Here we are – one week into my sugar-free challenge. I’d say it’s going pretty well so far. I’ll be honest though – the first couple of days my mentality was just plain stupid. I was like “I may not be able to eat sugar but I can eat ANYTHING WITH SALT!”
[enter massive bag of corn chips from Costco]
I got so bloated, woke up in the middle of the night thirsty, and had pretty bad stomach pain. I’m so smart.
ANYWAY, after I got that all out of my system and smartened up, things got really good! I did a lot of food prep over the weekend – quinoa, tofu, chickpea salad, chia muffins, raw truffles – and my body has been pretty happy. I thought I’d have a lot of cravings but it hasn’t been bad at all. I’ve had sweets in the house and went to a few outings where there was candy, cookies, and other treats around but after the initial “OMG THAT LOOKS SO GOOD” it just went away. At Danielle’s party there was this crazy looking dessert that her sister had made. It was dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, and sea salt all combined. A part of me wanted to shovel it all into my face and just tell you guys I put an end to my sugar strike but then I reminded myself why I’m doing this. It’s not going to work and I’m not going to rule anything out if I don’t take this seriously.
A lot of people eliminate fruit and natural sweeteners (like maple syrup) when they do a sugar detox but I’ve been eating fruit daily, usually in smoothies. I think this has helped big time as I haven’t had any cravings which is really weird. Any time I embark on one of these crazy challenges all I can think about is what I’m going to treat myself with when it’s all over. Believe it or not, I haven’t even thought about that yet. WHO AM I?!
In other news, this guy got sprayed by a skunk last night and it was a complete nightmare.
Princeton likes to protect his backyard so when he tried to scare off the skunk things didn’t go over so well. Luckily they didn’t get close enough to attack each other but having a dog that smells like skunk is not a good time. I had to run and buy hydrogen peroxide (thanks to google and Danielle’s advice), mixed it with baking soda and dish soap and slathered Princeton in the solution. He was not happy about it but it helped take the stink away. Problem was – the entire house smelled of skunk and still does today. It’s pretty chilly outside but I’ve had windows open all day in hopes of airing the house out and bowls of vinegar in every room because apparently that helps too? Who knows.
Welp, that’s what’s been going on over here! Hope you are having a great day!