Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 13

Sadly I'm still without scales, so I can't update on my weight.

I did think, though, that I should update you on how I'm doing.

To those of you who missed my announcement, I cut (almost all) carbs out of my diet in an attempt to break my sugar addiction. The plan is that I'm going carb-less until I feel bad, and then I'm re-introduce unrefined carbs back into my diet.

Diet here being what I plan to eat for the rest of my life.

And you know what? I'm at day thirteen, almost two weeks in and I'm doing great. I had one scone over the weekend because I felt my energy dragging after a fourteen hour day on Friday (carbless, I might add.). And you know what? That one scone held me up for a ten hour active day. (Arranged flowers for a wedding. We ate lunch etc, but I skipped carbs again.)

Which I think goes to show how much unnecessary carbs I've put into my system before. I mean, if one scone on an active day is enough, six slices of bread or equivalent on non-active ones are waaaaaaaay too many.

And I'm definitely feeling the difference. I have started to up my activity levels in general (more walking, mainly), but am staying away from jogging etc. for now as at my weight, it won't be good for the joints. And on next to no carbs (I do get a few in, but unrefined and not more than about 10g as a rule.), I feel energetic and much more alert than I've felt in months.

Also, more stable. It's like I have a constant source of energy going through my entire day, instead of buzzing and crashing in cycles.

So yes, I know that my body will need carbs (it's come up in the comments multiple times), but until I'm in a condition where I can exercise enough to need them again, I'm staying away. Why? Because I feel better without them.

Anyone else changing their life-styles? How're you doing?


Julie Luek said...
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Julie Luek said...

Try again:

It's all a balance and takes a little tweaking here and there to see what our bodies respond to. Best to you-- glad this is going well.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The walking will help a lot. It has so many benefits mentally and physically. I always enjoy reading your inspiring journey on here Misha.

Stephanie Faris said...

Just trying to cut calories, still. I can't quite cut carbs--my addiction to chocolate won't let me!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I haven't done well with dieting, but I have upped my bike ride minimum to 19 miles - four days a week. I feel more tired in the afternoons, but overall, my energy level has increased.

Arlee Bird said...

Good for you for doing this. I need to make some dietary changes. I am badly addicted to sugar and I'm feeling the effects lately--lethargy, tiredness, occasional dizziness. This is going to be very tough for me.

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Annalisa Crawford said...

It's great you're getting some walking in. It always helps to lift my mood.