30 days of no sugar, week 2.
despite all my efforts to be good, i've fallen off the wagon a few times this week. one instance was unintentional- but the other, was just poor, poor decision making during a tempting moment. one night last week, my family & i drove down to ucsd to watch my sister's waterpolo game. on the way, we stopped at starbucks to pick up warm beverages to enjoy during the game. as a new lover to cappuccino, i figured i'd mix it up and try something new. without asking what the beverage was made with, i ordered a seemingly innocent decaf mocha. much to my surprise, it tasted like a coffee-y hot chocolate. hmmmm.... any guesses as to why?! call it a brain fart, or a subliminal mind slip, but i ordered a wonderful, chocolate infused coffee drink. i had paid good money for it, so i drank half before my tummy graced me with an unappreciative stomach ache.
on saturday it was a different story. my mom and i drove down to the little italy farmers market (which, if you live in san diego & enjoy a good market, you must make time for this on a saturday morning). we started our day with a yummy and healthy, fresh pressed green juice. as we walked and explored the different vendors, we passed a man with quiches and pastries. i'm a sucker for quiche, so we stopped, ordered & as we were checking out, were offered some of the other decadent pastries to take home. my mom and i love macaroons so we ordered a couple & continued on our way. it wasn't until we were finished with the market and in the car heading home, that i lost my will. tempted by the macaroon, i gave in and took a bite. then another and another. luckily i was sharing with my mom, so after consuming half- i was obligated to hand it over.
yep, stuff happens. after my slip ups, i hopped right back on the wagon. i want to succeed in this challenge but am happy to admit that i'm also very human. there are times i give into temptation- but for the most part, have strongly held my ground and said no to sugar. it's a process and i'm doing my best to enjoy it. besides, i still have 2 more weeks to go!