Day 1 – Its a bird, its a plane…its Splenda(d)

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Shawzs 30 Day Sugar Sacking...

As the alarm went off at 6:30, I sprang out of bed..ready to face the morning full of vim and viger. Birds were singing, the sun was shining, unicorns were farting rainbows…it was glorious.


So…what really happened? I staggered out of bed, mumbling something about cutting the first person I run into. Like badly. My head felt like I’d chased bleach with drain cleaner (uh…so I hear). Stunbling my way to the bathroom for the baseline weigh in…

267 lbs. Not too bad for a 7 foot 9 man, but since I’m not Manute Bol, I’ve got some work ahead of me.

Still shaking the cobwebs out, I get changed for the morning run, which I am REALLY excited about today. Oh well, at least I’ll feel a little more ready to go once I grab my pre-run Vega. Oh. Thats got sugar in it…won’t really do to cheat on the first day, so maybe I’ll switch to the….nope…nope thats got sugar too. In fact, every running drink or energy chew I have, lists sugar somewhere in the ingredients. Oh, for the love of…


Nat captured…the open sobbing following right afterwards

Screw it…I’ll just have some water. How much difference could it make anyways?

So, after limping off the treadmill at about 3 miles at a pace I could have log rolled to, I made a mental note to look up sugar free alternatives for the morning run. Also, I need to make sure I’m getting close to 3 liters of water throughout the day, as I remember dehydration playing a key part in energy levels. Check and check..

So I showered up, grabbed my Vega (the meal stuff is sugar free and has seemed historically to do well for me  for aftter run breakfasts) and headed off to work. I then made an important discovery, one which will affect the way this all plays out for the next 30 days..Tim Hortons without sugar is the stuff nightmares are made of. Holy Dinah, someone needs to spread the word about this! We’re all just drinking sweetened battery acid, and loving it!!


Need to spread the word…one Tim Hortons at a time

So after making it through the 1st day, (with hardly killing anybody at all)..I realized a few things. I need a LOT more protein in my diet, or my blood sugar dips I’m not artificially medicating with the sweet stuff are going to result in me appearing on the news an AWFUL lot more.  I’m also going to need to ask for some snacking ideas from family (Hi Jen!), as eating the same threee snack food is going to drive me insane..and lastly

I’ve got a pretty patient and loving family. Sorry guys, this’ll get better here soon guys, and will be worth it in the long run. A couple of long weeks now might lead to some changes that will mean both my girls will have a Daddy to walk them down the aisle, and my son will have someone to teach him all the important guy things…like how to belch the alphabet 😉

And sweet sweet Google money aside, that’ll make this all worth it 😀


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