and this sucks

Sugar. Sigh.

Yesterday I went to bed at 8:30 with a headache.

Is everyone addicted to sugar? Can you even call it an addiction? Doesn’t it fall more into the category of, like, breathing?

Last time I tried to give up sugar, I was staring down the barrel of a cholesterol medication bottle, and I was approaching it as a permanent lifestyle change. It’s no wonder it didn’t stick, you know? The only thing that’s keeping me going right now is ‘one week one week one week’.

It’s not that I’m eating badly.

Last night I made chicken lettuce wraps.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from CDK Kitchen

1 head of iceberg lettuce
1 pound chopped chicken breast
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup peanut sauce or peanut butter (if using peanut butter, add some cayenne or chile paste)
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 can (8 ounce size) sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

Cook everything but the lettuce in a big pan.

Put the chicken in the lettuce and try not to snap the lettuce and spill chicken all down your front.

Eat.

They were delicious.

Crockett said this picture made it look like they came from heaven.

They still had no freaking sugar.

(Sugar. Flour. Basically any carbohydrates that come from places other than vegetables.)

For lunch today I had little veggie fritatta muffins with spinach and jalepenos, and celery with cream cheese (logs without ants style).

For breakfast I had tuna and chickpea salad. With more celery.

(Does it seem like those meals should have been switched? That was the plan, but I thought the fritattas would hold up better to a six hour lack of refrigeration.)

See? Eating well.

Still miss sugar.

(More about why I’m doing this exceptionally stupid thing here.)

 

 

2 Responses to and this sucks

  1. Awlbiste says:

    I felt like total ass the first week of no-caffeine, but then so much better after that week. I don’t think I could do no sugar. As the kids say: props.