The results have been amazing, with dropping pant sizes and pounds rather quickly, along with most of my aches and pains leaving me just two weeks after beginning the experiment. I find myself sitting here six months and over 50lbs later, wondering how I can do even more to challenge myself. For the record, giving up sugar, flour, and processed foods isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world, but I can honestly say that it’s easier than your brain will lead you to believe. After living this lifestyle for a few months, you just become accustomed to it and things get easier instead of more difficult. You settle into a shopping and eating pattern that just doesn’t incorporate the junk you crave so much now.
After the months pass, you find yourself thinking that you can do more, because the finish line looks closer with each passing month. I simply look at this next step as a way to make my experiment even more interesting. My 44th birthday is looming on the horizon and I wanted to maximize these last seven weeks to reach goals that most people only dream about. Since my first month was so public with a blog every day, I figure I would rekindle that magic between you and I, sharing my day to day survival story. I’m sure some of you won’t tag along with me the entire time, but I’ve found that having the one or two of you as accountability partners helps keep me on track. This means that I have no issue being transparent with my successes and challenges as I head down this path.
I’ve decided that next week I will revitalize my blogging to once again give you some insight on the day to day life of someone living without sugar, flour, and processed food. As an added bonus, my plan is to rate each day in three categories. 1. The level of sugar and flour consumed. 2. The amount of exercise for the day. 3. The amount of cheese I consume in a day.
The goal will be to boil it down to a green, yellow, red system for ease of reference in each blog. I will also begin recording my meals for each day also because I still have people ask me regularly about what someone eats when they don’t have sugar, flour, or chemical laden foods available. Together, I feel these three things will be good indicators of the success I hope to have. My goal is to lose twenty pounds before my birthday in seven weeks, along with another pant size or two. This should bring me to around 74 pounds lost at that point. Based on previous experience, that goal is easily obtainable, even with my secondary objective of never feeling hungry.
So, are you ready to travel the road with me? Let’s see how I rise to this challenge.
All the best!