Yes, I’m going without sugar right as we enter the crazy holiday season. You’re probably shaking your head, thinking I’ve finally lost my very last marble.
It certainly feels that way!
October was a terrible month for me, I think I probably already mentioned that… it was stressful because I had no paying work coming in, but had tons of other responsibilities to attend to. Then November was even more stressful – first iDSD, then receiving an avalanche of work that we later learned was humanly impossible to get done by the deadline… we got 92% of it done in time.
Soooo I’ve turned to sugar again. And we ate out a lot, or ordered in gluten free pizza. Yeah, slap me on the wrist and hold me captive until the Paleo Police pull up to reprimand me and throw me in paleo jail.
I’m over it. And I’m going to do something about it.
I’ve read about the 21 Day Sugar Detox on many of the popular paleo blogs and just never committed to doing it, because I didn’t want to spend $21 to get all the material. But now… there’s a new book!
So stupid me, while I’m still digging myself out from under my avalanche at work… I buy the book. While munching on those candy corn like pumpkins. And Warheads — oh favorite candies of my youth that I can only get around Halloween!
Yeah, I had a big problem. And it was like a slap in my ignorant face. I don’t even know how I came about buying it, I think I had just purchased the Primal Cravings book and then the oh so stalkerish Amazon suggested the 21DSD book to me…
When we first went primal, it was for both our long term health and to lose the weight. I stuck to about 60g of carbs a day, but was still having things like a bit of honey here and there. I felt my best when I was sticking to that weight-loss level of carbs each day. 21DSD doesn’t even allow that bit of honey, and fruits are very limited — lemons, limes, green apples, and green bananas I think. I need that restriction to get my brain back to not liking sweet things.
Now that I know I’m going to do this, I need to prepare. I need to plan. I need to spend a ridiculous amount of money to restock our empty freezer and pantry… because they’re empty. Jeff says he’s on board with this, but I know he’ll probably still eat off plan at work. That’s OK for me, I know how hard it is for him with the limitations he has at work… but it would still be nice to have someone else going through the complete torture… er, I mean detox… with me.
I’ll probably start after Thanksgiving. I wanted to start before, but I never got the chance to prepare when I wanted to… and now I’m learning, we’re attending three Thanksgiving meals, all on different days. It’ll be just too hard to try and keep to 21DSD with all that going on.
Anyone with me? Anyone just as insane, er, I mean… dedicated to eating healthier? My goal is to start December 1st, right after Thanksgiving is over… but with just enough time to be able to indulge in hot chocolate and peppermint white russians on Christmas Eve!