I'm not looking to lose weight or gain some sort of karma-like control over my cravings (although if that happens, I will happily accept it!)... no, I NEED this sugar fast because I NEED my energy back!! More often than not I do not plan my meals and snacks and go for the fastest calorie-filled thing I can toss in my mouth... which is usually something with refined sugars. Then I sugar crash and end up taking just as many naps as my 9 month old (NOT cool when I have stuff to do!). This weekend I realized: this has GOT to stop. It made me wonder WHY I am doing this to myself??
1) I know refined sugars make me lathargic. And I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!So I'm finally putting my money where my mouth is. And,
2) I cringe at the very thought of giving Baby D refined sugar... so why would I inhale it like it's fresh oxygen 24/7?? I need to be a better example.
I am making the commitment today, that for the next 7 days,
I will abstain from:
(mostly stuff that has SUGAR or some variant listed as the primary/secondary ingredient)
*ALL Candy (specifically starburst jellybeans)
*ALL Chocolate, cookies, cakes, pastries (specifically Swiss Rolls)
*ALL white/refined carbs, pasta, cereal, etc.
Don't you worry, I will still eat PLENTY of sugar...only it will be primarily from fruit instead of Fruit Loops. :) You better believe we will be having LOTS of fruit smoothies in the next week!
You heard it here first. And to make myself accountable, since I was already planning on doing my very FIRST giveaway during the last week of school (May 30th, mark your calendars!), I will add to my (otherwise top-secret) giveaway $1 in cash for every follower I have (34 as of today) for each time I break my anti-sugar-ness over the next week. Long-term, I would LOVE to do this for a month, but since I am someone who can live off of Swiss Rolls for the rest of my life (if given the opportunity), we're starting with SEVEN DAYS. I can do anything for seven days! Right? Baby steps. Speaking of baby steps...
I am also secretly hoping that this Sugar Fast will help me run faster???
Am I crazy? We shall see.
I've gone almost a whole 18 hours without sugar so far...Let the Sugar Fast begin!
Anyone else game for joining me?? Everyone's doing it....