Jason and I decided to give up added sugar for Lent. We are still eating things that have sugar that naturally occurs in them (like fruit). We are not eating things with sugar added to them (like most peanut butters). I made this decision sort of on a whim. I thought about it briefly, dismissed the idea, and then changed my mind abruptly to commit to doing it.
About a year and a half ago, I decided to get sugar out of my diet for a month. It was hard but great. I had more energy. Food tasted better. I felt great. I was really healthy and didn’t get many of the early winter colds either. It was great. Did I say it was great? 🙂 This time I’m also doing it with someone. That makes it a lot easier this time around. I’ve been tempted to give in to a few sweets, but so far things are going well.
I decided last week not to weigh myself for the rest of March. Jonas is still young, and my body isn’t responding (weight wise) to diet changes and exercise in a way that encouraged me to keep making good choices. So, I decided to quite thinking about the scale for a while.
Best wishes to all of you on your journeys!