning, sandwich at lunch and/or normal dinners.  I am doing good and have mastered this big change.  Gone are the days of sneaking down to our VP's office for bite size candy bars..you know the kind that are just small enough to not really count...even if you eat three of them?  Then there are the delicious oatmeal raisin cookies at the cafeteria that I love...and am lucky enough to have friends there that drop off extras in the afternoon to us...no more.  Einstein's bagels...the people there are probably wondering what happened to me.  Seriously, I am addicted to the pretzel bagel with light cream cheese, not to mention the perfect fountain diet coke.

No carbs and no sugar is not easy but there are so many things you can eat, that you just have to be creative.      I have been cooking so much, seriously spending more time in my kitchen than I ever have.  And...cooking in my not-so-new kitchen is motivating me to keep going thinking of how nice it will be to be to have a new kitchen.  So, it's eggs, chicken, bacon and salad for a while..maybe soon some good-for-you carbs like half a sweet potato or chick peas..that sounds so fun.  

My next challenge is to drop the Diet Coke.  I can't believe I actually just typed that here but this whole thing would go a lot smoother without the soda.  I will attempt to switch over to iced tea shortly, I am just preparing myself mentally.  My road trip to North Carolina this week will be a tester of sorts, to see just how much willpower I really have.


Laurie Tester said...

Go, girl!! You are tackling one of the hardest addictions out there. 5 weeks is awesome. I bet you feel better and have lost weight, too. It's hard to give up carbs...I know because I'm reluctant. So proud of you!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Good for you! Please share some recipes!

As for cutting out/down on crack...I mean Diet Coke...try flavored seltzer waters. I also sometimes add a drop or two of Mio to seltzers. It really gives you the sweet and fizzy that you crave. Now, it's not the same. But it does help curb cravings.