Okay, that's not entirely accurate. But I do have a problem with sugar.
I have always had a colossal sweet tooth. That, coupled with my inability/fear of playing sports (fear of being teased for being terrible at them. Which I was (both teased and terrible at sports)) as a teen led to my issues with weight. Before you all get angry at me, I'm not saying I'm a fat, hideous toadie. I am being honest, though, when I say I'm on the chubby side, and I really could stand to lose a little of it.
Enter a few years ago, when I cut out processed sugar entirely from my diet. I permitted myself sugar from fruits and veggies, and alcohol ('cause... c'mon). A few years ago, it was not so hard to do. It was pretty easy, actually.
Now... not so much. I've tried repeatedly over the past month to replicate the efforts of the past to no avail. I've not been able to keep away from processed sugar for more than three days.
And worse, I've given up on the early morning workouts as well. Now, granted, I am injured - my right foot is wrecked and my left shoulder has spent the past three weeks with limited mobility and pain when I push anything. So... no benching, or push ups, or most exercises. I've been trying to be patient with my body, hoping it'll heal. But I'm quickly losing patience.
It aggravates me because I've lost so much time to my injuries. I have goals I'm trying to reach, and it seems that the universe is determined to make sure I stay a chubby lump. Every time I try to make a change, something happens - injury mostly, and then I'm stuck. I've been stuck here for a month, and I'm so done with it.
I have been doing things, still. I swim roughly three days a week. It's easy on the shoulder and foot, and it gets me out of the office and active (if not actually working out). I still go to martial arts training Tuesday and Thursday evenings. I can walk okay, and as long as I don't strike with my foot, kicking is still doable. Punching is less so, but as long as I don't go as hard as I'm used to (again, frustrating), I'm fine.
Since I can't train as hard as I'd like, I have to be super careful about what I eat now. Which means it's time to try and cut processed sugar from my diet again. That means no more ice cream, chocolate bars or any of that stuff. I've tried this entire week. I have failed.
I mean, I had an entire pint of coffee ice cream for dinner last night.
It was delicious.
I figure that if I say it out loud to all of you, I will be better about rejecting the stuff that's bad for me. Hopefully.
So, in the spirit of keeping myself accountable, I will try and have a 'days without sugar' counter somewhere here. And don't flip out. I mean processed sugar. Sweets. I'm still allowed sugar from fruits and veggies. And alcohol. 'Cause c'mon.
And hopefully I mill heal soon, and will be able to get back to my usual workout schedule. Being prevented from reaching my goals is really pissing me off.
And that's where I'm at on personal health stuff currently. I have videos to edit and eNewsletters to write, so I'll go and do that now.