I realize I fell off the wagon & stopped blogging about my sugar-free journey, however, I am happy to report that I was sugar-free for 23 straight days (minus a few Cliff bars). Yep, this means I had no flavored coffee creamer (which I missed the most), no chocolate (2nd, on the most missed list), no cake, no cookies, nothing even dessert related. It was a tough, challenging, struggle, but I made it. I would say after the first couple of weeks, I really didn’t miss it, but when November 24th came about, I indulged in some coffee creamer.
Dave & I talked about how we felt, and we both agreed that we never felt bloated during this time, and we felt a whole lot better. When Thanksgiving rolled around, I did enjoy my homemade cranberry sauce, but dessert wasn’t as satisfying to me. Yes, the pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pineapple pie, and coconut & lemon patries tasted great, but perhaps, I wanted some chocolate. Actually, probably not, since today I ate part of a Toblerone chocolate bar & it really didn’t do it for me. I think I may have ruined myself (in a good way). I think what will end up happening is that I’ll save one evening & have dessert for dinner with my good friend, Anne. Gourmandise, a bakery is Salt Lake, looked scrumptious & looked like it was made just for that purpose. 🙂
One other noteworthy mention, I didn’t gain any weight over the holidays. I was quite pleased with myself when I weighed in, considering I really haven’t made it to they gym consistently. Could it be the sugar-free lifestyle? Who knows? What I do know is that I feel better, have more energy, don’t get hungry as much, and have a great support system at home for it.
I will be starting this all over again tomorrow. Christmas Eve or Christmas is the goal. I will succeed in not falling off the wagon again. 🙂 GO ME!