I totally missed Embers post back forever ago about the 100 day no sugar challenge. I was very impressed.
#1. To feel better. I usually have a tummy ache after I eat always. This could be from the sugar or the growing yeast because of the sugar or maybe the gluten, I don't know. But I am going to start with sugar. I have done this before and it seemed to help. Why did I go back you ask? That brings me to my next one.
#2. To overcome addiction. I have a problem. That little white evil stuff calls my name even when I am asleep. It makes me angry and depressed and I will beat it and be way better off without it. I do believe in moderation in all things but not for me when it comes to sugar. I know that if I can kick this I could probably do just about anything.
#3. To help me get to a normal weight. I am overweight according to my Wii fit. Obese according to the Doctor's office. I am 5'1" and 157 pounds. That is right. I am letting everyone know. I am a size 12-14. That size is nice on a taller woman but I am really short. There are some women that can pull it off but not me. Cutting out the sugar I know will help me get to a normal weight.
#4. To be able to exercise more effectively. I really want to compete someday in a half marathon. I was working toward that and got lost somehow. I can run but it hurts. I know if the sugar is out of my system and I am using real food for fuel my body will work properly and I will be able to reap greater benefits from exercise.
#5. To learn how to endure. I really hope that at 100 days I can look back and smile and continue on to 200 and 300 and so on. I feel great about making it almost 9 months without chocolate (another addiction but not anymore). Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...
#6. To teach my kids healthy habits. What is important to me now will become important to them later. I don't want my kids to have weight issues. If I were to continue with my behavior with treats they will learn that too. They will just learn that because they are kids now they don't get 2 bowls of ice cream but when they grow up and are adults they can have as much as they want. How sad and confusing is that?
So, 2 days down 98 to go. Cheer me on, join with me, give suggestions, let's see what can happen.
Doctrine & Covenants 89: 18-19
"And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures."