So what does one do on the day before they give up sugar.
Here is my list
1 - Get rid of all the temptations in the pantry and the fridge. I feel bad wasting them, so I will probably give them to my hottest and skinniest friend in the hope she gets fat and ugly, which will make me look better when I'm standing next to her..
EDIT - TICK
This was probably way overdue.. the pantry clean out that is. I did find a tin of corn that expired in 2004 and I also found a homeless person sleeping in the 10 thousand plastic bags I had hoarded and kept on the bottom shelf of the pantry. It took me about an hour to sort through everything. I had to check the sugar content and also the expiry dates (oh hello bag of rice from 2007) But its done. Yes I cried when I had to look into those innocent blue eyes of the Humpty Dumpty Cadbury Eggs and tell them they they were no longer welcome here. Not to mention part with my beloved ice magic. But it is done and I can move on, maybe a tattoo of the ice magic might help the grieving period.
2 - Take a pre sugar selfie. I have always wanted to do one of those pic collages where you choose your goal outfit and you try and put it on, even though its 3 sizes to small. You then take pictures each week and hopefully you see it starting to fit... I was thinking of doing this instead of weighing myself as I tend to get a little obsessive over the scales at times.
EDIT - TICK
This was harder than it sounds
1 - The one year old was really sh*t with taking my photo. I shouldn't have to work with such unprofessional people. Yes she is only one but when I was one, I was out building cameras and then after I built them I would have to deliver them by foot. No one made excuses for me.
2 - I did a massive cleanout in February of all my clothes that didn't fit me anymore. I decided that I just had to let go of those lycra body suits and denim shorts that just cover my cheeks.
3 - I thought I would try and be funny by trying on my sons clothes for the photo... in my head I just pictured what a hilarious picture it would take. Alas my head actually got stuck in the shirt, when I finally got my head through it (yes dedication instead of taking it off when my head is stuck I keep pushing it through).. I realised that I could not get my arms through it if I tried and I was basically sporting a scarf.... Which wasn't the look i was going for..... (topless mum gives up sugar.....)
4 - So I just went for a dress that was really tight and looked hideous on me... (dignity spiralling)
3 - Go shopping and Prepare my foods. Oh that sounds like a marvellous thing to do on my last day of freedom, drag 2 children around the shops and then come home and slave away in the kitchen.
EDIT - TICK
So when I normally go shopping I try to do it after the one year old has a nap. But unfortunately "Domino Swap at Woolies" isn't based around her nap time! And I really needed 4 more dominos to complete her set.
So knowing that I was playing with fire but really wanting those Dominoes I proceeded shopping (and for the record they only had 2... dam you 43, 44... you will be mine some day!!) So I was super organised with my list and everything was going great until I had to find sour dough bread... what the hell does sour dough bread even look like anyway. I walked the bread isle up and down reading every label and wasn't seeing it. Eventually I asked a lady if she knew where the sour dough bread was and she said "I don't eat that crap, it makes me constipated".. no word of a lie. So now I had to try and find the constipated bread. Eventually I found it in their bakery section but it wasn't cut up.... First world problem right there... But being the hardcore person that I am, I still bought it. My next dilema was the bloody cauliflower. $8 a head and it was mouldy and tiny. So I did a swapsie. A lovely lady who had commented on my facebook page yesterday mentioned Jamie Oliver did sugar free sausages.. So I am substituting Cauliflower rice night to Sausages and veges night.. I literally only got things from about 4 isles. The majority from the fruit and veg, then the dairy and then some misc here and there. But it took me quiet some time because I had to keep checking the sugar content. I was stressing a little because I expected stuff to be sugar free but nearly everything had some amount of sugar in it. Yes, I had done my research on good and bad sugars but I quickly realised that I need to learn more, as a lot of the labels don't define what type of sugar it is. At some stage the one year old realised this was taking too long and did the whole body convulsing get me out of the trolley thing accompanied by a banshee scream of death. I did make it out alive... And my shopping total came to $331. I dont know if this is good or bad in regards to it lasting out the week but it did tally up to around a normal shop for me. And I do realise that a lot of base ingredients I wont need to get next shop.
In regards to the food prep. I have some paleo bread in the oven but that was as far as I will get until the kids go to sleep.
4 - Write a breakup letter to sugar. Im going to pen a letter to my true love letting him know that its not me, its him... Will post this when its finished. Or better yet I might get someone to read it out and post it as a youtube vid!
EDIT - Still writing this!
It's funny, I've had so many people tell me that there is no way that "they" could do this and do I honestly think I can? To be honest I don't know. I do know that I'm competitive and if someone tells me I can't do it, then I will bust my ring trying to prove them wrong. I also don't want to look like douche by failing something so publicly.
So here is to the last day of Sugar! Im off to spill a bag of sugar on the floor and roll in it... just for old times sake.