It’s been 2.5 weeks since I stopped eating sugar. I feel better. The cravings are almost gone and I am proud of myself. I’ve overcome an addiction, to sugar. My head is clear assuming I sleep properly. Less headaches. My body doesn’t have aches caused by sugar-induced inflammation. I’ve lost 2.5 kilo (out of 30 kilo needed…i.e 62 pounds)
But unfortunately things don’t end there. I’ve got 28 kg to lose if I want to be proper slim. That is 62 pounds. Weight loss is achieved by digesting less calories than you burn. I’ve had slightly fewer calories than normal, since cutting sugar. This was simply due to not eating any chocolate and not drinking fruit juice..
I actually need to have less than 1200 calories per day, though! Ideally I should be consuming less than 800 calories a day. When I was skinny in my 20s, I took a day of 500 calories whenever I felt up to it.
I’ve been “kind” to myself about not having to be hungry. I’ve been eating other things in order not to make the sugar abstinence too hard. Now, the honeymoon is over!
It’s time to claim my old figure back. Time to take control over eating as well as consumption of sugar. I read in the paper today about a Swedish girl who lost 20 kg since November without even exercising. All she did was stick religiously to her diet.
In order go get inspired, I’ve started following some dieting blogs. I like Monica Akerele’s Fitness Blog. She has already achieved a lot and is still going strong. A thoughtful weightloss blog that I follow is OnceAFatGirl. She is drawing strength from blogging. She’s been doing that faithfully for years now, while going from “morbidly obese” to “a healthy weight”. Finally, Maureen at I’mpossible Journey also lost tons of weight and is keeping it off through a sugarfree diet. If you are reading this and blog about weight-loss, please make a comment so I can check out your blog! Same thing if you simply know of an inspirational weight-loss blog.
It seems so hard, but these are normal women with normal lives who managed it! They managed what Oprah, Gerard Depardieu, Jessica Simpson and Kirsty Alley couldn’t do! I’m privileged to be able to gain inspiration from reading their blogs.
Speaking of celebrities: About 2005 or so, I did some kind of web-quiz with a colleague at work. The idea was to find a celebrity who had the same body as yourself.
After completing the test it turned out that my celebrity body-double was Tyra Banks, the model/TV-host. I was the same height, weight, age and bra size as her. Mind you, this was 2005! I am not that weight anymore. If you don’t know who Tyra Banks is; she’s an American (ex) model who’s been on the cover of Vogue and modelled for the best French and Italian designers. Nowadays she runs a TV show in the USA. Given that you don’t get much whiter than me, it was kind of funny to have a black woman as “celebrity body-double”. I guess the test makers didn’t consider skin colour a factor worth worrying about. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised and felt an affinity with Tyra straight away. I’m not too sure what her personality is like, and I never had an opportunity to see her show. I think it is about about relationships.
64 kilos! (=141 pounds) I bet she still weighs that! I actually weighed quite a bit less than that at the time.The name of the game for me was to keep the scale below 60 kg. Really, it’s criminal to be born with a catwalk proportion body and let yourself go like I have. If you think I’m arrogant for saying that I have catwalk proportions, please don’t. I suffer from alopecia universalis and will be a freak for the rest of my life… So I’ve never had any confidence about my looks. Without a wig, I obviously look disgusting. I just happen to be tall with slim limbs and long legs. Actually, compensating for the alopecia was one of the reasons I used to keep myself so skinny earlier. Alopecia is also a big reason why I let myself go. I’m at the bottom of a dark hole right now and starting the long climb up to the light.