Not One!

Not one what?

Not one bite! I have spent 2 days in the kitchen baking goodies and in those 2 days I did not have one BLT (bite, lick or taste) of any of the goodies that I baked.

I can honestly say that I have conquered my sugar monster (for the time being).

How did I conquer my sugar monster?

It wasn’t exactly hard, yet it wasn’t exactly easy either. I FINALLY made the decision to stop eating sugar in an effort to conquer this monster and to reduce joint inflammation; you know (or maybe you are lucky not to know), the stiff achy hands, knees and ankles upon waking.

I reached my daily water goal each day. I tried to keep busy to keep myself from grabbing a snack every time I passed through the kitchen. I enjoyed meals that were healthy and satisfying, and I ate every 2 to 2.5 hours (to keep my blood sugar on an even keel).

I didn’t have a baking day until I had conquered this monster or else I know (me personally) I would have licked every spatula and bowl before it hit the sink to be washed.

At the end of the day, when all of the goodies were safely tucked away in the freezer, I felt darn good! I felt good physically because I wasn’t suffering from a sugar hangover, I felt good mentally because I felt empowered being able to abstain from the goodies and yet not feel deprived and I felt good emotionally because I wasn’t feeling guilty for caving in to sugary treats that I know would make me feel like crap.

It’s not always easy to conquer this sugar monster, and I do know it will inevitably return. But, for today, I won this battle and that is what matters ~ today!