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    GREGORYCOLE   14,644
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You know that feeling you get when you are about to do something you really don't want to?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Alright, so next month (February, 2014) I am doing a healthy living challenge again, and I need to write about it now, so I can make sure I follow through. Writing this entry is tough though, because I feel like it is committing in advance to doing something uncomfortable. Here it goes.

February will be a sweets free month.

To those of you who say "Oh that doesn't sound that bad" you know what? Eat me. This blog isn't for you. I struggle with sweets, they are one of my favorites. Especially cookies. But in February, my wonderful DW and I will be having a baby, and I need a healthy living challenge that will not take up time like doing 30 minutes of cardio a day etc. I also am trying to focus now on detaching emotions from eating and relating to food as fuel, and not as emotional crutches etc. So I think having a sweet free February will be a good, tough challenge for me, especially with the new baby.

Oh and one more thing...I will still be putting sugar in my coffee.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HIPPICHICK1 3/12/2014 11:20AM

    My hubby has a really hard time with sugar. He LOVES it! and he love sweets, but recently he's been reading up on the Paleo diet and has ditched sugar (mostly) and switched to Truvia, which he researched like crazy before deciding to buy it. He's confident that Truvia is safe to consume. I, on the other hand, prefer stevia to sweeten things. I use xylitol for baking sweets, but I don't bake much. Xylitol comes from North American hardwood trees. It's a very low carbohydrate tree sap that has 10 calories per tsp., but it is ridiculously expensive - $10 a pound. If one prefers real food over chemical compounds (like Splenda which was discovered while trying to make a better rat poison), then maybe xylitol is for you.
How did you month without sweets go?
P.S. I'm Spark friends with your lovely wife.

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JANEMAR2 1/10/2014 11:08AM

    From one person with a sweet tooth to another, I understand how hard a struggle this can be.


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UOFIGIRL 1/9/2014 11:48AM

    Congrats on the baby! And giving up sweets is too much for me. That takes some serious courage.

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CHEETARA79 1/9/2014 11:43AM

    You are my sweetie. Not eating sweets will make you no less sweet to me. Sweeeeeeeeeet challenge!

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