Let’s check in on week nine of refined sugar & me in 2017! This week I’m down one more pound, making it a total of ten pounds in nine weeks. So I was pretty excited after weighing in this morning, because ten seems like a little milestone, right?
And then I was talking with a friend today…
And we were talking about weight and sugar and exercise and such, and I mentioned that I’d lost 10 pounds since the end of December. And then she looked at me in disbelief… and now I need new friends. (No, I still love ya! but…)
So anyway, I know that because of the way I am built and because I still have a long way to go, 10 pounds is not as noticeable on me as it might be on someone else. But what else do I know?
My pants fit better…
I feel better overall…
I have more energy…
My brain feels clearer…
And I’m still moving down the right path!
Is it all about the weight?
I received an email earlier this week asking if avoiding refined sugar was all about weight loss for me given that I’ve started each of these posts with a report on weight. So I’ve given that some thought over the last few days, and think I can pretty confidently say that: No, no it is not. I’m not going to pretend that weight loss isn’t a huge part of it for me, because, hello — of course it is! But two months into this experiment, I feel so much better in general that I don’t want to slip back into my old eating habits.
So, that’s me this week
How are you doing on your own healthier eating plan so far — and what have you found that helps you stay on track?
- Week One: The Experiment Begins
- Week Two: Let’s Check In, And Questions Answered
- Week Three: By Any Other Name (+ a printable list of common names for sugar on ingredient lists)
- Week Four: The Pitfalls of Dining Out
- Week Five: Getting Moving
- Week Six: On Sugar and Calories
- Week Seven: Fraught with Freebies
- Week Eight: The Clean Plate Club
Or, you can follow the whole Refined Sugar and Me series here.