Saturday, December 30, 2017
Decided to stop eating sugar on wednesday. Ate a few small bites of sugary foods that day though. No sugar on thursday - and the anticipated terrible moods. Yesterday I had one small piece of pastry - I had travelled to see my parents for my father's birthday and though I had told him I stopped eating sugars, he forgot and offered me this pastry that he got especially for his guests. It's his 89th birthday... I just did not have it in me to refuse. Apart from that, yesterday was sugar free.
I'll count these as 'beginner's mistakes'. If I'd been sugar free for weeks already I might have said no. Also if this had been a moment of giving in to a craving instead of deciding to please my dad, I might have felt that I need to start over. As it is I will just keep counting the days. This while the idea remains to avoid ALL sugary foods.
I could feel the cravings tugging at me yesterday like I'd crave a cigarette after stopping smoking in my past. My strategy is to count them and see them diminish over the days.
Spent half an hour doing yoga and meditation yesterday and read in a book about mindfulness on the train.