Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What have I done!?? Day 1 of 30

It started out very simple. My friend and I were texting back and forth about her workouts and eating habits and I made the small suggestion of tweaking her diet to see if that would further her goal to get fit.

Cutting out sugar was mentioned, she said it would be very difficult for her, and before I knew what my fingers were doing, I asked her if she’d like me to join her in cutting out sugar, to help keep her motivated and she came back with yes.


You know when you casually suggest something for moral support but weren’t exactly prepared to follow through with it? Or at least have the other person come back with an “are you sure?” to have that little out?? That didn’t happen, and I was in the thick of it. So YES I said, I’d be happy to help her because it would mean “helping me”.

Yes, I actually fed that line to myself.

Now don’t get me wrong. I need this. She needs this and I agreed excitedly (if not with a little fear) because we could all stand to rein in the sugar intake. She’s going to have just as difficult a time as I will so we can lean on each other when we’re in the fetal position suffering major withdrawals.

Once I told my mom of this, she wasn’t all that thrilled. (sorry mom). The entire month of October? This is the month of FALL. Of homey warm deliciousness, of baked goods and comfort foods…how on earth could I possibly of all the months in the year, do this to October??

::hangs head in shame::

Knowing that, it will be tough. Even before knowing that, I knew it would be tough, but I’ve committed to my friend, and no {refined} sugars will enter this mouth for the next 30 days. Dear Lord, this will be a detox like no other. All I can say is thank GOODNESS I’m down to a 1/2 a spoon of sugar in my coffee. If I had agreed to do this while still taking 2 mounded spoons of sugar, I honestly don’t know what would have become of me.

It wouldn’t have been pretty, friends.

So, today marks day 1.

Any words of wisdom, strength, prayer, uplifting quotes, poems, passages, supportive words, virtual hugs you have to spare to get me through this time is begged for welcomed.

                                                         cue dramatic music for the many steps to climb.

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Evelien said...

I'm sorry - I'm siding with your mom... You're doing this in OCTOBER?! Haha :)
No, seriously, you can do this!!! I mean, better now than in December, right?! ;)

Naomi Elle said...

You have officially inspired me. Sugar is my weakness. I can't do less than a spoonful & a half in my coffee. I need it in my oatmeal. I need it in my dark chocolate.

Buuuuuuut.... in the last five months, I've lost 23 pounds and I'm starting to workout harder. Hit a bit of a snag in the good-food calorie department bc I LOVE MY SUGAR.

So here's to inspiring friends.
and #NoSugarOctober

LeAnna said...

I'm really impressed you're doing this! I know it will be a good thing for ya, too. Sugar is soooo addictive and in EVERYTHING. SO, what's your plan for non-refined sugar? Will you drink your coffee w/out any? Honey? Stevia? WHAT WILL YOU DO?!?

My BFF drinks honey in her coffee. Took some time to get used to, but I bet it's still better than no sugar.

Might I suggest coconut palm sugar as a substitute? It's actually quite good in coffee, kind of caramel-y and actually has some good minerals unlike most sugar. Just fyi. ;)

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Good luck! Text if you need spurring on!

My-cliffnotes said...

But what about candy said...

I quit smoking but i think cutting out sugar would be harder on me and i had a heck of a time with the quitting smoking after 18 years a pack or more a day (more if i was drinking, sometimes less if i was sick).

Honestly, i think if you can do it for 30 days you can keep doing it with a little treat every once in a while. I wish i had the willpower for this, think of how much better your body & organs will feel!!

Michelle Alonzo said...

And, this is only ONE of the reasons I love you so much. I couldn't do this without you! Thank you, thank you, thank you, my friend!!!

debjones:) said...

So, you do realize you posted this directly after your snickerdoodle recipe post, right?? Just found that a bit ironic! I wish you ALL of the luck in the world my friend! My name is Myrtle and I am a sugarholic....


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