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Sugar Strike Recap // Sometimes you fail…

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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