Monday, January 3, 2011

Sugar Free

Getting up today was so much harder than I thought it would be, especially since I got up earlier at least 4 times over break! Getting up early is so much easier when it's for something fun, not work. Didn't help that I stayed up so late last night that I actually went to bed at the same time as Eric!

Having a serious conundrum over my workout's the last day for a living social deal I got for 20 classes so I think I am heading to my last Body Attack, my favorite class ever. This is just throwing off my schedule of running and Jillian's must be so nice to be one of those laid back people that don't have slavish adherence to training plans to the point where its psychotic.

We are taking on a big challenge this week in the Lindsey household! I've recently been working on my 101 in 1001 list (101 things I want to do in 1001 days, sort of like extended New Year's Resolutions or time limited bucket list) and one thing is break my sugar addiction. Since I've completely wasted any and all time this weekend to work on my organization resolution (playing angry birds turned out to be so much more fun than organizing the desk, who knew?), I decided to tackle one of my more difficult long term goals, breaking my severe sugar addiction. I *HAVE* to have something sweet (and often, many something sweets) after dinner each night, and I never feel satisfied with desserts. I did quite a bit of indulging over break so I figured the week after the holidays was as good a time as any to start. Today will be a bit of an extra challenge due to our staff dessert holiday party, but I figured if I put it off, there would always be something coming that I would have to wait for it to be over. I actually have very little sugar in my meals (breakfast is probably the most but even that I've learned to mostly sweeten with fruit), so it's just dessert that is going to be the big change. My plan is to eat dinner at the table, not in front of the TV, so that when dinner is over, eating is over. I'll either brush my teeth or have some hot tea afterwards.

I was really excited when I told Eric my plan and he said he'd do it with me, I'll need all the support I can get! I feel like a crack addict going cold turkey...don't they have meetings or rehab centers out there for me too?

I'm still eating fruit (natural sugars) and not stressing about little amounts (2g in my pita for lunch today, a few grams in plain greek yogurt, etc) but no cereal or other high sugar foods.

Hopefully having this on the blog will give me some accountability - I'm off to eat my baked oatmeal and then its back to the grind.


  1. Wow, prolific blogging! Plus, it says you posted at 4:59 AM. That's kind of crazy. But ... good luck on your attempt to be sugar free!

  2. as I was thinking about this, I recalled that one of the first things I made in that space age microwave thingie was a bowl of oatmeal with no sugar (but it did have date pieces, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon) and it was surprisingly tasty! Does this count as sugar free, or should I try it without the date pieces?

  3. That's really weird...I could barely get out of bed at the normal time, much less prior to 5am. I would count that as sugar free since I'm not doing it as recommended by a doctor or anything, just for myself. I had Kath's baked oatmeal for breakfast w/o the brown sugar and didn't even miss it!


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