. . . I'm giving it up.
Maybe. I think. Hopefully.
It's been about two weeks. I haven't done it very thoroughly--I give myself one day a week off. And I haven't eliminated white bread and rolls. And I bend the rules a little with non-desserts, such as yogurt. And I put honey on my grape nuts.
But still. Compared to how much I used to eat, this is a big step.
I haven't stipulated a time-frame or anything. We're just taking it a day at a time.
So far, here's what I've noticed:
I haven't lost interest in sugar--things still look good, especially if I've let myself get too hungry. But I haven't had any huge, undeniable cravings either. In fact, the change has been surprisingly easy.
I haven't lost any weight. Sigh. But that wasn't my reason for doing it. Still, I had hoped . . .
I haven't gained energy. This WAS one of my reasons. Probably I need to eliminate white things in order to get this benefit. Or give up my day off.
I HAVE gained in appreciation for the taste of healthy things. Most noticably: cucumbers. I never liked them before. Now they taste so good! And apples and kiwis are so amazingly sweet.
I've had no sypmtoms of withdrawal, as far as I can tell. (Now, if I had to give up Cafe Rio, this might be a different story.)