Monday, March 1, 2010


When people (Mormon) would say they were giving something up for "lent" I would snicker and think to myself. WHY? Why on earth would you do something like that!?!?!? Seemed like a completely PREPOSTEROUS thing to do. Ridiculous. Crazy. STUPID.

Now, I find myself staring down a 30 day sugar free challenge.

I know.

I can't believe I am doing it either.

My husband can't.

My children can't.

I am sure when my mom reads this, she won't believe it.

or my sisters.

Pretty much anyone on the planet who knows me . . if they are reading this. . .they won't believe it.

Why? Because I pretty much base my entire existence on when I can have more sugar.

You heard me right.

I love to bake and eat and bake and eat and bake and eat some more.

But, here is the thing. I wanna lose some of this baby weight. (YES I CAN STILL CALL IT BABY WEIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE HAD IT SINCE I HAD HER) But anyway, for those of you who are counting, that has been a solid year. I have a million excuses, but the most important being, Kaylie is STILL waking up in the night, but know what? I am over it. I am over using it for my excuse, (although I think it is a darn good one).

I have joined a gym, that has a day care, I like the classes, I have been going regularly (until I got my leg operated on last week) But since I have been given the go ahead to exercise again, I figure, I needed an extra little push in the right direction. Cuz see, even if I am exercising, it doesn't help when you are shoving M&M cookies that you just pulled piping hot out of the oven into your mouth. Going to the gym just can't over come that. Just can't.

So, I am going to do it. For 30 days. I guess I should clarify (cuz I had to to my husband) this means no TREATS. Not no bread, or salad dressing or anything else that has some sugar in it. Although, I do eat pretty healthy.

But I am going to cut out those hand fulls of choc chips at 2, 3, and maybe 4 in the afternoon.
No late night cookie or brownie binges. No candy at the movies. (This one might kill me) However, I CAN have a GOOD OLD DIET COKE. (However, I am going to do my best to stay away from that as well!)

So, who's with me?
Ps-I can have cake on Wade's birthday. amen.


Marty said...

Have done it many times and you can do it!
Each day will get easier after the first few days. After the first week it will be amazingly easy. Just don't count on it being easy 'cause when the brownies call it can take you unawares!

Marty said...

Ok that comment was Not from my husband just me in the wrong account!

The Grant Family said...

So I guess I'm not the only one who snitches a handful of chocolate chips in the afternoon. There's just something between the hours of 1-4pm that just make you feel that you NEED them! I hear ya! I just started working out again this morning after taking 2 weeks off after I hurt my foot. I must say that exercising seems to make it easier for me to eat right. AND the combination of the two works magic! Good luck!

Natalie said...

i'm doing a hormone diet/detox. Did i tell you about it last weekend? Anywho, it will be awesome. It's been starting 'next monday' for about a month now...but seriously this week is the week. It is no sugar too. except fruit. can you do fruit?

crayton did a no sugar challenge for a year. i was amazed at his discipline. i wouldn't have lasted a day...

Arian said...

Go you!!! You can do it. I have given up chocolate and soda for 2010. It is great to really challenge yourself and realize that you do in fact have the discipline necessary to last 30 days without sugar. Take air popped popcorn to the movie. Then you can still "munch" without all the sugar. Good luck! Keep us updated. :)

Emily said...

wow good luck with that one! i don't think i'm in the right "place" for this challenge right now, but more power to ya-it's the no bake cookies that get me at night, they are awful!!

McB's said...

Wow that's a hard one. When I started the bodybugg I didn't have a lot of "treats" either but I did have some, don't get me wrong, so good luck! I don't think I could do it cold turkey, none, ziltch so go for it sista!

Melissa-Mc said...

I actually started sugar free this morning, so I am in with you.

Leah said...

I don't know what Stephanie has done, but she has had some amazing success. Ask her what she's done. I don't even know, except that she is looking so amazing!

Good luck with your challenge. I'm impressed. Exercise is a mood booster like no other!

Hillary said...

If I had a quarter for everytime I've thought of doing this....It is SOOOOO hard. The closest I ever came was limiting myself to 2 days per week that I could have sugar, and that was tough enough. I hope you can do it though, because I can't wait to hear about it! I've heard after 2 weeks, you stop craving it...but I'm not sure I believe of luck!

sarah goodman said...

good luck girlie...i did it for 3 weeks and it was magical for my body but got easier! I now LOVE apples with pnut butter. I also cook up a buttload of mushrooms and spinach every day and for some reason that really helps the cravings! GOOD luck!


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