My name is Anne and I am addicted to sugar. I feel the need to consume some sort of sweet treat after each meal. Sometimes the sweet treat is my meal. For example, I’ll make a banana, zucchini or pumpkin bread slice it up, put it in the freezer and grab a slice for breakfast as I’m on my way out the door. It’s definitely not a good habit to start off most of your days with a pastry. The only hope I have of not eating a sugar laced treat after a meal is if I don’t pack one in my lunch and I have the willpower to say no to any treats that may be offered to me throughout the workday. Curse the lunchroom where I work because there are often sweets laying around for the taking. Let’s not forget that treats that are brought to school for students’ birthdays all the time too. Sugar is everywhere people and it’s up to me to say no.
There have been a couple times in the past when I have gone cold turkey and given up sweets for a few weeks. It was a struggle for about the first week or two. I was always thinking about how I couldn’t eat sugar and how I really wanted to eat sugar. Always. Then it became a little easier to pass up the temptations. I’d eventually fall out of my new habit when I allowed myself a little something. I am an all or nothing girl. A little bit turned into a little bit more and then back into my original problem. I have decided that I need to get back on the wagon.
This time I have two victims people who have been forced chosen to join me in my Cut Out the Excess Sugar Challenge 2013. My friend/neighbor/running partner, Monika, and my husband, Adam, will also be struggling to make the change. We are going to be each other’s support.
I know that I have a problem. And I know I need to do something about it. That’s the first step right?! It’s lame, but our start date is not until after the holidays. I need to get through Christmas and a trip to Disney World before I can make this huge change. Wish us luck.
Anyone else want to join me in my Cut Out the Excess Sugar Challenge 2013?