Friday, January 17, 2014

january no-sweets check-in #3

When I came across this mug on Etsy I couldn't help but giggle and think of our challenge.
Hopefully no one has gotten too 'hangry' over the past few weeks.

Anyway, here is the gist of how things are going for me:
- No notice of any skin change...although I also am going through birth control changes, so that doesn't help.
- I am slowly aquiring a taste for black coffee.  I actually am enjoying the taste of the coffee - not the creamer.  Wow.  At first it was awful.
-Have lost about 3 pounds.  As I've said, cutting out the sweets has made me feel, if not look, thinner.

But, I will confess, I have cheated.  Twice.

My cheats:  One evening after dinner I had two mini Airheads.  Hubby works for the company that makes these so there are about a bazillion in our cupboard.  Felt immediately icky afterward.  Also, I drank soda on two occasions.   Of course, felt bloated immediately and remembered why I avoid drinking pop in general.  If you are a pop (how we say it in MN) drinker and don't feel bloated after drinking it...try giving it up for a month and then see how you feel going back to it.  Might inspire you to quit for good.  Or maybe I'm just weird.

This leads me to believe that sweets really are not worth it.  Right?  Riiiiight????

Anyway, here are some ways I avoided 'cheating' even more than those two occasions....

- Eating fruit!  Technically it has sugar, but I don't consider fruit a sweet.  Natural!  Totally can cure a craving for {naughty}sweets.

- A glass of red wine!  Oh yes, antioxidants and oh so delish.  Not a sweet.  At least in my mind.

- Drinking water.  As with any craving, you might just be thirsty.  Drink a bunch of water and see how you feel in twenty minutes.

If you cheated, too, no worries.  Just move forward!

If you have any of your own tips for avoiding sweets - please share!  :)


  1. Come on! What is Feb! I need to plan! ;)

    I cheated too. By accident. Or habit. I grabbed a couple animal crackers once. And then another time I had a lara bar...not thinking it was a chocolate chip lara bar.

    In giving up sugar, I've lost 2 pounds! I shouldn't be surprised, but I am, since I really wasn't expecting to lose any more weight. I love it. And since I am such a sugar addict, I just may stay with this no sugar thing.

    Beer. And popcorn. Those are my sugar substitutes. :) And the popcorn has salt. And butter.

    If you need a good pop substitute, try drinking La Croix. You'll hate it for awhile, but you will grow to love it. I swear. :)

  2. Doritos. Doritos could help you not cheat. ;)

  3. I so need to join in on this!! whenever i have gone without sugar, i feel the BEST that i ever feel...desperately need to get back to it! Thanks for sharing might just be the motivation i need to jump back on the wagon. ;) xoxo

  4. you are doing great!!! love the updates.


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