This is all fine and good (and I'm thrilled I was able to help) but there is a problem here. SHE is now kicking my butt. She's given up sugar. I know I should give up sugar. My name is ThyHand (not really) and I AM addicted to sugar. I want all the things she is writing about- feeling more in control, more energy, more patience and (of course) pants that fit better.
So, here I go. Oh, man. I'm shaking in my boots. No sugar. Lord, help me. Pleeeeease help me.
What 'No Sugar' means for me...
no cookies, cakes or pies.
no dipping the knife in the peanut butter and then the jelly and licking it after making sandwiches for the kids.
no baked oatmeal in the morning because it contains brown sugar.
no icing straight from the container or chocolate chips from the bag.
no muffins or zucchini bread.
no dipping my spoon into the Nutella and then the peanut butter.
no ice cream, chocolate, hot chocolate, candy, chocolate, chocolate or chocolate. Ouch.
none of these above (I don't drink soda anyway) for at least two whole weeks, probably through Lent.
In the meantime, I am going to try to learn how to bake using more natural sweeteners. But not yet. For now, it's cold turkey. I'm taking this bull by the horns and for me, this is a very, very, VERY large bull.