So, it’s day 4 of this little experiment, and… so far, so good. Amazingly, I don’t find myself craving sugar all that much yet. Sure, I have to avoid the coffee cakes and donuts that are ubiquitously around the office, but that isn’t the most difficult thing in the world. And I’ve pretty well cleaned out my house so that the suagry, good stuff that remains doesn’t belong to me.
One thing that I’ve realized about being all healthy and sugar-free: it takes a LOT of tupperware to make this happen! After you spend all that time cutting and chopping and otherwise preparing the whole, healthy food, it has to go SOMEWHERE. And while I could bag some of it, I feel a little guilty using plastic bags when I could be taking advantage of reusable containers.
In the span of not even a week, I’ve gone through almost all of my tupperware. And not only that, but what about the dishwasher? This thing that I run MAYBE once a week (but more usually once every 1.5 to 2 weeks), is busting at the seams with all the plastic inside. Might I have to (*GASP*) …wash tupperware by hand??? Oh my, what has the world come to?
It’s safe to say that while I’m still working out some of the kinks in my new routine, that overall this little adventure is going well. I’m not sure that I feel any real benefits yet, but I have dropped a little bit of weight and – if nothing else – can feel all self-righteous about not eating sweets.
Of course, Easter is coming up… the holiday of Peeps and jelly beans and Cadbury creme eggs (ohmygodtodiefor!). Sunday will be quite the test, that’s for sure. I was contemplating the idea of a cheat day, seeing as how it’s a national holiday and all, but haven’t really decided yet. Overall, giving up the candy would be good for me, and hey – it’s only one day – but having it all out in the open like that. Yup, quite the challenge. I’ll let y’all know how that goes…