Well, I have not yet seen the results that Dani Joy has on this no-sugar week! I have not seen much change in my weight yet since the beginning of this challenge :-( But, I am still hanging in there! It has been a challenge for sure - there are definitely things I would have eaten had this not been a no-sugar week.
We had a "Fall Festival" at the school on Friday (my kids are not school-age yet but they were invited to attend) and afterwards everyone had pie. I even made a pie and didn't have any! I was thinking about if it was worth it to subtract points, but honestly nothing tempted me, so I didn't have any! I think that is one of the good things about doing a complete sugar deprivation like this every once in a while - it really forces you to think about WHY you are eating certain things. I am sure that if I had not been on no-sugar week, I would have had a piece of pie. But, did I really want any of those pies? Not really!
Also yesterday my husband asked me to make Jello popcorn balls for Halloween. I made them, but I didn't eat any! If it would have been a "normal" day I am sure I would have had at least one. But honestly, I didn't really even have the desire to eat one!
so I think that even after this week is over, I just need to keep that mindset and really evaluate WHY I am eating something. Is it just because it is available? Or is it because I really want it and will enjoy it? Just something to keep in mind!
I found liquid malitol here (under the brand name "Tropicana Slim"!) so I used a spoonful of that in my coffee yesterday and if I make an iced coffee today I will use that as well. I also used honey on my oatmeal, so hopefully those count as non-sugar sweeteners.
As far as the exercise goes, I have found that even though earlier this summer I was exercising 60 minutes a day, now 40 minutes is about my limit. I am homeschooling my daughter kindergarten (the small International school here only starts at 1st grade) so with that going on as well, I can't really devote the extra time to exercise. But I am trying hard to make that 40 minutes count!
Keep up the good work, ladies!