Its been three days. Three whole days.
I think I’m having sugar withdrawal. Not that I’m a completely sugar free zone but the sugar levels have dropped mahoosive amounts. You don’t really know how much you eat until you have to limit it. And my body doesn’t like it. It’s missing the white stuff. If I wasn’t so determined to lose this extra weight I would have caved in by now and reached for some chocolate. Or baked a cake. Here’s some things that have helped me to resist ransacking the ‘snack box’ so far:
– I had a coffee. Even the making of the coffee kept my mind off what my body and my brain wanted, and then afterwards, I had something to hold in my hands. This would kinda defeat the point if you have three sugars in your coffee. Thankfully, I’m ok with coffee-sans sugar.
– I got busy with work. Rather than procrastinate I threw myself into the list of jobs that needed to be done on the computer. I’m someone that becomes consumed with the task in hand so rather than dream of cream cakes, my mind was otherwise engaged. Everytime my mind wandered to snacking I’d give myself just ‘one more’ job to do.
– I picked up my Slimming world magazine and look at some success stories. Some serious encouragement was needed and reading about people who had managed it made me feel I could do it too. I think out of everything I tried, this was by far the most effective. Distraction is great, but nothing beats a good dose of motivation.