One month without sugar is done. I made it through alive. And, I may have actually killed my sweet tooth in the process. And, I lost 6 pounds. I didn't really change anything else. And, I was actually working out less than I usually do. I no longer have a mid-afternoon slump or feel like I desperately need a nap at 3pm. I feel more alert. And, generally speaking, I just feel healthier and happier. And, according to my mom, I'm nicer. I guess that was the whole point. And, it worked.
So, what does this all mean? Well, it means I'm going to keep my sugar intake to a minimum. Its just not worth it to go through the sugar detox again. I had a nasty headache for the first couple of days of the month. Another contributing factor the the headache is that I accidentally gave up caffeine at the same time - I haven't been drinking coffee since the beginning of the year and I used to drink regular soda and a Red Bull during the day, both have sugar, so they were both out. So, no caffeine. But, I did discover that I can have a bit of coffee (a couple of cups a week at this point) so that's good news. I just need to not go overboard with it. And, I'm back to drinking tea again. So, I'm getting some caffeine, but I don't want to be dependent on it.
Now I'm no longer dependent on coffee or sugar. Win! And, I've had a giant bag of Halloween candy on my desk all morning and I haven't eaten anything from it. Although I did have a few red vines this morning. They were still delicious, but one would have been enough. No need to overindulge. That's a big change for me. Usually its one is too many, ten is never enough.
For now I'm panning on keeping the sugar intake to a minimum. Sticking with eating things that aren't high in sugar and I won't be having any soda anytime soon.
In other, unrelated news, I was able to successfully register for Vineman 70.3 this morning. Yay! I'm ready to tackle the training this year and be more focused. I want to see what I'm truly capable of and go for a big PR. Now I just need to figure out the rest of my racing schedule for the year. I also need to figure out if I'm going to do this with a team, or solo and hire a coach. Plus, I want to find 2 or 3 other 70.3's I can add to my schedule. I wanted to do Hawaii 70.3, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. I'm leaning toward Lake Stevens at the moment. Looks like I've got some decision making to do.