I have just made a spontaneous decision. (Spontaneity is not something I’m known for.) Starting today, I am doing a mini sugar strike.
What is a sugar strike?
For me, a sugar strike is giving up all the obvious sugars (except in my coffee…I haven’t found an acceptable substitute within our budget), breads, pastas, chips, crackers, etc. I don’t eat a lot of those foods anymore, at least not compared to a year ago. But I do need to work on being more strict. I have a girls weekend planned next weekend, so this mini sugar strike will go from today through April 19.
What will my challenges be?
In order to succeed, I need to be realistic about the things that could possibly derail me. I will always have the challenge of Marcus bringing some junk into the house and cooking meals not compliant with my eating plan. When this happens, I need to stay strong and resist. I can whip up a frittata or omelet of sorts. Easy peasy.
My biggest challenge that I foresee will be this Saturday. I have a baby shower to go to. I have been to a number of showers hosted by these same women, so have an idea of what to expect. It’s a morning shower, so they will likely have egg bake. This, for the most part, should be okay. They might have a fruit salad and mixed nuts, which might be okay, although the nuts could be salted which isn’t good. Punch and dessert I absolutely have to politely decline. If they have a store-bought cake, I know it won’t taste all that great anyway, so I will need to remember that.
The most important obstacle, as always, will be mental. I know I can do this. I’ve done it before. I need to stay strong and remind myself I will have more energy if I stick to my plan.
It’s only nine days. I CAN do this!