I Made It Two Months... No Sugar
Monday, February 29, 2016
This is end of month two without sugar. I made it. I am feeling great. I am not hungry all the time. It's gotten super easy to pass things up.. things that I know will derail my goal and not make me feel good. I've lost 23 pounds so far. This sort of puts me at the weight I was stuck at most of last year before August, when I went to Italy. So another 20 would put me back at a weight that I wouldn't mind being. If I lost another 20 after that, it would me back in hottie status where all my drinks magically get paid for, and where it becomes difficult to go out with friends and have a conversation because some dude is always trying to sit with us. I am not rewarding myself for weight loss though. I am rewarding myself for the things I can control like my diet and exercise. This month, I am rewarding myself with a cruise to Mexico. The tickets have been purchased.
I gained back this weight, I was tiny size 4/2's for a long while (all my favorite clothes are tiny), because I had a tumor in my ovary and a hemorrhagic cyst that seemed to rupture when I ran. Then, I had some inflammation going on as well, and my uterus was the size of someone 11 weeks pregnant for about a good year. That just zapped all of my energy. I was out asleep by 6pm most nights. Surgery after took 6 weeks at home to recover from, but really I think I was recovering all of last year. So I am rebuilding my core from nothing. That muscle was cut. This year, I've added a lot of wii fit hoola hoop and some yoga. Last year, after a lot of beginner yoga classes, I had enough strength in my core to sit on the floor without something behind me, and make it through a regular day without back pain. This year I'd really like to get some real strength back. I was doing like 200 crunches a day. I had the start of a six pack. So I think this might be the month I start the crunches. It might just be starting with 20 on the yoga ball... I'll work it up.