Woo Hoo!!! I made it! Today is day 40 of life with no sugar. O.k. O.k. I’ll tell the truth now. I did have a teaspoon of honey in some greek yogurt and a few cubes of a dark chocolate bar during the past two weeks. However, I am still calling this a success.
What I learned: I didn’t miss it! I had so much fun eating fruit smoothies that I didn’t miss eating my regular sweeteners. I thought for sure I would miss maple syrup and even as I write this there is a bit of a longing. . . yet I know that I will not go back into my old habits. There is no need. It was fairly easy to learn new habits of eating consciously. This time.
I started looking at my diet seriously about 18 years ago after I had my son. During my pregnancy I had become hypoglycemic. That might be because I practically lived on Dove ice cream bars. I couldn’t get enough of them. After I gave birth the hypoglycemia stayed. I ended up having to go to a nutritionist and learn how to balance my low blood sugar through diet. I have been on this journey of looking for balance through my diet for a very long time. That is why this time around taking sugar out of my diet was a fairly easy endeavour. I’ve learned that it doesn’t serve me to look at my teaspoon of honey as a failure to keep my commitment. It was part of the experience. Did I enjoy they honey? I loved it! I didn’t need it though. Sugar is no longer an obsession. And. That. Is. The. Point.