By Jon Belt
The first two weeks of cutting sugar have not been that bad. I had really bad days, but really great ones too. I was tested on the fourteenth day with a stomach bug and nothing in my stomach. I had many cravings during the day for sugar and items that contained sugar. Although, I did eat bread for the first time during this challenge; I feel I did not disrupt the integrity of the challenge. I am in recovery mode with the stomach bug from hell, which has caused me to have NO appetite today. I have managed to weigh and measure myself thus far.
Weight - 279
Chest - 48"
Belly - 47.5"
Waist - 43.5"
Calf - 17"
Bicep - 15"
Weight - 268
Chest - 47"
Belly - 46"
Waist - 43"
Calf - 16.5"
Bicep - 15"
Click on the images below to see my daily food journal
December 12, 2016
Day fifteen has been a day of recovery from a nasty stomach bug. I haven't exercised in over three days, and I feel it. Cheers to recovery.
December 13, 2016
Still in recovery mode. The only appetite I had today was for soup and saltines. I believe I need a good night sleep. Hoping for a new man in the morning. Cheers to health.
December 14, 2016
Day seventeen was basically night and day from the previous three days. I felt recharged, refreshed, and recovered. I woke up at 4:00 am and did my morning routine of meditation, journaling, and exercising.
December 15, 2016
I was tested with over-eating today. Four words: "Pizza and Pop Party." The themed alliteration was for our basketball teams. Talk about will-power. It took all my strength to not go into the teacher's lounge and devour a large pizza by myself. The struggle is real. I did look up the nutrition facts on a similar type pizza, and the results weren't that bad (2g of sugar per slice). So I ate pizza for the first time in 18 days, which could be a record for me. It is my kryptonite. I was tempted to take the leftovers home, but resisted.
December 16, 2016
Today was a tough day. Woke up grumpy, didn't sleep well, didn't work out, didn't prepare well, and didn't eat great. It was an off day. We all have off days. The key is to not make it effect your week, month, or year. I had a bad day. I should have tried to change my state, but I didn't. So what. Tomorrow is a new day, and it's going to be better. Cheers to bad days.
December 17, 2016
I'm disappointed with myself today. I've gone another day without exercise, and I'm not sure why I keep doing this to myself. I keep telling myself excuses. I have it in my head if I don't take care of exercise in the morning it's not going to happen. I danced around being productive today with my diet and my health. I will be better tomorrow.
December 18, 2016
Day twenty-one started with a morning run, and I forget sometimes how much better I am after a run. I am much more productive and excited for the day. Nine days to go.
December 19, 2016
Once I've discovered that tortilla chips have zero sugar, I have been indulging just a bit. I am struggling with variety in exercising. I love run days, but don't seem to enjoy lifting days. I'm not sure why, but will figure this out.
December 20, 2016
It's official! Our winter break started today at 2:35 pm. I was tested many times today.
December 21, 2016
Day twenty-four in the books.
December 22, 2016
Day twenty-five was chill and relaxed. Didn't eat much today.
December 23, 2016
Day twenty-six done
December 24, 2016
Day twenty-seven in the books. Nothing remarkable to say.
December 25, 2016
Christmas day means two days left.
December 26, 2016
Day twenty-nine was a day of recovery and relaxation. I'm still on track to pass thirty days without eating sugary treats. This is a lifestyle I would like to adopt.
December 27, 2016
Goal accomplished. I wouldn't say I was super disciplined with what I ate, but I did keep my sugar intake under 8 grams for each meal. I was not precise, but I was cognisant of what I decided to eat. I will continue to stay away from sugar intake.