Day 38 (Without Sugar), or, Temptation

Last week marked a milestone of a full month without eating any refined, processed sugar.   By coincidence, I was offered a pumpkin pie slice in a Tupperware on that day, by a colleague.  It was a gift, it was homemade, and it was an anniversary, so I split the pie slice with a friend, …

(Bad) Days Without Sugar

On a bad day, be it one of cold and rainy weather, or of bad news, or of humiliating stress, I usually will devour some ice cream or chocolate or cake. It cheers me up. Now, I’m cutting out eating refined, processed sugar. On a bad day, I let myself hog out on pears and …

A Huge Mistake

I used to believe that delicious commercial chocolate bars were the cheapest way to eat fast on the run. I used to think of Bartlett pears as “expensive”, yet after doing the calculations on my grocery receipt, I see that these delicious beauties each cost $0.43: They’re cheaper and healthier than a chocolate bar; if I …

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 …