Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sugar free shortbread - yum!

All it takes is 200g plain flour, four tablespoons of Stevia granules and 150g butter.  It melts in the mouth!  Closest thing to a biscuit that I've had in four weeks (because jaffa cakes are officially cakes, so they don't count!)

I'm trying to get back in the running groove.  I think my body has adapted to my new dietary regime now.  I had been running 3-4 times a week and it had slipped to 1 or 2.  Last night I did 5k and ran at an average pace of 10.7km/h, so I'm pleased with that.   I need to get up to about 11.3km/h to set a new PB but I am heading in the right direction.

Friday, 1 August 2014

End of week 7 - not quite sugar-free but still on the programme

This has been one of the most stressful, emotionally-draining weeks of my life (which is saying something, it's rarely been easy!) so I gave myself carte blanche to forget about eating in any particular way and just deal with the big stuff.  This meant I have eaten chocolate on three days this week, and actually, that's enough - I don't want any more!  I'm still at my ideal weight, in fact I could be a little heavier if there wasn't a fortnight of wearing a bikini for a large part of every day looming.

As far as the eight week I Quit Sugar programme goes, well, I've always done my own thing anyway.  I am pleased with my achievements in retraining my appetite, changing my eating habits and improving my health.  It's not a case of never eating sugar again...even Zoe Harcombe, who I have enormous respect for, eats chocolate when she feels like it!  At least now I am in control, not the sugar.