Day 4 was not too bad, but Day 5 (today) was not great.
I left the house w/ the boys for the day. I think this is key to my success on the diet. It is tough to be around yummy treats and food all day. The beach was relaxing and a great way for me to emotionally unwind. I did start to get the sugar withdrawal headaches and a little bit of joint pain. Whenever my body is detoxing I ALWAYS get joint pain in my left knee. How strange is that? So I was not surprised when my knee hurt all last night. I felt really dehydrated from the beach and the sun and was really craving something sweet to pick me up. I have these Organic Rehydration Drinks that are only sweetened w/ honey and I was totally wanting to chug one. I probably needed more protein to help me feel better, and the raw milk was just not doing it for me. So I went to bed tired and fatigued. I need more time to relax, but with 2 wild boys that just doesn’t happen.
I crashed this morning and added some raw honey to my smoothie. I am a failure I know!!!! I was just soooooooo tired this morning. Nothing was helping me feel better. It is a small setback and tomorrow I will say NO. I hope to be able to withstand the amazing honey in my cabinet. Maybe it was my post about honey that really stuck it in my sub-conscience. Anyway- I must confess. I am sorry for the mess-up. This is no walk in the park! Today was a lousy day. The boys were super cranky from the beach day yesterday and so there was lots of silly fighting. They are in a tough phase right now. They LOVE cat fighting-even though they are boys!!!!! I don’t get it. Other than my honey slip I did really well. I rested a lot today, so I was not that hungry or tired. More power for tomorrow. I came across something on Facebook today and helped me feel good about this NO SUGAR CHALLENGE.
This is motivating.
And it you need more motivation go check out this website. It seems like sugar articles are everywhere right now. That is great for me because it keeps my eye on the goal! I need all the motivation I can get, because when my boys finally go to sleep at night I just want to go grab a BIG treat.
~Green Boot Girl