I have really enjoyed my “How’d I Do Friday” posts these past six weeks. I’ve enjoyed being able to look back on my eats, my workouts, and how my weeks ended up playing out. As much as I love planning things out, sometimes you just have to roll with the bumps in the road, last minute plans, and changes along the way.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my eats these past few weeks, so being able to go back through my “How’d I Do Friday” posts has been helpful. I found that some days were quite balanced, while others were high in carbohydrates, processed foods, and lots of sugar. I wasn’t disappointed in my eats by any means, but it just got me thinking about what I’m putting into my body and how those foods are affecting me.
Overall I’ve been feeling great these past few months. I’m feeling better in my clothes, confident in the weight room, strong during my runs, and more in control of my eats. What hasn’t changed however is my weight on the scale. My weight has stayed in the same 5 pound range (228-233) and really, I’ve weighed that for the past few years.
Now before I get a “just throw out your scale” comment, I’m not there. The scale, along with other methods of tracking my progress, is important for me. I considered ditching the scale for good this past summer but ultimately decided that weighing myself here and there was a good assessment for me because of my weight loss goals. I went from weighing myself at least once a day to every few weeks, which is so much healthier for me.
Seeing my body weight last Friday honestly didn’t make much sense, as I’ve been feeling pretty good, but I took it for what it was and started to think more about my diet. You see, the truth is, I eat a lot of sugar. Whether it’s coffee creamer, English muffins, salad dressings, or ice cream, I eat my fair share of sugar.
Now I also eat a lot of really healthy foods, but I’ve been thinking a lot about how my sugar intake is affecting my weight loss. Insert the 21 Day Sugar Detox.
I’ve been itching to read this book ever since seeing the 21 Day Sugar Detox Instagram account and finally bit the bullet yesterday. What’s awesome is, although the book wasn’t released until today, my purchase came with 7 PDF guides to get me started until the book arrives later this week.
I plowed through the PDFs and quickly realized it was exactly what I’ve been looking for. I feel best and lose the most body fat when I eat this way, but I’ve gotten far from this lifestyle these past 4 years. Though I do not plan to go sugar free or to never eat a dessert or artificial sweetener again, reading through Diane Sanfilippo’s program made me want to clean up my diet more!
I have some really exciting news to share with y’all tomorrow, which is going to tie in really well with what I’m learning in the 21 Day Sugar Detox! Yes the holidays are right around the corner, but I know that I want to feel amazing come 2014 and don’t want to wait until then to change!