30 Day Low Carb Challenge: Introduction

So I saw this post on Tumblr of all places. Someone posted about going on a low carb challenge for 30 days. During the next 30 days, I have to:

  1. Avoid food high in refined sugars
    • candy, ice cream, soda, energy drinks, etc
  2. Avoid fast foods
  3. Avoid white bread and pasta
    • limited to only whole grains
  4. Avoid alcohol
  5. Reduce salt intake
  6. Drink more water (about 125 ounces per day)
  7. More fruits and veggies

To avoid annoying everyone with daily posts for the next 30 days, I’m going to post on Sundays. So each week will have a daily log of what I’ve done or haven’t done, how I felt doing it, and if I’m struggling. Since I would be writing at night and the last entry would be Saturday night, I’d schedule it to post on Sunday afternoon. On the last week it’ll just be two days and then an overview of what the whole challenge was like.

My first day of the challenge is today. If you want to join me, feel free to join. Who knows, maybe after the 30 days I might actually change my lifestyle and diet because of this.

Why am I doing this challenge?

Part of me wants to see if I can even do it. But another part of me knows that I need to do it. My blood sugar hasn’t been within range at all for the last three months. No matter how much insulin I take, my sugar doesn’t go down it just stays the same. I’m too afraid to go up another 5 units of insulin to 80 units. I hope this is what I need to do to lower my sugar.

I have always had a lot of trouble with my diet maybe by taking this challenge and turning it public, it’ll make me more accountable. I don’t want to fail in front of you guys. I’m no punk!

But I have to remember that this isn’t just for you guys, this is first and foremost for me. This is for my health and my life. I have to be able to do this, because if I can’t then, well, I don’t want to think about what would happen next.

Wish me luck guys!