Days Without Sugar: Day 496

If you told me 570 days ago that signing up for this window sign was going to mean 500 days — more than a year! — of no Betty Crocker frosting, gummi bears, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, or E.D. Smith Triple Fruit Jam, or any flavor of ice cream, or pie or cake, I don’t …

Days Without Sugar: What is sugar?

One evening I was sharing some corn chips with friends when a couchsurfer sarcastically denigrated my efforts to quit sugar: “What, that’s not sugar? Hm.” Then, s/he turned her/his back to me. Some peeps find it hard to show any appreciation for a place to crash! Corn chips never struck me as particularly sweet or …

Day 10 (Without Sugar); Warning labels on Junk Food, #2

It took me awhile to mentally associate “poor health” with the beautiful colors and delicious tastes of so many tempting junk food items; I wish there had always been warning labels on junk food. It’s not hard to give up sugar; I’ve done it before. I’m a sugarholic; it’s my escape and crutch and if …