Saturday, April 13, 2013

6: Bye bye, sugar (well...sorta...)

As most of you know by now, I've been on a new eating plan for the past few weeks.  I've basically eliminated sugar and white flour from my diet, and I separate my proteins/fats from my carbs (which are now all whole wheat).  My friend Heather started eating this way a year ago, and she lost 40 pounds and has kept it off all this time.  So, she was my inspiration.  Since I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, my nutritionist said I needed to lose 10 pounds which I thought was a little insane, but I guess she knows best.  So, I've started this diet.  In the first two weeks I dropped 6 pounds.  I was VERY SHOCKED actually.  I've lost one more and have three more to go.  Now, this is not to say that I never eat sugar.  I totally cheat on the weekends.  And I went out of town for work a few weeks ago and did not stick to it then either.  But for the most part, I eat this way during the week and enjoy some treats on the weekends.  I'm older now, and I just have to learn to balance my diet more than when I was younger and had a killer metabolism.  And surprisingly...I don't miss the bread and stuff as much as I thought I would.  Don't get me wrong, I ate a dinner roll when was out of town and it was GOOD.  But during the week, I don't find myself missing that stuff.  And my energy level is AMAZINGLY different and improved.  I'm telling you...carbs weigh you down (literally and figuratively.)  I don't get that afternoon sleepy/lull feeling anymore.  And I just generally feel good about myself.  I have never dieted before or ever tried to lose weight.  I've always been in the mid 120s, so I thought that was pretty good.  But now that I'm below 120, and I feel super "it makes me wanna go and get my driver's license renewed because my weight is wrong on there now" kinda way.  Not to mention, I haven't had any dizzy/near-fainting spells since I've started eating this way, so I feel like my blood sugar is staying level now too.  And that really is the most important thing!  So, yea me!  And thank you, Heather!  You are helping me change my life for the better.  :)