As I post this I am beginning day 4. For any one considering taking a 2 week no sugar challenge, know that is will be super hard and prepare for major ups and down. My irritability has lessened and today I woke up with no lingering headache. Sunday was the hardest day and I was just beside myself for most of the day. Almost gave up on the whole thing about a thousand times. The key so far has been good planning and being prepared in advance on what I will be eating and keeping busy. No plan only leads to struggles and weakness so I have to keep doing what I am doing.
Thankfully I have my running to battle the sugar challenge. Within three days I have ran 16 mile and have felt great on each run. Monday I did an all over weight / ab workout and loved it. Tonight I will opt for a spin class and then pick up another short run on Wednesday. Will have to be careful not to overdo it while I am kicking the habit…LOL!!
Thank you for all of your suggestions and comments. Following the two weeks I can add honey etc. but until then it can only be natural sugar found in fruits and veggies. I am eating LOTS of greens. Just last night I had a Fuji apple and it truly was the sweetest, best tasting apple I believe I have ever had in my life!! May all of this will help correct my GI issues and get my body more balanced… any change has to be better than what I was doing. Being healthy is my #1 goal!!