Hello! This has been an interesting week for me as I have decided to try giving up sugar for 10 days…yeah, fun! I kept seeing more and more people trying this and saying how amazing they feel so I thought I would give it a go. What nobody mentions is the killer oh-my-god-I-cannot-even-open-my-eyes headache you get on about day 2 or 3! I seriously cannot remember feeling so bad but then I thought of how it was really just my body craving those toxins which made me determined to see it through. So far (6 days in) I have found I am sleeping really well, my skin looks great and I have lost just over 4lbs since Monday. If I manage to stick with this then I will probably write another post on it with any hints and tips I pick up.
This week I have been…
Making: the most of sunny afternoons with a run around the village
Going: to village fetes
Wearing: my new H&M shirt
Eating: this delicious starter at the Muddy Duck this week – crispy hens egg, asparagus, sun-blush tomatoes and Parmesan
Drinking: this dark chocolate almond milk – it tastes amazing as a replacement for almond milk in my overnight oats!
Reading: this new book – I haven’t started it yet but when I saw that it was about a guy who fell off the sugar-free bandwagon when he befriended a man who owned a doughnut shop, I had to get it!
Watching: The Purge: Anarchy film – a really dark thriller
Buying: so many nuts and seeds!
Planning: non-sugar meals which is really hard…any recipe recommendations welcome!
Cooking: fish tacos
Baking: nothing this week
Writing: my blog posts for next week – I’m trying to post daily
Favouriting: Hannah Gale’s Trek America posts…they are making me so excited about our trip this summer!
Working on: choosing a healthy snack instead of crisps or chocolate
Trying to decide: if these sugar-free headaches will be worth it?!
Wishing: I can stay a bit more motivated when I get home in the evening
Enjoying: this postcard from my friend who is in Copenhagen which contains actual flower seeds – such a good idea!
Needing: this horrible bruise on my arm to disappear
Feeling: quite proud of my first nail striping attempt
Giggling at: these cute piglets trying to get the best spot in the sunshine