Wow, it has been a couple of weeks since I checked in. Busy times. The bad news is that I haven't lost any weight. The good news is that I haven't gained any either. I had the beginnings of a migraine at work the other day and took some Excedrine. After an hour it wasn't lessening any so I broke down and bought a Coke. I drank about 4 sips of it- and it was nasty and too sweet, all that sugar- but after those 4 sips, the headache was gone. I ended up throwing the rest of the Coke away.
I have found that since I quit eating sugar, that when I do eat it I don't really like it. I had a taste of my daughter's chocolate bar the other day. I remember them being soooo good, but this was a disappointment to me. Same with the cocoa I tried drinking after her soccer game Saturday afternoon, where it was freezing.
This will be my first holiday season without sugar so I will be posting tips and ideas as I find them. I ordered my Halloween giveaway stuff from Oriental Trading so that there will not be a ton of candy tempting me. Plus we will be in Logan with the marching band until 6 or later, so there won't be a lot of trick or treating for my kids.
Thanksgiving I usually make 10-15 pies to go along with all of the other good stuff and we nosh on it all weekend while we decorate the house for Christmas. This year my daughter has a soccer tournament in St. George starting the day after Thanksgiving so we will have to leave Thursday evening. I don't think I will make as many goodies to sit in my fridge and spoil. So maybe that will make this holiday easier.
Christmas. Last year Santa found some yummy goodies at The Good Earth. There were caramels and chocolate bars that are sugar and artificial sweetner free and taste great. Fruit leather, freeze dried fruit, cookies and everyone loved them and ask for more. It is the pies and sugar cookies that I am going to miss. Maybe I should just plan a trip to New Mexico to see my parents for Christmas.