So here we are nearly two weeks into #SugarFree September and I have to report I have been quite well behaved. Despite a leaving party in work where there were sweets on every desk, at every corner and at every opportunity not one little jelly bean passed my lips. I know. I’m rather amazed myself to be honest. I think it’s because I know you are all watching my progress with interest that has pressured me into keeping my promise.
Today however, I would sell one of my precious children for the taste of a Haribo. In fact I would cheerfully give them away in exchange for a bag of Tangfastics. I am going to have to drive half way around the country on the way home this evening to avoid passing any sort of a shop or a garage. It’s just a shame that my car needs diesel. I’m not sure if I have the strength to stay blinkered in the shop when I pay for it. Perhaps I will have to pay at the pump instead and forgo the chance for some friendly chat and banter with the staff.
Isn’t it funny how some days are tougher than others? Maybe it’s just a manic Monday following a hectic weekend. Maybe it’s because I‘m tired and a little hungry because I didn’t have anything decent for lunch. A toasted banana sandwich just does not tick the right boxes at all let’s be honest. Or maybe it’s just my body is in shock following the sugar withdrawal. Who knows? All I know right now is that today is hard. I am attempting to satisfy the sugar craving with Twinngs Cold Infuse Tea bags for water bottles. Not sure if they’re really hitting the spot either but they’re refreshing anyway so I’ll persevere.
I’m actually quite pleased with the progress to date however. I managed to avoid the sugar while still enjoying the party in work on Friday. I managed to just have a taste of the delicious apple cake that two of the kids made on Sunday for afternoon tea. I mean, in fairness, it would have been rude not to have a morsel after all the work they had put in. It was gorgeous by the way. But the biggest challenge is yet to come. The birthday of the youngest child falls on the 22nd of September. There is no way on this earth that this day will be sugar free. Not a hope. He has already been very vocal about his cake expectations and treats required. Birthdays are a big deal in our house. They are always marked by sweets, treats and surprises galore and this one will be no different. So I will have to save up my sugar cravings until then and hope that I don’t go overboard on the day itself. Maybe I’ll be incredibly disciplined and manage to provide the treats without indulging myself. Stranger things have happened. You never know, I might just surprise myself. Watch this space!