Tuesday, May 5, 2009

if just by noticing at will.



In the past 21 days I have turned down cupcakes, homemade ice cream, root beer floats, chocolate, candy, cake, and lots of cookies*. Yeah, I'm proud of myself, so what. Whenever I find myself wishing for something sweet I grab a piece of the five different kinds of gum in my purse, eat some fresh fruit, or occasionally enjoy sugar-free jello, popsicles, etc.

Fruit smoothies are definitely my new favorite treat.
(banana + strawberries + blueberries + ice)

On the subject of fruit, has anyone ever tried Bountiful Baskets or a similar food co-op? (The only thing stopping me from signing up right now is that hideous website.)


*except the sugar-free cookies my sister lovingly made for me with agave nectar... yum!

18 comments:

  1. I heard about those cookies (read: I read about them on her blog) and, while I didn't wish for my own traumatic freeway accident to merit a plate, I DID wish for a taste of them.

    CONGRATS on your sugar-free streak! That's really wonderful.

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  2. You're so good. I'm full of admiration right now.

    (Gosh, that website really *is* awful! I clicked over and shuddered!)

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  3. don't let the web-site deter you. it really is nice. i've done it for almost a year. go for it...you'll love it!

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  4. {found your blog through black eiffel, you're blog is a favorite of mine}

    You're awesome to have done the sugar-free thing for so long. In my humble opinion, you should try a carrot juice, mango, strawberry smoothie (I used ice cream as thickener, so I was cheating). I used to do it all the time, it's so good, and not too sweet.

    You live in Arizona? I feel like we should be friends or something.

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  5. Wow we share the same hatred for that website. Holly and Janelle habitually order those baskets leaving me envious on a weekly basis.

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  6. We've been living off of shakes lately too. Our favorite consists of:

    Chocolate protein powder (no sugar), peanut butter (all natural), peanuts, bananas, and ice. Maybe no the lowest in fat, but wow, it's amazing. And it definitely cures my desire for sugar. That and the sugar free gum. I have like 8 packs in my purse too, ha ha.

    Keep going strong.

    P.S. when is the wilco concert and are the tickets sold out already? I really want to take McKane for his birthay and go with you guys. That'd be so fun.

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  7. what a sweet sister. I am not a big sweets person, but take it away and that's all I want. Way to go!

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  8. I don't think I could ever give up sugar - but I really need too! I just started doing Bountiful Baskets here in Mesa and have been impressed with the food so far. You should offer to do a site design for them.

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  9. Way to go on the no sugar kick...I did it once for a whole sumer, but can't find the motivation to do it again. Yes, I did have about 8 cookies yesterday rather than breakfast or lunch. I am so ashamed. Ive done bountiful baskets a few times and I am always really happy with the produce, so give it a try. The only thing that bugs is you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes I wonder if it would be about the same price to just go to sprouts and pick out the things you will actually use and eat. Try it though.

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  10. I really love freezing bananas and using them as a base instead of ice...I don't really like the crunchy ice on my teeth.

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  11. this is inspiring.

    i wonder if i could go without sweets...

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  12. Good work Angela. And I agree - fruit is wonderful!

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  13. I've contemplated Bountiful Baskets. BUT, you have to wait in line (early Saturday morning) to get yours AND I've been told it's cheaper to go to Superstition Ranch Market. Plus, you get what you want and not too much of something you wouldn't normally buy.

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  14. I thought about you today while I was emptying my 50 pounds of sugar into plastic boxes in my food storage.
    I figured out a long time ago that I could just run 6 miles a day and then I could eat as much sugar as I wanted. See how that works? So much more fun.

    And also, we like soy milk in our smoothies here. Fruit shakes are our Friday night staple served with pizza.

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  15. you are my favorite sister-in-law.

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  16. Nice will-power. I have a chocolate pie in my fridge right now that is all for me because Alex is not interested. I like sweets.

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  17. I live for strawberries. :) Congrats on the sugar-free-ness; you're doing well!

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  18. if you add a handful of spinach you cannot even taste it but it has that much more nutrtion! yum!! i dont know how you stayed away from sweets, my weakness for sure!

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