It’s another week of meal planning!
But before I get into that, I want to mention the sugar detox Ron and I did this past week. Going into it, I had been craving all things salty. Sugar did not sound appealing to me at all. I decided to do the challenge as a way to convince Ron to do it too. I wanted him to see how much sugar he eats in a day. As soon as I said yes, I immediately wanted sugar. Chocolate chips, ice cream, jelly beans…you name it, I wanted it. I guess that’s proof that telling your mind that you can’t have something makes you want it even more!
The first two days were the hardest. I had serious chocolate cravings! Ron and I both had headaches too. Wednesday and Friday I was put to the test at work. One of our patients (a cardiac patient mind you) brought in a dozen freshly made chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies. Then a coworker brought in really, really good muffins from a bakery on Friday. I resisted both days. They just didn’t sound appealing to me. Very strange because usually I’d have at least a taste of both!
Yesterday during my 20 miler I did bend the rules and used gels for fuel. All day after my run, sugary anything did not sound good. In fact thinking of sugar kind of mind me want to vomit.
So where does this leave me? Will I give up all forms of sugar for good? No BUT it has taught me that I don’t need to have it and I can find alternatives to my cravings. Oh and Ron? He did awesome all week but said he was done on Saturday. Then the leftover Easter jelly beans came out….:)
It’s time for this week’s meal plan!
Sunday: Dinner out
Tuesday: Avocado Lentil Enchiladas
Wednesday: Southwestern Pizza
Thursday: Slow Cooker White Chili
What are you having for dinner this week?