Monday, February 18, 2008

Sugar Free

I look forward to Valetine's Day season every year due to these little babies:

These are my favorite candies ever created! I only eat the Necco brand because of their crunchy character!! For some reason I absolutely love them. So as soon as they appear on the store shelves I stock up!! This year has been exceptionally bad because I used them as part of our Valentine's Day decor. I put some in a vase on our coffee table. It looked really cute and all of visitors loved it, but. . . BIG MISTAKE!! They were always calling my name-I was constantly snacking on them!! Last Tuesday, when I was working on the computer I opened a new bag and a half an hour later, I realized that I had eaten about 1/2 the bag!! It was gross!! I of course have to eat some on Valentines Day (in honor of the holiday of course). Then . . . Adam made this delicious dipping chocolate. He made me dipped marshmallows and strawberries---it was amazing. Talk about sugar suicide!

My guilt started to increase bit by bit the more I ate, but it was not until Friday did I realize the impact of the sugar. I have been going to the gym regularly and have been working hard to decrease my mile time. I have been doing well, until Friday morning. After sugar binging (literally-no exaggeration) for two days, the gym was the worst experience! I felt like someone who had just started working out, it was the most depressing work out!! I had to stop running every so often because my side hurt, and then I was out of breath. It was terrible!

(Me)

So after much thinking I have decided to erase sugar from my life. I am declaring it on this blog because I will feel more obligated to continue my goal due to me announcing it to all those close to me. I am running a 5k in June, so I thought that would be a good ending point for my Sugar-Free goal. I will not eat any more candy, desserts, or sugar cereal for the next four months.

It is day one, and I am feeling pretty good-granted it is the first day!! So wish me luck and feel free to check up on me because that will keep up my motivation! Also-if anyone has ideas for fruit treats and such that will taste like a dessert on my weak days-let me know!!

10 comments:

Shanicherie said...

Strawberries are the best deterrant for me! It depends on how "sugar-free" you're going, but strawberries mixed with granola is great (a little hi in the calories cause of the granola, but still good). Or Strawberries and lite cream cheese on toast. Or fruit parfaits with low fat, low sugar (or sugar free) vanilla yogurt (or plain if you can hack it). I also really love applesauce (the kind w/no added sugar). Basically what I'm saying is to stock up on fruit! It'll kill your sweet tooth! Good luck!

Nickell and Aaron said...

I was really sad about this post until I read "for the next four months". Strawberries, and oranges always help me! Good luck!

Kar said...

Woohoo! Good luck. I wish I had that kind of motivation. Be strong Jess! Don't give in to the sugary goodness.

Kate said...

This made me laugh, because I'm pretty sure all of us have overdosed on sugar! I have more times then I'd like to admit! You're a stronger person then I am! Instead of going "no" sugar I try to have a "low" sugar approach to life. Some weeks are harder then others...but I have definitely noticed that the less sugar I eat the better I feel. Sugar is actually not good at all for our bodies, too bad it tastes so good!
Blast!

Good luck, and I vow not to tempt you with treats when you come over to my house!

erin said...

good for you! Sugar-free jello! Only 10 calories. Fulfills the craving.

Tadd and Cat said...

I'm so depressed by this. You're making me feel like a cow! I have to have a treat like everyday! I don't know how you'll survive without sugar. I will say fruit is divine, and stocking up on that will be your best option. But I certainly feel bad for you. Also, those candy hearts are terrible! :)

Cohoon's said...

Jessica! How are you? You look so good and happy. I can't believe you live in Idaho! What is your new last name? Thanks for saying hi, your so cute. Love ya!

CwazyLawa said...

Sugar-free fruity mentos are a MUST! And I'm so proud you're a Project Runway fan. I look forward to it every week! Such goodness.

Tadd and Cat said...

I miss your blog posts

Tadd and Cat said...

Ok I put up a new post, your turn!