I mentioned previously that my Stephanie, my wife was also going without sugar or flour for the duration of the month to keep me company. Now, I didn’t ask her to do the experiment with me because I didn’t want her to suffer like I had planned to, but she decided to take on the challenge also and I will admit that she is much more impressive than I am.
You see, when I started planning out my experiment of no sugar and no flour, I put steps in place that help me stay on track. I can honestly tell you that I live in a guarded compound against the armies of sugar and flour. If you opened our cupboards right now, you won’t see any chips, cookies, or other tempting things hanging around. Sure we have food, but I made sure a majority of the food is the right food more my experiment. I also don’t go out much into the real world where it’s dangerously filled with sweet treats bent on tempting me. Basically, I have strict control over what comes into my world.
Stephanie though, spends her days in the battlefield, facing the sugary sweet enemy multiple times and overcoming amazing obstacles that would likely cripple me. From a workplace with donuts or cookies in the breakroom just waiting for a moment of weakness, to catered work lunches that don’t provide many choices for someone undertaking this experiment. Add to that the multitude of tempting places to stop by as she drives around for her job and it’s a recipe for disaster.
Even with all that thrown at her, she’s kept solid footing. I may get a bit of fame because I like to write and include the world in my crazy ideas like this one, but I’m not sure what the results would be if I was out there every day like she is. It’s like I’m the General who isn’t seeing combat, but comes up with a great plan and she’s the infantry fighting on the front lines. I actually believe she could write a more motivational blog than I could at this point and you would likely be calling her up in a year and thanking her for changing your life for the better.
So if you’d like help creating a plan for tackling something similar to my experiment, then hit me up and I’ll share what I can. If you’d like strategy to surviving the day to day battles in the real world, you might want to talk to my wife. I’m very fortunate to have her traveling this road with me.
What I ate today:
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs and Kielbasa. I’ve run out of cool ways to say it.
Lunch was a nice salad with ham instead of taco meat. It’s been a long time since I had cottage cheese, so I had some as a side with my salad.
Dinner was a deliciously strange pulled chicken crockpot concoction that was served over rice. Mixed vegetables rounded it out as a side. Rather tasty.
What will I eat this week?
If you’ve made it this far in the blog and you’ve been a consistent reader, then I’m really happy you’re with me on this trip. I’ve got a special deal for you since I know you have my best interest at heart. You see, I’m not a fan of fruits, which may sound strange to you, but I’ve always been an apples and banana kind of guy. So, as my experiment moves into the next phase, I plan on integrating some new foods into my life and I’d like you to pick one. Simply post a fruit that you think I should eat now that my tastebuds have been freed a bit from the sugary prison they’ve been kept in. In the comments section in the Facebook post type just the name of the fruit I should try next week. If you see the fruit you wanted already listed, then either like that person’s post or type it again. Don’t type an explanation to give it away to others.
I look forward to what you come up with. Onward to day 11!