Sugaraholic.

I made a decison last week to cut out the added sugar from my diet.  I’m hypoglycemic, and the sugar–and lots of it–I’ve been eating does nothing for my insulin and blood sugar levels.  Well, it does something, but nothing good.  And while I’ve known for a very long time that it has gotten out of control again, it’s taken until yesterday for me to actually get it back under control.  But, by golly, yesterday I felt fantastic.  I had so much energy.  And so much more pep.  It gave me a whole new perspective on how I should feel versus how I did feel while hopped up on sweets.

Before, I kept thinking that maybe my problem was a lack of exercise, and I bought a pedometer (in the dollar bin at Target) and tracked my steps.  Which, by the way, I was taking plenty of (steps, that is.)  I averaged 10,000 steps before I even added any exercise.  So knowing that lack of movement wasn’t necessarily my problem, I knew I would have to take a look at my diet.

It’s funny how I knew I shouldn’t eat a lot of sugar and simple carbohydrates, especially with an absence of a protein accompaniment, yet because the slow descent into sugar-aholism was so gradual I didn’t realise how much of it I was eating.  Or maybe I did realize and just didn’t want to acknowledge it.

But, ya’ll, it really does make a difference in how I feel.  I may even go so far to say it makes a difference in how I act.  It certainly makes a difference in how much I weigh.  Just removing the added sugars has left me 2 pounds lighter already.  And that, folks, is the sugar-free icing on top of a sugar-free cake.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sara's Mom on 06/27/2007 at 11:30 pm

    Well, you are sweet enough without the added sugar. Speaking about real treats, I wanted to tell you that my check came today! So……..yours should be there momentarily if not already there. That should bring you something to look forward too. Thanks again for the hint about Blingo…….

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