No Sugar Summer Update – 7/15/14

We are halfway through our no sugar summer challenge. It hasn’t exactly gone as I had planned.  We were cruising along just fine through the month of June.  On June 29th, we had family over and I made my husband’s favorite German Chocolate Cake (his sweet treat for the month) and chocolate chip cookie cake for the kids. I enjoyed a couple slices of the chocolate chip cookie cake. The next day we were out and about and came across a newly recommended cupcake place. We hadn’t had our second treat for the month, so we decided to indulge. Two sweet treats for the month. Stuck to our rules.

Then July came. Confession time.

First, a neighbor brought us some cute mini cupcakes with blackberry icing to welcome us to the neighborhood. We all had one…it would just be rude not to! It was kind of our new neighbors to think of us. What would you do? 1 extra sugar treat.

Second, my husband’s birthday was earlier this month. We enjoyed a (planned) slice of cheesecake and I expected that it would be the end of it until my son’s birthday.

Then, my husband had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. While we were at the hospital, friends and hospital staff brought us multiple sweet treats (cookies, popsicles, muffins, etc.). It was not easy to avoid everything, so we did eat a little. I tried to steer my kids clear of most treats, but that was not easy. Now, I hope we can get back on track. 2 extra sugar treats.

My son’s birthday is later this month. That is our second planned sugar treat this month.

What I’ve learned: Avoiding sugar is hard when the unexpected happens.

Let’s bring on August!


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