Monday, November 4, 2013

21DSD: Days 1-3

Day 1 of the 21-Day Sugar Detox: ROUGH!!!! I was off work and thankfully I got to be lazy or nap every time my son was napping. I was drained. ABSOLUTELY.NO.ENERGY. I am not a coffee drinking but I did drink Tazo's Awake tea that had caffeine in it. I really didn't think it was enough to make this huge of a difference. I, also, don't eat much refined sugar but I do like to experiment with Paleo treats, as you can tell in the previous post. Zach's birthday, my birthday, anniversary, AND Halloween all within a couple of days apart made for a lot of Paleo treats and then some treats that were just gluten-free. I, also, drank protein powder that was artificially sweetened. Maybe my body was just on a sugar high and got hit really hard on Friday when I started this detox. I slept pretty well that night. 

Day 2 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox: Not as rough as day one. I had to work 10 hours. I woke up at 4:40 a.m. to get ready for work and pump before I left because my son was not awake. The first half of my day was pretty busy so all was good. By 1 p.m. I was struggling!!! I was trying to read on the Kindle but my eyes would get so heavy. I put the Kindle down and tried to move as much as possible. I slept pretty well again that night until.... 

Day 3 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox: Time change is all great when you get an extra hour of sleep but my body decided that I needed to pump at 2:55 a.m. I usually get up for work Monday-Friday at 2:45 and have to pump before I leave. So, I guess my body will need me to pump around that time until I stop nursing. Thankfully, I was able to go back to sleep for a few more hours.  Day 3 energy wise was much better! I had to work again but it was just 4.5 hours in the afternoon. All was good until 3:45 p.m. hit. I started fading and was getting so sleepy. I got home at 5:20 p.m. ate, fed my son and then got ready for bed. It took me a while to go to sleep. I slept pretty well but did wake up a few times. 

Here are a few of the meals that I have thoroughly enjoyed so far. I am a huge egg lover so I eat a lot of them. Also, Zach cooks and prepares for the week. All my meals for work are in the fridge, ready to just pull out and heat up. This is what works best for us. So, in case you wonder why I am eating so much meatloaf or pork loin... that is why.

Eggs, sweet potato, and kraut.

Bacon wrapped pork loin and green beans. 

Perfectly grilled chicken from the 21DSD book (It really was perfect!! Delicious!!!), broccoli, and sweet potato fries that had chili powder and cinnamon on top.

Mini Mexi-Meatloaf from the 21DSD book, sweet potato and broccoli. That meatloaf turned me into a meatloaf lover!

Buffalo chicken egg muffins from the 21DSD book... SO GOOD! Sweet potato rounds, kale and kraut. 

Eggs and a green apple that Zach cooked in coconut oil and butter and sprinkled cinnamon on top.

I am definitely eating good on this plan! Stay tuned for more updates!!!

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