I'm still so happy the New Year arrived, and I can't stop thinking about my resolutions, or what may be considered restrictions. One of the biggest resolutions I set for myself was to eliminate sugar from my daily intake. Now this doesn't mean I'm going to be checking every label for my favorite ingredient = sugar, but I want to start taking a closer look at how much, what are the added sugar substitutes, and why?
I have this love for sugar.
- I nibble on coffee cake simply for the brown sugar.
- I make coffee in the morning simply for the cream & sugar.
- I stop at snow cone shacks because I crave liquid sugar.
- I enjoy toast best when sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
- My first instant messenger name was nothing other than, Sugrgirl.
Point of the matter, sugar is getting the best of me. I'm not one who likes to fail, nor am I one that likes to compete, but it's time I woman-up and truly eliminate something o-so sweet. No more dessert following dinner. I can't sample or buy anything ice-cream related (cones, shakes, etc.) until summer (June 1, 2011), no more peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee, no more cinnamon dulce lattes, no more baking just because I crave cookie dough (this happens a lot), and definitely no more starlight peppermints (another one of my weaknesses), even if I've had a plate full of garlic.
There is nothing better than starting off a project or experiment than on a clean slate, with a new year. Since sugar and I will be taking a break, a much needed one, I'm curious if I'll go through withdrawals similar to a smoker or drug addict? I guess there is no better time to find out than now :)