Good Morning Peaches!
And Happy Halloween!!! Here are my little pumpkin heads.
I mean, I can’t stand the cuteness!!!!
If you missed Saturday’s kinda angry post, you know that instead of diving into my children’s Halloween candy this year, I have quit sugar all together. For now, I am the only one quitting sugar in my household. Someone has to be the pioneer I guess.
I feel exactly the way I did back when I quit smoking (for the record, that was a LONG time ago). I don’t even crave sugar anymore. I only have it when I think I am supposed to, like when I have a cheat meal, or when it is given to me. BUT once I have a little bit, it’s over, I have no control. It’s not one cookie, it’s 15. It’s not a scoop of ice cream, it’s the whole pint. Or maybe it was a half gallon. I mean who remembers these things? 😉 Sugar is the ONLY food that I have absolutely no self control with. I do not deprive myself, I eat a very wholesome diet and do not cut calories. It’s not like my body s binging from deprivation. So I am going ahead and saying “Sugar, it’s not me it’s you. We don’t work well as a couple. I’m leaving you.”
Since quitting, many thoughts have been bouncing around in my mind. What do I say when people ask me why I’m not eating it? What do I do at holidays? At birthday parties? On date nights? What about my beloved cheat meals?
To the first question, I have just decided to be honest and say that I can’t handle sugar so I do not eat it. To answer what I will do on holidays/birthdays/date nights/cheat meals, I have made a list of 20 things that are as much fun or even more fun than eating junk! Here it is!
20 Things That Are More Fun Than Sugar
- Watching a moving
- Fitting into things
- Having a cup of coffee with a friend
- Not feeling sick
- Trying a sugarless meal at a new restaurant
- Not getting cavities
- Playing a board game
- Experiencing no regret
- Playing pool
- Not being addicted to sugar
- Feeling in control of my appetite
- Shopping (shopping!!!)
- Experimenting with sugarless recipes
- Watching the sunset
- Playing with the kids
- Having energy to play with the kids
- Weight loss! Hello! I just had a baby, I don’t have time for extra pounds.
Those should keep me busy for a while.
What is something that you could do instead of eating junk?
Have a fabulous Monday!