I have talked myself into it. I am twelve hours through. I am sugar free.
The goal: One month, no sugar.If I blog it or tell someone about it, I am committed so here it is: I am a sugar free mama. I have done this once before in the ancient years of junior high and I felt great. I need to do it again. I don't eat candy. I am not a junkie, but I want to clean house. I want my body to be at it's best. I think that sugar in moderation will not kill us but as a society, sugar rules the roost. I think you need to stand up and show the body who is boss now and then and just not give into the cravings. It makes us feel stronger and healthier in the long run. It helps us to lessen our desires for sweets and strengthens our immune systems. Sugar ages us, makes us sleepy and wreaks havoc on our health. But, like me, we want to deny it and go with the norm. I don't intend to stay off sugar entirely but I plan on eating it much more sparingly after this little hiatus.
So my friends, since misery loves company, I want to recruit you. I want 20 names by the end of the weekend. At least. I am throwing the challenge out there. SIL's? Cousins? Cousin in laws? Blogging friends in Idaho? California? Nevada? Blog Stalkers? Church Buddies? Whose in? Are you tough enough?
Here are the rules: You start on March 1st, or today if you want. You go to the end of March, just in time for Easter. You can have honey, coconut sugar or stevia. No other pretend sugars. Use in moderation as we are trying to lessen our sweet cravings. If you go out to eat and order a salad that may have hidden sugar in the dressing, don't sweat it. Just stay away from the obvious. The deserts, the after dinner mints, etc. You will be surprised at how good fruit will taste and how many options you have out there. You will also be surprised at how much sugar there is in everything. No evaporated cane juice, no corn syrup. You get the point.
So, who's joining me? Who can do hard things?
I double dog dare you.
***Terri, I will need a batch of those cute stevia chocolates, almonds please.