Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Daily Koda

 Woke up each of the last two days with some fresh new snow - not all that cold. Winter was slow getting here, but maybe its here to stay for a while.


Everything is food, food, food .

Grilled Chicken
Butter Beans
Purple Cabbage


Roasted Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp
Roasted Tomatoes

Day 15, and it has not really been all that difficult. I do not like the planning and shopping, shopping, shopping - but have not been hungry, have not had cravings or any real hint of binging, which for me is totally amazing. Eating three meals a day ( sugar/carb free ) is something completely new to me and I am not really a fan of getting up and eating, but we have to.

I feel pretty good - not that I ever did not , and the best news is that Neil's blood sugars have dropped 100 points in some of his checking. Now, we were eating BAD - really really bad. Only one meal a day and then snacking , a lot. So changes for the better.

The reason I was gone from here for a while was that my schedule is just tuned itself upside down. I would save spots on here before midnight and come back well past midnight to blog. Now, Im in bed by 11 most nights and up by 7 or 8... this is a huge change for me... and all I did was dump sugar.  Hopefully I am getting accustomed to these changes and will get my computer time back in synch.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Dont worry, you have not missed anything.

Kicking SUGAR is kicking my ass, that's all. Neil and I , per that book, have gone cold turkey on sugar. That also includes Splenda... mornings have not been all that pleasant. You can't have sugar / carbs on any Atkins related diet, but this one kicks off with a period of time with no sugar substitutes. It goes to say that you really should limit them even after the initial ban.

According to the doctor who wrote ALWAYS HUNGARY - this dietary ban is more or less re wiring your brain AND your actual cells. All this I dont know, but I do know that it messes with your mind and body. You get a little dark, some mood swinginess. Your sleep patterns change a little . Basically you are giving up a drug.. and having some withdrawals. 

But even now, just a week or so into this - the bad has started to wane and I feel better first thing in the mornings. Now, I ate , on some days - a lot of sugar, both real and fake. So, some mornings I basically had a hang over, nothing at all like that now.

So - that was why I was gone for a bit , just dealing with that unexpected emotional and physical reaction to getting rid of demon sugar. That said, all I think about it cake.

( not really, but it does creep in every now and again )