Stop Being Sweet

Happy Halloween 2018!

Halloween 2018

Another Halloween has come and gone. As usual, I ate sweets from October 31 through November 3rd. I had Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Reeses Pieces, ice cream cake, chocolate chip cookies, digestive cookies, ice cream, some Halloween candy, and chocolate sugar wafer cookies.

Since I’ve been sugar-free for so long, eating sweets feels a bit odd to me now. My wife and I took a short road trip in September, and we were shopping in a supermarket along the way. The old me would’ve given in to “vacation mode” and eaten sugar, which leads down the rabbit hole. Instead, I avoided my trigger foods, and stayed clean until we attended our niece’s wedding. That opened the door a little, and I had some cookies on the way home. However, I kept it to one brand of chocolate wafer cookies, which is hard to find, and that made it easier to not go off the rails.

Two days into eating sugar, and I was huffing my way through pushups. Exercising after eating sugar was terrible! The difference in my energy levels between no sweets, and sweets was marked. I’m glad to be off the stuff. I’m not craving sweets like I used to. However, there is a little voice that keeps telling me it would be a good idea to just let myself go for a day (always just for a day), and binge on something chocolatey. Stress will do that to you.

This year has certainly been stressful. As a result, I stayed away from sugar for the most part in 2018, but there was a few times where I ate (vegan and dairy) ice cream, and also some peanut M&M’s (because they have a low glycemic index).

Website Changes Coming Soon

This website is going to be changing very soon. I’m using an old content management system, which my web host doesn’t support anymore, and I have to switch web hosts because the company I am hosting with is closing down. I’ve been working to figure out how to change this website, and it’s likely going to be a complete restart. I’ve spent a lot of time on, only to have to start over because of third party software and services. Ugh!

If you have any requests or suggestions, please post them in the comments below. As always, thank you for reading my blog. I hope you are doing well in your sugar-free journey!


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Been missing you.  And the motivation.  Anxious to hear how you’ve been doing.



Looking forward to hearing about your experiences and getting some motivation.



I updated the post, JR. How are you?



Hi David,
Good to see you writing again, and also good that you’ve kept off the sugar.  I still struggle with it, lots of starts and stops, but I never give up.  Currently I’m off the sugar for the most part.  I hope you’ll keep your website going.

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