No More Craving
The most amazing thing happened the other day; I stopped having cravings. Before all of this craziness, I used to crave food. Spaghetti, tacos, ice cream, other random bits of deliciousness. I used to love cooking that food, too. Smelling the wonderful aromas wafting through the house used to be one of my favorite things.
Lately, though, I’ve realized that my desire for food is negligible. I tried to think of what I would make for dinner the other day and the thought of anything put my stomach into a sour state. Even my old standby staples didn’t seem to appeal to me anymore. I’m guessing that’s a good thing, since now I don’t have a this unwavering desire to scarf down half of what’s laying around in my house.
I’ve also lost more weight in the past week than I have since I got out of the hospital. Not dramatic weight loss, mind you, but a couple of pounds. And I’m definitely thankful for that. After so many years of trying I finally figured out the best way to lose weight: get diabetes.
Seriously, though, it has been a pretty effective weight loss plan so far. The hardest part of the whole thing was getting over that initial hump of wanting to eat like I used to. Cutting out sweets was the real challenge, since I used to love them so damn much. Aside from mints, which I’ve used on occasion to raise my sugar a bit, I haven’t touched a sweet or a pastry (aside from the one donut) since I left the hospital. My desire for such things has more or less left me now, and even with the kids’ baskets of candy hanging around it really isn’t phasing me much anymore.
On a related note, I did happen on something that tastes sweet but is only 4g of carbs: these lovely popsicles! I’ll admit I was skeptical at first when I saw “no sugar” on the box, but after looking at the nutrition information, it was actually pretty much nothing. Basically frozen water that tastes good. Naturally, I bought a box…
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