Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day Three.... Yippee!

Day three...

I've realized more than anything that it's not caffeine that my struggles are with, it's sugar. I originally accepted this challenge knowing that cutting my sugar intake was necessary but hoping that I could ditch the caffeine habit. I thought caffeine was my major issue here, not necessarily sugar.

Well....
Caffeine: I've substantially reduced my caffeine levels with not too bad of an effect on my day to day liveliness. Aside from a kid yelling 'YOU'RE BORING' the first day, my body has responded quite manageably without elevated caffeine levels. Actually, I feel fine around 7:30AM.

Sugar: This is the painful one, the one that makes me think I need to have blood tests done for diabetes. For a while now, i'll crave something sweet before I go to sleep and get persistent and quite demanding if I don't get it. I knew that may have been an issue, but I didn't know the severity of the issue until now. Since i've switched drinks, I'm noticing sharp decreases in mood when i'm reminded or confronted for eating something sweet. I may be awake in the morning, but i'm not nearly as energetic as before. Perhaps it's all psychological.... perhaps it's a legitimate problem.... perhaps I should schedule a physical with my doctor....

Now: Aside from a coconut-syrup flavored drink I ordered yesterday and a 'skinny, sugar free vanilla latté' the day before, my new Starbucks fix is pictured below:
Iced Venti Green Tea + Solo Espresso Shot on the side


Hopefully i'll soon enough look like this again:  170lbs, semi-muscular/lean build and very, very tan.
Like the other picture, this was taken in London, U.K. in 2006... same day, actually.

2 comments:

  1. Day 3! You are doing great!

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  2. go mr danesh go; ! :D
    your strong you can do it;! :D

    _maria&mom; xD

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