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!
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!!