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Why I earned my cape today... (1st in a series of amazing things I have done!)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Because I ROCK, today was day 2 of my NO SUGAR detox. I have eaten so much sugar over the last few weeks, it is ridiculous!

So on Wednesday, I went without sugar. No cookies, no candy, no breads, no cakes, no cake pops... NOTHING. I was very proud of myself yesterday and ate fruit instead. Plain, delicious fruit. (see my blog from yesterday called Somehow, I forgot).

Today was a bigger challenge. I went to my Grandmother (in laws) house. She has a huge sweet tooth and I always bring her cookies or bring her cake or something.

I brought her Safeway soup and we had that and french bread for lunch. I also brought her a square of chocolatey chocolate cake. She does NOT take NO for an answer and she always makes sure I eat at least one cookie or something else I brought her.

Today, I ate an apple on the way over, ate the soup and bread and then dessert time. I cut her a square and then I sat down with the fruit salad I had purchased at Safeway.

She said, "you are having fruit? No cake?" I told her "I LOVE cake but Grandma, I have been eating much to much so I am going to not have any sugar for a week".

She said A WEEK??? Lol. I told her when I first set out to lose weight, I didnt eat extra sugar for weeks and weeks. I also told her I wanted to lose the few pounds I had gained over the holidays plus, I needed to still lose some more.

She dropped it and that was the end of that. I was so glad she did. I can only take so much pressure!

I am super proud of myself for not eating anything with extra sugar for the last 2 days. 2 days may not seem like much to some people, but to me, it is launching me on to success.

I am remembering that small steps lead to big gains.
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    2 days is a lifetime in sugar talk, the lack there of. I'm so proud of you! My Christmas goodies are nearly gone. I took them to parties so that I had help with the calories. That worked really well but still too many left for me.

    Keep going! You can do it!


    1898 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    loved how you planned ahead, had a healthy choice for dessert, and didn't let a "food pusher" change your goal. I just had a birthday, and in a way it was a relief I didn't see my Mom (who is a great baker) because I know she would have made me a cake. You set such a good example - thanks for sharing!
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    1898 days ago
    Wow! That's a big accomplishment! When I try to go off sugar the first few days are tough and then it gets much easier. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1898 days ago
    YAY JAN!!! Good for you, that's awesome! Totally earned your cape = )
    1898 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Yay for you, Jan. It is hard enough saying no to ourselves - saying no to others is just additional stress, but quite necessary because it starts and ends with US. I finally blogged today, after a long hiatus, and that was one of my points: saying no over and over and over is one of the cornerstones of getting healthier. It sounds negative but in reality it is liberating, in my experience. I would so much rather hear a gracious, honest no from someone I love, than a begrudging, resentful yes. So, I can do the same for others. Good for you for breaking a pattern in a healthy, gracious manner.
    1898 days ago
    Good for you!
    1898 days ago
  • DAISY443
    emoticon (That is supposed to show a baby happy at taking baby steps!)
    1898 days ago
  • KITT52
    emoticon ....great job....great grandmother too...
    1898 days ago
    Super proud of you!!
    1898 days ago
  • -POOKIE-

    I think I need to do a ban on refined sugar for a while as well!
    1899 days ago
  • PJH2028
    You do, so ROCK! Right there with you... coming off and resetting after the holidayze.

    Keep on keeping on babe.
    Cape a flyin !
    Love you,
    Paula emoticon
    1899 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    great job!!
    1899 days ago
    congratulations and excellent!
    1899 days ago
    Congratulations! I know its hard, I went without sugar for three months before Christmas and it really put it into perspective over the holidays when I added it back in. So much of what we eat that is sugar heavy really isn't all that nice! Especially the store bought stuff (homemade is a different story). The first week was the hardest for me so I am sending you tons of support to power through tomorrow as well.
    1899 days ago
    Great job! :) (Send me the cake.)
    1899 days ago
    Hooray!!! Congratulations on your successful sugar fast so far! :) And way to go Grandma, for not being a food-pusher! :)
    1899 days ago
    Well done! I always thought that will power was an internal force to do the right thing and talk yourself out of temptation. Now I find it is that as well as a force to keep others from pushing temptation on us. The holidays are such a wonderful time with family and friends, but too often food becomes the focus and not indulging begins to make us feel guilty. I made everyone happy and ate all the stuff presented, now I am working it off!

    Stay strong and remain the captain of your destiny!
    1899 days ago
    Well done, SuperMama!
    1899 days ago
    You did great with planning! And yes, it can launch you on your path to success!
    1899 days ago
    I am proud of you too!
    1899 days ago
    You did awesome and what great strategy to prevent your gran from pressuring you. Having fruit can be so much enjoyable than the sugary snacks and you will become so much aware of what fruits can tickle your pallet enough not to crave the sugary sweets.

    In the morning, I take frozen fruit and add it to orange juice and whip up smoothies. They are so delicious and I get about 3 fruit servings per cup.
    I also add a cup of spinach to the smoothies and you DO NOT taste it at all. I keep a bag of fresh spinach in the freezer and toss it in with the frozen fruit. Sometimes the color isn't the most pleasant but the taste is so delicious! Try that one day and you'll soon become addicted.

    I don't use yogurt or mild because that is added calories but the orange juice is just right for making it liquid enough to blend.
    All the best in reaching your 3013 goals.

    Hu emoticon gs
    1899 days ago
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