Saturday, October 31, 2009

The TRICK is to not eat the TREAT

How'd it go?

I'm having a proud lil moment. I did not succomb. It's 10 o' clock on all Hallow's Eve and I have not eaten the evil sugarstuff once. Did I give the poor defenseless children this highly addictive drug? I'm afraid so.

I thought about doing the ol' apple chips thing or the granola bar or god forbid the lecture on my porch. I did not. Partially because it would be mighty costly and partially because I don't want my house to get egged.

But honestly?

I wanted to be the cool chic on the block who gave out the good stuff. (chocolate) So while I"m up here evangelizing away I'm a big ol sucker workin' for the man peddling the crack to the little people who will likely make themselves shake by eating too much of the stuff out of the plastic pumpkin. Or that's what I did anyway.

Next year I'll think of something. I have to. Since it will be my first time hitting the sidewalks with my little one, I"ll have to figure out how to wrestle this crap out of his little hands. How weird, a holiday where we invite our children to beg sugar from other people by dressing up to the point of being unrecognizable. It's dastardly. And awesome. Sigh.


So I'm one week in of getting off the crack (sugar! I mean sugar!) and I'm feeling preettty darn good. How are y'all doing?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

God Bless Cheese

I'm sure lots of people would refute this statement. Apparently Courtney Love has a lot to say on the topic. And it's pretty compelling, especially becuase she yells. But.

First I'm quitting the crack, and then we'll see about letting go of the miracle called grilled cheese.

So for now, Bring on the cheese, bring on the funk. (and since cheese is generally moldy, I guess I'm repeating myself there).

Here's some other things I go to when I'm jonsin' for some sugar-love:

* Ezekiel cereal (pretty much the ONLY cereal around sans Sug)

* Ezekial bread (with cheese)

* Did I mention cheese?

* Pickles

* Mint tea - weird but true, this knocks out sugar cravings. Especially if you're into agave and want to add a little smidgen

*Pretzels dipped in Almond Butter.

Oh I could go on about almond butter. I would say peanut butter 'cept it often has effin' sugar. Check the label. And almond butter can be your friend, even though it's expensive. Make out with it, seriously.

2 days to the day of sugar worshipping and the wearing of costumes so that you can eat alot of it. Are you scared? I am.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sugar is the New Heroin

Says the lab rats.

I get it. I'm going through withdrawal. Three times today I walked into and back out of the kitchen. I drank some water. I drank some tea. I drank some Kombucha.

Oh and I ate some trail mix that had cranberries with sugar DAMMIT! So tomorrow I'm setting the timer back to day 1. But, I am feeling a wholelottamobetta.

Sunday without a scone. Woooo-hooo!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hey Jane, why do you hate sugar so much?

Well, because it's evil.

It makes my body hurt.
It makes me wear lotsa extra weight.
It makes me grumpy. (Okay mean).

It's getting people really really sick.
You know what LOVES sugar? Cancer. Yep, if you want to get that tumor growing, eat lots of sugar.
Diabetes. 'nuff said.

It's been a long time crusade of mine to quit the 'crack' as I affectionately call it. Sugar in fact is one molecule off from heroin. No kidding. (Ummmkay just googled this and I guess it's not accurate, but let's go with it anyway, okay?) Clearly I don't claim to be any kind of expert, but I have battled my own sugar addiction for 10 years now and I'm just sick of being sick.

So let's do this thing together. Let's quit the evil drug that's making us fat and angry and grumpy and turn into the label reading hot chics (and dudes) that we were meant to be. Ok label reading sucks but it's an important part of the journey.

So what's the journey? My challenge to you is to quit white sugar for 100 days. I'm not all up in your honey grill, honey it up. I'm also (personally) down with the Agave. The molasses thing? Ugh, hard to know. I'm quitting that one too. I'm letting go of the things that 'cause a sugar reaction - as it OMFG I have to eat more and more and more. But you can define your own terms, I think kicking the white stuff is hard enough.

Google and wiki and this place say names for white sugar include:

oh and the corn syrup's

High fructose corn syrup is evil, evil, evil and must be destroyed. And you know what? It doesn't taste good either. Have you ever had 'Mexican Coke'? They manufacture it with white sugar and it tastes so much better. Not that I ever drink it. Ahem.

So, whaddya think? Sign in here and tell me what your start and end date is. If you pull it off, cute hubs and I will bake you a whole wheat agave sweetened banana bread loaf and ship it to you whereever you are. (US Only, except Joyce). And a t-shirt! I don't know what it looks like yet, thankfully I have 100 days to come up with it.

Come back here for inspiration, a shoulder to cry on, a place for hints and tips on how to kick the 'crack' habit. This ain't easy but the least we can do is band together for strength. (sniff! that's so beautiful!)