Today is day 20! I have been pretty under control thus far. The last couple days have started getting a bit tough. At night, I get some pretty mean cravings for ice cream but I have managed to dig in to the fruit or sugar-free popsicles instead. It hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be on a daily basis. Learning to say 'no' to things instead of 'sure', replace higher sugared items with natural sweets, and not completely depriving myself has been working okay so far.
My goal is to get through 1 month without eating any sweets, then I will let myself have one big treat. Not sure what it will be yet, but it will be amazing. Then it will be back to the sugar strike again. I have probably lost a couple pounds, which is great, but not really my main goal.
I have 10 more days before I get a cheat and am really looking forward to that day. I am thankful for all my family and friends who are helping and encouraging me through this. Refusing home-made cake is pretty tough, but I have been managing. And my dear hubby is making my life much easier by not buying sweets and having a bunch of temptations in the house. So here's to the first 20 days!