Tuesday, January 25, 2011

it was so easy and the words so sweet.



I'm on a break with sugar. Yes, again. (Clearly this may be a lifelong battle.) It's been six days already. Clint is joining me for awhile, which makes it easier. You know what else helps? Making sure my breakfasts include some protein, which totally curbs sugar cravings throughout the day. Also: lots of fruit.

In the past four years of our marriage, I don't think I've ever known Clint to eat fruits or vegetables at home that I haven't washed/prepared/cut for him. Last week he peeled himself an orange or two. One day he even made himself his own salad*. We're both proud.


*sidenote: Almost every time I make salads, he proclaims that it's the best salad ever. I like that.

26 comments:

  1. trying to do the same. it seems harder this time around. i'm just stuffing myself with fruit and lettuce and turkey and almonds.

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  2. I don't know how you do it. I honestly think the longest I could go without sugar would be a week- maybe two. I think it's so great that you do this!

    Don't you love a husband compliment directed toward food? Whenever I cook I'm secretly hoping for David to make a big deal about how good it is. I want to try one of your famous salads.

    I clicked on the links to your past no sugar posts and I realized that I left a comment saying something about you getting 24 comments on your 24th birthday post, but you had 22 comments (just realized this now). What was I talking about? Did you think I was crazy?

    Sorry for the long comment. Thanks for your kind words on Abby's blog!

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  3. I love when josh compliments my salads too! Very rarely do I make salads for dinner...but the BBQ chicken salad never fails! :-)

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  4. Good luck in your no sugar ways! What a hard thing that would be for me to do.

    PS Your photo is darling!

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  5. ahh i wish i had the willpower to give up sugar! even for 6 days... good luck, i hope you keep it going. you are my inspiration.

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  6. Cool! I feel so great when I go without sugar. My favorite way to trick my brain is to pour a glass of plain soda water, and put a few drops of vanilla extract in it (sometimes orange extract, too... hello orange cream soda). Cheap and delicious!

    I'm new to your blog and I just have to say that the design is gorgeous, and so is your photography! So refreshing : )

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  7. eating healthy honestly makes suuuuuch a difference! and good job on the whole no-sugar-added thing.

    and SAME thing with Jason and I—never never never peels his own oranges, then two days ago I caught him in the act. my jaw dropped.

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  8. protein at breakfast, huh? i'll have to try that. sugar is such a problem for me. i have this nagging feeling that it's ruining my health and my life, but then i just drown that feeling in junior mints.

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  9. one of my favorite songs... i love it.

    i've been doing SO good this year with sugar/processed food intake, working out and eating smaller portions then tonight i made homemade oreos and ate myself sick... whhhhhhhhhhhhy? maybe i should try to go off totally.

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  10. You truly are incredible. Definitely wouldn't be able to do that...ever! Rob is the exact same way with fruits and veggies. Silly boys.

    So I've tried commenting on your blog for the last 3 or 4 posts but for some reason it wouldn't let me. Just so you know and don't think I'm a brat:)

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  11. soooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. i've also been thinking a lot about my sugar intake. i'm starting to watch it much more closely.

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  13. he's so sweet to say that about your salads!

    my boyfriend is the same way about fruits and well, I've yet to see him peel anything. except bananas!

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  14. Bravo! Not an easy task. :)

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  15. You are my hero. That is seriously hard work!

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  16. I need to, but I caaaaaan't.

    Good for you, though. Seriously, you rock.

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  17. This might be info overload but I'm currently trying to fight off some candida - and eliminating sugar is a big goal in doing so. I have a hard time though because I LOVE sugar. And they say not to even eat fruit. And there's tons of foods that are bad for what I've got right now so I feel that I'm at a loss as to what to eat! IT's kind of frustrating. And that's cute about what your husband says in regards to your salads :)

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  18. Doing the same. My saving grace are those dried mangos you can only buy at Costco.

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  19. David enjoys eating my salads, too. I think its because I can't stand a plain salad, he says I'm good at advertising.
    I'm doing no sugar also, and it is hard, but healthier! I have to stay busy or I get in trouble!

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  20. I've always felt so much better when I steer clear of it. I just can't give up my morning (gross huh?!) routine of a kitkat and diet coke!

    10 year reunion is exactly FOUR months from today. It's business time. I'm going to follow suit and stop the sugar!

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  21. yay for you! so is it because of health conditions? if so lets talk.

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  22. Clint's such a big boy. I'm still waiting for Jason to grow up and enjoy a salad. However, I'll never wait for him to prepare one himself.

    Hmmm, I've been thinking a lot about sugar lately. I'm seriously considering ditching it... which may mean the world is about to end. I had eggs for breakfast and guess what, I am craving sugar. Sugar, sugar, sugar.

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  23. I admire your willpower. I couldn't do it. Sugar just makes me too happy.

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  24. Such a hard thing to do! My husband has diabetes so he was trained to eat fruits instead of dessert, which has helped me a lot. I also make sure to have protein for breakfast-it helps so much!

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  25. I am sending well wishes your way. You can do it!

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  26. I've given up sugar for the past month and have been reading a lot about it. Fruit has a LOT of sugar in it. Kind of like nature's dessert. I've been eating lots and lots of veggies and treating myself to fruit. This is also a hard thing to do, but after a month, it's become so much easier!

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