Today was my second day of being sugar-free. But I'll start with yesterday.
Yesterday was fine. I didn't have any cravings - I know most people do for at least the first few days, but I think my resolve and my willpower is so strong I just don't want them. I can already stare at chocolate, coke (my weakness) or any sugary food and I don't even have the urge to have it.
I even went grocery shopping with my brother, and neither of us (who both love our unhealthy snacks and our coke) even mentioned or looked twice at anything unhealthy, let alone buying it.
The only thing that happened yesterday was back pain, and I know this is for other reasons, because I get back pain every month.
Last night, however, is a different story. By 5.45am I was still awake - and almost crying out in pain. My back was so sore it was almost intolerable! And I have a high pain threshold. Thank goodness my back does not give me that much pain every month.
I would have had painkillers, but I had taken what we had in the house at 10pm and it did nothing.
I don't know how (I must have been exhausted), but I finally fell asleep after that - sans medication - until the dog woke me at 7.15am.
Today has been an adventure! I woke up with my back still sore, and after getting up the pain started to recede until it was just a little back pain. I had an appointment with centerlink (social security for our American readers) that I knew I'd have to take 2 buses to, so I tried to cancel it, but apparently, no matter how sick you are, if you don't come in you could lose your payment.
So I made sure I ate healthy and dragged myself off the couch and onto the bus. While walking to the bus stop I felt neauseous but hot and almost sweaty (it was cold today, but I usually feel too hot when I'm hungry), which both came on and off thorughout the day, not to mention that I felt both hungry and too sick to even think of food AT THE SAME TIME most of the afternoon.
After the appointment, I went to a cafe to have some food - I hadn't eaten since I was home and I knew I should eat - and it was there that my pain level started to rise again. By the time I had eaten and bought a stronger painkiller at the pharmacy nearby. It was all I could do to quickly duck into another cafe, order a drink (coke zero - I know better and it's not my favorite drink, but I was in too much pain to care. At least it doesn't have sugar) and sit down to take the strong painkiller.
I took the painkiller at exactly 5.15pm - and I was shifting around in my seat, squirming in pain, not able to get a comfortable spot, almost in tears again, until the pain went down a notch after exactly 5 minutes. Another 5 minutes and it went down another notch - enough that I could relax a bit. I watched my pain go down a notch every 5 minutes - to the minute - until, at 5.45pm, it was gone. That strong painkiller - it's new on the market - is miracle stuff.