I’m happy but sad – but happy but sad, to be back home.
I’m happy to be back in my not-so-big Sydney house. But compared to my shoe box hotel room in Tokyo – my house is gigantic. To lie in my comfy, squishy, pillow-palace bed is like a dream. But, I’m sad that I’ve come from super hot Tokyo to the chilly cold Sydney Autumn. My house is super cold, it may be time to invest in a good gas heater.
I’m happy that my homewares haul packed in my hand luggage survived the two flights and the cab ride home. No breakages – a happy food stylist here. More props, to add to the cupboards. But, I’m sad that this will be my last overseas trip for a while. There’s a wedding to plan – eeeek!
So how did my week in sugar-ladden-ridiculously-tempting-tokyo go? Pretty well.
I didn’t go crazy on the sweet stuff. I had an ice cream every now and then – I crumble with anthing green tea. I had a slice of cheesecake at dinner. I had a bit of a pretzel, and I’m sure there was sugar in my salt sausage roll from Dean & Deluca. A happy beer every second night kept me on holiday mode. Apart from that – I stood strong and figure the amount of walking done each day helped even things out.
I may not have finished the 8 week detox. But here’s how quitting sugar has changed my life.
I feel that I’m in control of my sugar addiction and can easily go without. But in saying that, I do allow a sugary treat one night a week and don’t feel guilty – instead I enjoy each spoonful. All in moderation – I say.
I rarely snack. Instead I drink lots of herbal tea, it’s soothing and cleansing – a pastime I can’t go a day without.
I eat slower now. I realised I use to eat so fast that I was still hungry – then eat twice as much as I needed to.
I don’t have afternoon crashes anymore. My stabilised energy levels mean I have a focused mind – it’s helped me get closer to my work and life goals.
I’ve lost over two inches from my waistline. And a whole dress size.
I’ve now have a flat stomach. We haven’t crossed each other for over twenty years – so I’m ecstatic. And I haven’t really exercised too crazily during the detox.
My skin is the clearest it has ever been. I’ve had more people comment on this than ever before. I don’t wear as much makeup, and I often go out without any on at all.
I’m not so cranky and moody at that time of the month. I have become a nicer person – as the detox claimed!
I have less gas. Yes, you read right. Less of the smelly stuff. And a more settled stomach. Funnily enough, when I eat something bad – my body responds really quickly and I can target the culprits easily.
Now that I’m home, Round Eye has jumped on the bandwagon and that means my cooking duties are so much easier now! I’ll be continuing my sugarfree journey indefinitely and I’ll update you any radical or even tiny changes I notice – may as well ride this train if it’s destination is happy land.
PS – I’m back to my usual posting and will give you a low-down on tackling Tokyo – so many people are keen to go but are a little scared of the whole ‘lost in translation’ cloud. I assure you, it’s all part of the fun. If I could, I’d go again this year!