So what the hell am I talking about?? Well when I first started my Facebook page, I only had those people following me that were my close friends and then their friends, who decided to support the poor little turd who was giving up sugar (support or laugh at… hmmm). Then David Gillespie did a bit of a shout out to me on his Facebook page and I started to get a lot more people follow me. I have decided to try and remain anonymous for a number of reasons but I'm sure people could connect the dots if they wanted to. I decided to put a photo of myself as my Facebook profile pic where I had blurred out most of my face with a bit of photoshop, but you can still make out it is a female human. Stay with me… I'm getting to my point.
At around the time I changed my profile picture to a human instead of some motto that makes you all roll your eyes, I started to get a lot of followers that were male from Nigeria and some other African places. My notices would tell me that someone new has liked my page and I always have a look (stalker much) to see what demographic i'm appealing too. The first time I noticed I was getting a rather large influx of these Nigerian men, was when I had 4 like me in a row. I clicked on one of their profile pics and the only people they were following was "Sugar Free The Big Mum" and "Sugar Mummas"… I was like hmmm, I'm not sure if this person is following me because he is giving up sugar or if he is looking for a little sugar. Then I noticed a lot of these guys were following sites relating to sugar mummas… hmmm
After about a month, I started getting all these Personal Messages declaring undying love for me and to please contact them straight away.
The first couple I just just ignored. Good for them, trying to reach out on Facebook and connect to something, even if it was the wrong thing.
Then I started getting lots of messages daily and I started to wonder if I was on some African dating site that I didn't know about…(Hi Husband!!) So I replied to one message and I wrote;
"Hi, thanks for following me on my journey to become fructose/sugar free. How did you find me?"
He wrote back (and I have edited it so you can read it)
"Looking for love, sugar mamma, any age, thank you, ring me, we can talk, any age fine."
I wrote back
You have the wrong site my friend, this is about quitting sugar not finding sugar mammas, Im anti sugar mamma!"
He wrote back
"You are sugar mamma, sugar girl…"
So somehow, from using the word "Mum" and "Sugar" in the same sentence I am now getting a sh*tload of new followers who I'm pretty sure aren't looking for a fructose free lifestyle.
To me it is harmless and as long as its kept off my actual Facebook page, then I wish them all the best in finding a sugar mamma. However this morning I had a nice little message on my Facebook page from my newest follower… Which lead me to write this post. I thought I might need to clear it up for anyone following my Facebook page, incase they thought I was giving up sugar and replacing it with chocolate men… no I'm not…
Anyway moving on
I'm really struggling with my energy levels at the moment. I am feeling really flat and unfit. I don't know if its because I went from exercising 5 days a week to only doing a bit of social sport twice a week. When I played Oztag last night, I just felt flat and like I was struggling to get into it. This isn't the first time I have noticed myself feeling this way and I'm wondering if it is because I haven't been eating as well as I normally do. My life has been completely hectic for the last 2 months. I have had my family go overseas (yay they are home now) and I have had really sick kids and doing extra hours to get things done that I can't do in my work time. I have found myself just grabbing snacks from the fridge in the form of biscuits, slices and crackers. My only real meal seems to be dinner these days.
Today I decided I need to snap out of it. I know that I am the only one in control of what I eat and I am the only one to blame. It just comes down to me not being organised or just being a lazy turd who can't be bothered making anything. It doesn't get any easier when the husband is home, as that usually means no left overs for lunch as he eats everything!!
Exercise wise, I need to start getting back into it. I am the type of person who has to exercise early in the morning because by the time the afternoon comes around, I have so many commitments and then there is finding someone to have the kids. My husband is riding in a charity bike ride at the end of September and the only time he can train is very early in the mornings due to traffic. I was doing 5am bootcamp and I absolutely loved it but that time frame is now out and the afternoon sessions are out due to the kids needing to be looked after. I was thinking of joining a gym for 3 months and seeing what I can make my body do on this sugar free diet. However the 1 year old hates going to daycare, so i'm not sure if being put in the creche will have the same effect… Screaming devil child unleash!!!
There is of course the option of me just getting off my ass and going for a jog but I don't have the luxury of just going for a jog by myself, as I have to take the 1 year old in the pram with me. She is quite the little baby houdini these days and spends the first 2km magically getting herself out from under the straps, so she can stand up and try and surf the pram whilst I jog OR she spends her time singing the song of her people because I have the buckles done up too tight that she can't escape….
I think I def might hit up a few gyms and see what they can offer but like I mentioned, only for 3 months because long term gym commitments never end well for me….
Cooking wise, I have been trying to be a little bit more creative with our leftovers. Sunday night we made Spag Bolognaise, so last night I made some pastry, put the leftover mince bolognaise inside and then covered with mashed potato and cheese and made a mini shepards pie. The 7 year old devoured it like no ones business. Tonight I am using the leftover mince to make a cobbler
- COBBLER Pour the leftover spag bol mince into a baking dish small enough so the sauce is about few centimetres thick. Make a batch of scone dough and pop some small scone-sized dollops of dough on top of the sauce. Bake until the scones are risen and fluffy. We'll call this a bolognese cobbler – because the close-packed scones, once risen, look like cobblestones.
I have also finally put up links to the Strawberry and Pistachio Slice and Caramel Slice for you to try if you want! Hands down the Strawberry and Pistachio Slice is the winner of the two but the Caramel Slice is pretty intense and a 2cm square would be enough for you!!
Happy Tuesday people!!