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Sugar Strike Challenge 2014Ever been really excited about something and then just kind of given up part way through? I’m furiously working on that flaw in myself, but it happens. I announced my challenge here and checked in at the three week mark here.

I was able to stay off sugar for the first two weeks. Week three I failed. Week four I did better, but still had some sugar. I honestly can’t remember what happened during week five, but I’m assuming it was similar to week four. Since I overall consumed less sugar over the course of the challenge, I’m calling it a partial win. However, I still wasn’t able to completely stay off sugar for five week.

My best guess as to why I failed is because I committed to it for so long and then realized that last time I did it was for much shorter of a time period. The moment I realized that I pretty much assumed it would be too hard. Funny how something gets into your head and takes over, right?

The good news is, I’ve cut sugar a lot even though I haven’t been able to stay away completely. I try not to keep “bad sweets”. In fact, I threw away a half eaten bag of s’mores candy corn because I couldn’t resist taking a handful every time I walked by. I do my best to fill up on natural or healthy sweet food like fruit, greek yogurt and I’ve recently discovered banana ice cream now that I have a food processor again.

I’d love to cut out processed sugar completely because the fact that I am so addicted to it that I couldn’t cut it out for five weeks makes me a little bit angry. It’s ridiculous, right? It’s just sugar!

 

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