This has been one interesting week. I always thought of myself as a label reader, but I have realized how often I look only at the size of the ingredient list, for the inclusion of a few items I avoid, and for too many things I can’t pronounce. I found hidden sugar in places I never expected it to be, like canned soup. My daughter was in the mood for Asian one night so I looked at the frozen food section, I looked at 8 brands before I found one that the 2nd ingredient was not sugar. The cheapest store brand turned out to have the least chemicals and no added sugar in that instance, it was good too.
I am not a big bread eater, and I try to go as healthy as possible, again, I looked at more than 6 kinds of bread before finding one with no added sugar, so far I have found 3 brands with none, out of dozens.
I found out that even if I have a terrible craving, and something chocolate is calling me every time I am in the kitchen, nothing bad will happen if I don’t give in. It reminds me of when I quit smoking, eventually the craving does pass, and the walls don’t fall in on your head.
I learned I am stronger than I think I am, and that I can accomplish what I set out to do. I learned that I have support greater than I ever dreamed, from all of my friends on the internet. My eating habits will be forever changed by this experiment, as well as my self-esteem, and I think the size of my bum!
I am super excited for the next challenge, so far the votes are highest for caffeine, gluten, or salt, will keep you all posted on which is the big winner!! Love, peace, and hugs!