Happy Halloween everyone! I honestly thought about buying candy to hand out to the trick-or-treaters, but I feared that the temptation of a big bag of candy sitting in my living room would be to great. Most people who do this detox say that at some point they stop craving sugar. This has not yet been the case for me. At this point, there are moments I am tempted to lick peoples fingers after they have eaten a doughnut - to hell with dignity. I can not stress enough how terrifying it is that I could be this dependent on sugar. I smoked for almost 13 years and quit about 8 years ago. It was equally hard to kick. In some ways, this is harder.
Sugar is a socially acceptable drug. We celebrate with it, show sympathy with it, and even treat our children with it. Every holiday, birthday party, and social event is loaded with sugar. It's just so dang delicious and rooted so deeply in our culture that I don't think you can ever get away from it completely. That's part of what makes this so difficult. It's only 30 days, but even walking through the grocery store is a minefield. I'll just be so thankful when this is over and we go Paleo for 30 days. We're going to do the mild version that allows you to have natural sweeteners like raw honey and maple syrup. I'm also allowed to make things like muffins, bread, and pancakes - the Paleo compliant versions at least. For Thanksgiving, we are going to have pumpkin pie made with honey and almond flour. It's actually really good. We're also going to allow ourselves a few deviations for things like the nut burgers in our freezer. They are pretty healthy, but do contain rice (a no, no for Paleo).
I went to the gym yesterday for the first time on Whole30. I'm continuing to make progress but man was I tired. That could also be due to the fact that I'm trying to get myself back in a routine. I'm making myself get up earlier. I'm a morning person traditionally, and I just function better throughout the day when I get up earlier, but every since the surgery, dragging myself out of bed in the morning is the worst!
Oh, I almost forgot! I ordered a new Fitbit charger last night! I'm so stoked. It's been too long my friend. I will be so happy to be reunited with my faithful step counter. I'm off to make an omelette. Please eat lots of Halloween candy for me!
Creating my own sunshine 🌞