So my first week of quitting sugar went off with a colossally poor start. Not only am I far too hormonal for this, but I have also found that my slow weight gain is a sever side effect of the anti-depressants I was on. Over the space of just over a year I have gained 15 kg (or 33lbs). So I have gone from 67kg (147 lbs) to 82 kg (180 lbs) while not eating processed food and doing yoga everyday. I thought it would of been more related to the fact that I was crazy sick for about three months, but apparently not. I am rather disappointed that I was unaware that this was such a prominent side effect of the medication I was on. Needless to say that I do not currently look anything like the lady to the left, but it was just about the only stock photo I could find of a person on a scale that wasn’t making the model look like some kind of sex object. Any way, that is a whole different kind of rant that I wont get into that today.
I am going to continue with the quit sugar detox plan, but my failure this week is going to make the next 7 week a whole lot harder, but this is just part of the journey. Hopefully it should be a little easier now that I am passed my hormonal week. I would like to give a quick shout out to my lovely friend that I work with for being super supportive, my darling husband and of course my wonderful mother. The three of you are so great at keeping me honest and making me laugh.
So I am embarking on the second week of quitting sugar and also adjusting to new medication. This is potentially going to make it easier to quit as one of the side effects is a reduced appetite (although my husband is making me eat and threatening me with using a funnel to force feed me if I don’t feel like it). I am very excited and nervous about the next step in this journey and I will continue to share this journey with my blog, mostly because it is keeping me on track and keeping me honest.