Race day is upon us. Two more sugar free days.
It’s been almost 6 months.
Melissa: I was grocery shopping yesterday and thinking about picking up a couple items with sugar for Monday and beyond. I stopped by the cereal because we never found a cereal without added sugar so we haven’t had cereal since December. All three of us enjoy cereal and it is such an easy breakfast. I started looking at a couple choices and automatically scanned the label for sugar without even thinking about it. The first box had 13 grams per cup, second box 11 grams, third box had 7 grams. In each ingredient list sugar came up 2nd. UGH! Why is cereal so full of sugar! I left the store empty handed and discouraged. I don’t think we will be getting back on the cereal train anytime soon.
While somewhat discouraging, its also good. I think I’ve realized that I can live with A LOT less sugar in my life. I really hope that this sticks more than the last experiment and we create a new normal.
Kyle: the week has been good. I made a cookie dough, probably the third sugar-free recipe I’ve tried. It used cream cheese and no flour. It was a bit rich so I added flour to make it doughier.
I have learned so much. Yes agree with Melissa: I will not be starting my day off with a bowl of sugar. Or in my coffee either.
I still may not drink coffee black but I’m a whole lot closer than I was before.
Now the real challenge begins. Without an end date or challenge end what will become of my new habits? Will I fall back into old ways? Will I gulp 60g of sugar in an energy drink or load my coffee up with cream? I am looking to a donut but not everyday and not a half dozen in one sitting.
This time will be different. I can’t wait to make changes!