Sugar : my frenemy

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Hmmm, so… as I finish my chicken and salad on mountain bread wrap… I guess I could write some news ūüôā

The first, I’m not so proud of – after 3 days of eating only protein (in the detox phase of my eating plan), and one day of eating well, last night, I succumbed to a Magnum. ¬†I was at my sister’s house for dinner, and I don’t know what it is about people that makes them offer you delicious things as soon as they know you are on a healthy eating plan, BUT THEY ALWAYS DO and I didn’t have the willpower to say no.

Yes, it was wrong, and I hated myself afterwards, because it was all I could think about until I went to bed last night – after denying my body sugar for 3 days, that sugar hit was honestly like a drug, and once I’d had it, I wanted more…..¬†BUT I DIDN’T!!!!!! And that is a first for me, as a Magnum or any other sweet treat is usually the beginning of an all-out sugar binge.

I think, more than anything, I will find giving up sugar the hardest post-surgery. ¬†Eating refined sugars or starchy carbs after a gastric bypass is a definite no-no as it goes straight through your system and causes “dumping syndrome” – which may mean¬†nausea,¬†vomiting,¬†bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness and fatigue… and I don’t know about you, but I don’t think any amount of sugar is worth feeling that crappy. ¬†Not to mention counter-productive to going through such a huge surgery and why you are doing it in the first place.

The hubby went back to work this morning – he works away in mining for 2 weeks and is home for 2 weeks at a time – the 2 weeks at home is great, as I get a break and a helping hand – not to mention an adult to talk to! As for the 2 weeks he is away, well, I’ve gotta say, they’re pretty tough. ¬†I don’t have many friends with children or any family close by, so looking after my monsters on my own for 2 weeks…. well, lets just say it’s a challenge! ¬†So, the challenge for this fortnight will be to live in my high stress surroundings, and NOT turn to food to make it feel better. ¬†While my husband was home I also had someone to be accountable to, and he is also changing his eating habits in order to support me while also gaining benefits for his health too. ¬†Don’t get me wrong – the break from each other is a blessing sometimes too – and I wouldn’t dare admit it to him, but on a day like today, the hubby is back at work, the kids are in daycare, it is SO GOOD to just sit at home in silence!

Now for some motivation to get off the couch and do something physical…………….

Til next time,

Tash.

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