Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hello. My name is Ellen, and I am a sugar addict.

This is somewhat embarrassing to admit. I consider myself a pretty healthy person. I bake with whole wheat flour. My top ten favorite food list includes brussels sprouts. I have a t-shirt that says "Eat More Kale" for crap's sake. But over the years, slowly but surely I have come to see cookies as an always food. It is the unfortunate combination of having only a modicum of self control and surrounding myself with tasty confections. My mom was a baker extraordinaire when I was a kid. There was always a homemade tasty cookie, cake, pie, or bread around the house. Which rules when you are a kid and have someone there to tell you not to have pie for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.  

As an "adult" I have failed at policing myself. Somewhere I went from enjoying a treat for dessert to eating cupcakes for breakfast and calling them muffins because I didn't frost them.

Laura and I have discussed our mutual love for our cristalline friend and we are ready to break the cycle. Care to join us Chardracers? For the next week we are committing to eliminating/decreasing our sugar intake. Let's really stick it to that snotty sugar.
Ugh, look how haughty sucrose looks.

Hopefully putting this in writing will help me hold myself accountable. So I say here, on Lord of the Chard, the most sacred of all blogs, that I will abstain from superfluous sugar from May 1st though May 7th. May the world have mercy on me. And you if you choose to join me.

It is 11:28 pm on April 30th as I write this, so I better go get one last squeeze of the chompo bar in. Please leave any messages of support, sugar avoidance tips, or smack talk about how stupid sucrose looks in the comment.


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  2. Welcome Ellen--you are among friends here. I ate ~25 peeps last week which is around 170 grams of sugar, which is literally almost a full cup of sugar. In just peep consumption. Disturbing. My plan of action is to keep a log and decrease slowly, then detox from the beast for a week or two, then allow myself to eat in moderation.
    Anyone know how many grams it is "okay" to eat in a day?

  3. Oh, and can we please make t-shirts that have the chemical form in a circle with a line through it? I would totally wear it :)

  4. Good luck to you, sugar-eliminators. Wednesday is the hardest. By Thursday, you'll be in the home stretch!

  5. Thank you for the encouragement Alex!