Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 2: The 21 Day Sugar Detox

Tonight marks the end of day 2 of The 21 Day Sugar Detox for Rich and I. We had another successful day! The book I purchased suggests we will either feel that "this isn't so bad" or we'd feel like, "will this get easier?!" We are both definitely in the "this isn't so bad" camp. Also suggested in the book is that we might feel "no symptoms at all, or headaches, mental fogginess, or hunger." Well, I can't say that I wasn't hungry at all today (helping my mom dig out of her flooded basement was pretty physical), but I don't expect to feel stuffed on the second day of a life-style change when I'm watching every ounce of food that goes into my body. Rich even remarked that he's feeling great. He says he was in a good mood at work today, which is the opposite of how he's felt for the past few weeks. Crankypants. (Update: I just heard him open the refrigerator and groan. When I asked, "What?" he replied, "I'm thirsty." That's code for, "I want a soda!"

Our dinner tonight was fabulous. We had Beef and Bacon Cottage Pie (a recipe from the cookbook). It consisted of bacon and beef (obviously), green beans, carrots, onions, butternut squash, and a delish spice mix that's also featured in the cookbook. I only included about half of the spice mix for fear of it being too intense, and it turned out great. Rich even approved of the butternut squash, a vegetable he's never tried before and actually side-eyed when I showed him the casserole. I told him he had to try it, but he could scrape it off if he didn't like it. I'm happy to report that he loved it!

I have nothing to report on the weight-loss front, as I'm resisting the urge to weigh myself at all throughout the 21 days. (Sanfilippo suggests that if you want to weigh yourself, you should do so at the beginning and at the end, but not at all in between.) However, Rich, Carly, and I went for a 3-mile walk around the neighborhood. We didn't venture too far because it looked like more rain was on its way. Aiy yai yai. So many folks around these parts have suffered terrible losses due to flooding. I'm talking totaled cars, water up to your waist, ruined finished basement kind of flooding. We are so thankful we didn't flood (our street flooded up to the sidewalk), and we're so thankful that the flooding at my parents' house wasn't worse, but we are thinking about those who have had it much worse.

I'm hoping to update daily, if for no other reason than to document my thoughts and feelings throughout the 21 days. I hope you'll come back and cheer for me along the way.

Check out other posts in this series:

Day 1: The 21 Day Sugar Detox

Day 2: The 21 Day Sugar Detox


  1. keep up the good work...and i look forward to hearing more of how your doing. can you also share the recipe to me on facebook?

  2. Thanks so much for the comment, Amanda!! I hope to keep this series up, because it know it helps keep me accountable! I also replied to your Facebook comment, but I wanted to let you know here that I will private message you the recipe as soon as I can get it typed out. Hopefully I'll get around to it later today. :-)


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