Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Eating Fine in 2009 Challenge

A few friends and I are taking a huge challenge to dump sugar in 2009. Yep, that's right, no refined or artificial sugar for an entire year. Birthday cake? Make mine with date sugar (ground dates) please :) Latte? Maple syrup only (really yummy by the way!).

This summer I was sugar free for about three months and it felt great. I'm ready to go back. The pounds just slipped off (even though I was pregnant and still gaining Audrey's weight, my net loss was about ten pounds). I felt good. I felt I was in control, not food. My girls would offer me some treat they'd brought home from Awana and then sadly remember and state that I couldn't have it. I was constantly reminding them that I indeed could have the sugar if I wanted to, but it was my decision. I will tell my body, it won't tell me.

So, want to join us? There is a group of about five of us who will leave sugar behind on January 1. We'll keep each other accountable primarily through email, so even if you don't know us, you can join in. Just drop me an email.


D Unstoppable Mom said...

Absolutley!! not me!! not now!! not in 2009!!! not ever!!!!

I don't eat a lot of sugar really, just in sodas or koolaid, and the occasional candy bar.

Anonymous said...

insanity! definitely not a challenge in which I choose to partake! But good for you! I'll be cheering you on! :) Summer

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

If I could say no to sugar, I wouldn't look like this . . .

Ba-DUMP-Bump . . . LOL

Seriously though, I commend you! I think you'll do great - you did it before, you can do it again!!

D Unstoppable Mom said...

Ya know Wendy, a friend of ours said just today that we can be delivered from our addictions if we just ask for Him to deliver us. I will ask on your behalf that YOU are delivered with ease from the sugar addiction and root you on...but I am not quite ready to face my addictions!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I will encourage you while I keep my sugar. There are too many things with that in them. Yogurt, bagels, peanut butter. Okay, I will stop. Really I am glad that it works for you and I will be right here cheering you on.