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memyselfand1

GroupBunker101
#1
Hiya All

I have got some excellent news to tell you, I am finally changing my lifestyle for the better, I am giving up all refined sugar (that's in cakes, sweets and chocolate) and I am only having them as treats such as Easter and Christmas and occasionally throughout the year. I've also made a big change in my life and I am not eating any more takeaways, junk foods or bingeing on crisps.

I have also decided that I am going to incorporate exercise into my daily life and move more rather than a sedentary sluggish couch potato.

I am so glad that I am changing my life for the better and so far I feel fantastic. I have more energy and feel less tired and lethargic.
 

nobodyknows71

For a Phoenix to rise, it must first burn.
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#3
Hiya All

I have got some excellent news to tell you, I am finally changing my lifestyle for the better, I am giving up all refined sugar (that's in cakes, sweets and chocolate) and I am only having them as treats such as Easter and Christmas and occasionally throughout the year. I've also made a big change in my life and I am not eating any more takeaways, junk foods or bingeing on crisps.

I have also decided that I am going to incorporate exercise into my daily life and move more rather than a sedentary sluggish couch potato.

I am so glad that I am changing my life for the better and so far I feel fantastic. I have more energy and feel less tired and lethargic.
Good luck (hugs)
 

Snake on the Moon

Well-Known Member
#4
So far I have managed nearly four days without eating any refined sugar and I am now more determined to go an entire week without sugar. If anyone has any ideas of what I reward myself (that's not food related) when I have completed an entire week with refined sugar. I will be kindly grateful :)
Have you tried a bath? I buy something nice, like oils or salts and when I do something particularly good or feel like I deserve a treat, I give myself a soak in the tub. Sometimes, I'll go buy myself a book even if it's second hand. I enjoy a good fantasy or sci-fi now and then.
 

Petal

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#5
So far I have managed nearly four days without eating any refined sugar and I am now more determined to go an entire week without sugar. If anyone has any ideas of what I reward myself (that's not food related) when I have completed an entire week with refined sugar. I will be kindly grateful :)
hiyas, well done on giving up that sugar crap! Well done. I am diabetic because of all the sugar I used to consume. So well done my friend, you've made the right decision. I think you should reward yourself by getting your eye brows done or hair done. Or a night at the movies :) There's endless ways to reward yourself. Buy yourself a book or new top etc.. I am also on a no sugar diet, it's hard, it's very hard but I have no choice lol!
 

memyselfand1

GroupBunker101
#6
My plan is that every month I am going to reward myself with something non-food related.

January - cd download from itunes
February - get my nails done
March - a new pair of jeans (i will need them by then)
April - a new hoody
May - book for kindle

The rest I am thinking of
 

Petal

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#7
My plan is that every month I am going to reward myself with something non-food related.

January - cd download from itunes
February - get my nails done
March - a new pair of jeans (i will need them by then)
April - a new hoody
May - book for kindle

The rest I am thinking of
Get an Indian head massage for June. I had one for when I lost a stone last year and it was blissfully relaxing! And they don't break the bank either.
 

memyselfand1

GroupBunker101
#8
It's now my 11th Day of not eating any refined sugar that's in cakes and buscuits and so far it's going really well, I made some biscuits/cookies today and I have eaten a single one and yesterday was amazing too as it was my brother's 29th birthday and there was cake and didn't have a single slice.
I have also been very healthy when it comes to eating and haven't had any bread, pasta or rice in the last 24 hours and i honestly feel amazing. I have so much energy and I am now looking forward to the next couple of days bread, pasta and chip free.
I will keep you all updated.
I am also going to be going on the bike tomorrow and cycling my usual 16 miles on the bike.
 
#10
Anyway, I had an amazing couple of days really glad that I am getting my butt in gear and beating the binge eating. Can't believe I have gone 1 month and 11 days without binge eating/junk food or refined sugar. So proud of myself. I am really changing my lifestyle and how I think about food. I don't see it something you to yourself feel "better" after a bad time or as a reward for doing something good or as punishment for something bad. I see it as just glorifed petrol/fuel to nourish my body. I am learning to associate just being healthy, vitality, strength and energy.

There's also no way I am feeling sluggish/tired anymore, I only feel slightly fatigued from the exercise and busy day which is pretty normal. I don't wake up and think i feel "sleepy" so I am gonna sit on the couch and layabout all day worsening my depression and plus i still have the energy the next morning to repeat the same exercise or even more and don't take long periods of being completely sedentary lazy couch potato. It's a few hours here and there in the evening neither do i have massive high carb meals every single day. And when i am sitting for long periods, I sit and fidget, stretch, move my legs and arms.

Next week, I have got a really busy week ahead of me with meetings, two interviews and plenty of walking/running and not a lot of free time to relax. Screw you binge eating, you are not my friend anymore My "friends" live at gym, in my home (my exercise bike) and involve walking about with some music and smartwatch.
 

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