Friday, July 19, 2013

A Sugar Free Challenge

"What are little girls made of?

Sugar and Spice and Everything nice."
When God created Adam and Eve, he took some rich brown soil and formed them.  However, when he made me, he went into his kitchen and opened a can of sweet condensed milk.  Then, he poured it into a pot, set it on the stove to medium high heat, and stirred it with his favorite wooden spoon.  It took a while, but God is patient.   He stirred until it caramelized – that's me.

Blood doesn’t flow through my veins; it’s butterscotch pudding, and my eyes aren’t brown they’re dark chocolate brown. 

My husband will vouch for what I’m telling you.  In our many years of marriage, he’s noticed that mosquitoes and fleas react differently to me.  If you and I were placed in a room infested with mosquitoes and fleas guess who they would swarm and pounce on?  Wrong, not you.

So, when a FB buddy of mine (Becky Fyfe) challenged me to join her in a week long abstention from sugar I said NO WAY! okay, but I warned her I was destined to fail.  My reason?  About a month ago I decided to go without sugar for a day.  (I succeeded until sunset at which time the vampire in me had to eat some Marshmallow Fluff.)  What I discovered was that my day without sugar was like life without “pizzazz” (thanks Sheldon Cooper). 

What do I mean?  Well, do you remember when Dorothy kept repeating that she wanted to get back to grayscale Kansas, because there was no place like home?   *shakes head*   Dumb girl.  I’d much rather be one of the Lollipop kids singing and dancing down that yellow path in the land of Oz.  Oz had “pizzazz!”  The day I tore myself away from my life source sugar, was like a day in grayscale Kansas.

I invite you to join Becky and me in this harrowing sugar free challenge.  I’m starting on Monday cause there’s no way I’d make it through the weekend.   You can let me know if you decide to join in my  “comments” section.  I’ll let you know how I’m managing during the week.   

BTW:  Becky Fyfe is even giving away a prize in her drawing.


  1. Your post made me laugh! You can do this! It's just one week. We BOTH can do this!

    1. Thanks Becky for your confidence. I'm grilling a load of veggies at the moment as I'm trying to gradually lessen the sugar intake this weekend. I hope my strategy works cause Monday starts "cold turkey" week. *shudders*

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    1. It went very well. I was very surprised that I made it almost 7 days without sugar. On the 7th day, I rested (cheated) and had a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios, because it was all good. ;)