Goodbye, Sugar

A cou­ple years ago, I decid­ed to elim­i­nate added sug­ar from my diet from the week­end after Kael’s birth­day until Thanks­giv­ing.  It was won­der­ful.  It was hard, but it was good.  It came to a point where instead of feel­ing deprived, I chose each time to avoid the sug­ar I felt stronger.  I felt like I was mak­ing a choice at that moment that I would appre­ci­ate far into the future.  I made smarter choic­es about the food I ate.  I had more ener­gy.  I just felt bet­ter.

So, I’ve decid­ed to do it again.  With Hal­loween and Kael’s birth­day being in close suc­ces­sion, I find that our house becomes like the witch’s house in Hansel and Gre­tel.  There is sug­ar every­where.  Some­times, I think if I took a drink of the water in the show­er, it might actu­al­ly be Sprite!  🙂  I’m kid­ding but only par­tial­ly.  We have a lot of sug­ar and treats around here.  It’s time to take a break.  For me, the best way to do that is to go all out.

In case any­one is won­der­ing, I plan to avoid added sug­ar, arti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers, and as many nat­ur­al sweet­en­ers as pos­si­ble for the first week.  After this week, I think I’ll prob­a­bly add in a lit­tle hon­ey or maple syrup to my diet.  Since I’ll be blog­ging every day this month, I’m sure I’ll have plen­ty of time to talk about how it’s going.


  1. Oh girl, I need to do this. Octo­ber was rough with mov­ing, trav­el­ing, birth­days, then Hal­loween. And my headaches are back, which is always a sign that I’m eat­ing too much sug­ar. I think I real­ly, real­ly need to do this.

  2. Join me! There’s room for every­one. It’s also not a puni­tive place to be. If you make a choice to eat some sug­ar, I’ll absolute­ly wel­come you back after.

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