It is New Year's Eve and all I can say is GOODBYE 2010 – Hellooooo 2011!!! What a year and not in a good way. I am trying to remember than when we focus on the bad things all those “bad things” just seem to multiply. To kick off 2011 I am going to focus on the good things starting with So Long Sugar!! I am going to celebrate in leaving the sugar and soda behind!! How?
First of all, doing this blog and all your support has gotten me very excited and motivated. It is one thing to have a blog and a few followers, but our little group is growing. Now I have some accountability to me. If I fail, then I let all of you down and I can't do that.
Back in 1992 I heard a song called “Life's a Dance” I literally stopped dead in my tracks when I heard it on the radio because I felt someone had truly taken my life and put it into a song. I realized from that day that forward somedays I would be a leader, and some days I would be a follower. Today is my life's motto. Last year when I decided to give up sugar to gain some kind of control over my life, I never dreamed I would be able to inspire people just by giving up sugar.
Each week I have people come to me and tell me they can tell I have lost weight. It is a nice surprise in giving up the sugar and soda for 86 days and the weight loss, but that was really not my intent when I started. It was simply to gain some control in my life.
Then I thought maybe it was just a fluke. On Kathy's Blog One Bad Apple Dish Sue mentioned she had been off sugar for 4 months and lost 32 lbs!! So is it a fluke with both of us? I think not. Thanks Sue for the confirmation of the no sugar concept and the affect of weight loss.
Sugar is such a part of our lifestyles we think we can't do without it, but we can. We can find excuses, substitutes, work arounds (sorry I have done Tech Support for over 20 years ...there are always workarounds to things!) even variations of the things we truly like. We just need to start somewhere and begin with baby steps!! It's only a baby step!!!
My challenge to you is to give up sweets and soda till Valentine's Day – that is 45 days. Can you do it? I will start off by having some nuts, oranges and a couple of bottles of flavored water handy. Then if I crave sugar I will head for some Sugar Free Chocolate. Remember this is a great time to get some holiday stuff for cheap including Sugar Free Chocolate Marshmallow Santas!!!! LOL Okay I might get a couple, but I need to hide them!! You know make them harder to get to than in a sack by the computer?
So what are your plans for combatting this now that the New Year is upon us?
What do you all think about having a Countdown Calendar on the blog? Not sure if it is possible...but thought I could try it. And remember if you slip up, don't beat yourself up!!! Get back up, brush yourself off and try again. You only fail when you quit trying!!
Remember “Life's a Dance You Learn as You Go!” Here is a video with the song and lyrics if you have never heard the song...Life's A Dance