Saturday, April 3, 2010
I am seriously counting the hours & minutes I have left to
eat indulge in sugar. Yes, I know it somewhat defeats the purpose, but 46 whole days without sugar is a very long time. Especially for me. But realistically, I will try my hardest not to eat too much --- I know it may make me sick. Sad, I know.
First up is a little fudge. I may or may not have a whole pound of pecan turtle fudge. I may or may not stay up until 12:01am just to have a slice. Or two.
Then a venti caramel machiatto with extra caramel. And I can have caffeine now too (and it has been about 21 months since I had caffeine). Hello Starbucks! I believe they open at 5:30am, I might just be there at 5:29am. LOL. I will be all hopped up on caffeine and sugar, that can never be good. Or maybe it can.
And I plan to make a quiche for breakfast, which I have every intention to put ketchup on. Go ahead and judge. It tastes good. And instead of a ham or prime rib (our normal holiday feast menus), we will be making a beef brisket (with some bbq sauce). Oh my. And some grilled asparagus, again, dipped in ketchup. I am a bit of a ketchup fan. I have missed my ketchup. We have a special relationship.
I may eat a tiny bit of Easter candy/chocolates, but I am most excited about the Starbucks, bbq sauce, and ketchup. And fudge.
In all seriousness, this has been an amazing experience. I proved to myself that I could do ANYTHING if I put my mind to it. It also made me realize that sugar is everywhere in everything. This is what we are feeding our kids, whether we know it or not. I was not able to eat out at restaurants, as 99% of them have some form of sugar. Same goes with processed foods.
It was good timing that Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution show on ABC started in the last 2 weeks. It is an eye-opener for all Americans, especially those who have kids in school. Knowing the crap that goes into our food is the first step in making a change. When I cook, I know what I am putting in my food, that makes me feel good about mealtimes at our house. I will continue to use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time we eat healthy foods, 20% of the time we have sweets or eat out, including holidays.
I will give myself one week to eat what I want, get my cravings out of the way, then start to limit (not take out entirely) sugar from all of our diets. Even though the boys (Chris included) ate a lot less sugar, they still had some sweets on occasion. So, that is the plan. It was quite the journey and I would do it all over again if I had to.