It has been 31 days since I had any dessert or candy! I can’t believe I made it this far, I thought for sure I would have cheated after a week.
I surprisingly have not had any cravings for sugary foods, which makes not eating them so much easier. Even though I do not have cravings during the day there are many nights that I find myself having dreams about dessert and candy. The dreams are all pretty similar, I am doing everyday things and there will be one piece of candy on a table and I just eat it, or a cookie lying around, and I take a small bite of it. In all of the dreams as soon as I swallow whatever I had eaten I feel so guilty and bad that I ate it. I am however happy that my cravings all happen in my sleep, I am not sure if I would be to ignore them if they happened during the day!
One thing that I find particularly hard about not eating desserts and candy is telling people “no thank you” when they offer me sweets. I always feel like I am insulting them by not taking any.
I am a little disappointed that I haven’t seen any changes in my body yet. I feel that I am eating healthier and have cut all desserts and candy out of my diet (I thought I used to eat a ton of sweets) but am not seeing results. I read all over the place that it takes four weeks to notice a difference, and I am just past the four-week mark so hopefully I start to see a change soon! I just don’t want to get discouraged if I don’t see results soon!
What I would do to eat all of this!
… and only 42 more days to go!
While in Florida for spring break I started to notice the winter pounds I managed to pack on between September (the last time I had a bathing suit on) and now… Let me tell you, this was not a fun realization! However, I am happy I noticed it now and not the week before Memorial Day weekend (probably the next time I will be in a bathing suit) so that I have time to get my body back into shape for summer.
While coming up with a plan to shed the pounds I was trying to figure out how I even managed to gain them. Over the summer I did a lot of lifting and not so much cardio, and now I do a lot of cardio (I am in the middle of lacrosse season), and not as much lifting. So, I figure those two just cancel each other out.
Then I looked at what has changed in my diet since the summer… I eat the same foods as I did all summer, and have even learned to eat healthier (I am eating a lot more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains than I was over the summer). But then it hit me. All of those afternoons that I stopped and picked up a candy bar before class, got ice cream after dinner, and got a side of onion rings instead of rice had finally caught up to me.
After figuring out how I managed to gain the weight I decided the best way to lose it would be to cut out what made me gain it. And what a better time to do that than Lent! For Lent this year I decided to give up sweets and junk.
See ya in 42 days 🙂 !