Goodbye, My Sweet

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It’s been about three weeks that I’ve been off the artificial stuff. I had some saccharine today because I didn’t have any Stevia on me. That hasn’t been the  hard part. It’s the sugar that’s been killing me.  I just want Sweetness so bad! So I’m off the artificial stuff but I’m eating the real stuff. How stupid is that? I feel so embarrassed and ashamed that I’m struggling so badly with this.

And I have to ask myself again, should I be making such a big deal about the artificial stuff if it keeps me off the real stuff? I’m certainly not losing any weight. I’m just so frustrated. And I just want to eat. And eat.

The withdrawal symptoms have subsided and I’m feeling much better. Before there was this constant craving that gnawed at me. I’ve also found that that obsessive thinking about food has gone away as well. You know, that constant, “What can I eat? What can I EAT!” feeling. I attribute this to being achieving ketosis.

I believe that staying way from the diet sodas and the Splenda has helped to curb the desire for sweets.  I didn’t like Truvia when I first tried it because it didn’t tasted sweet enough for me. Now Truvia tastes good to me and I’m cutting down because even that’s too sweet if I put too much in my coffee or my flavored sparkling water. As sweet as Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke could be they were never be too sweet for me.  Even lots of Splenda in my coffee never got to be too sweet.  I never knew there could be such a thing as too sweet.

BTW, I’ve lost a couple of pounds in the last week.

I test every day with a ketostix but I think testing every other day should be enough to keep me in check.