Friday, January 11, 2008

Sugar High?

I love reading other people's blog's on various thoughts and daily happenings. I think I mostly just like to post pictures with little commentaries. A friend of mine asked me the other day, tell me what you are thinking. Write in your blog some of your thoughts. Hum.... that could kind of be scary at times....haha! So, I thought I would post a little something, so bare with me.
Niel and I like to place bets against each other on various things. Our favorite family show is The Amazing Race. We decided to have a little fun with it and bet on a pair we thought would stay on the show the longest. I happen to be quit the reality show guesser, and won that one. Or to see who can race down the winter hill on sleighs, or who can win the most games of Speed, Niel wins those ones frequently. Anyway, that gives you a little idea of what some of our bets are like. We are very competitive.
Niel thought we should up the bet quit a bit. He suggested I try to go an entire year without refined, or the bad kinds of sugar. YICKS! I am not one to be a chicken and not take the bet, but giving up sugar?? ... that's like giving up on eating all together! I love sugar, and even though I know I could do a lot better on my consumption of the tasty stuff, I am not sure I can really do it. This would mean, no more hot chocolate in the mornings, no desserts, no ice cream (this one will be a hard one on those emotional days), no more chocolate chip cookies... and even worse, no more Brisa's at Los Hermanos or Ice Cream pie at Wingers. I might just die! I know, I know... I am sure I won't die, but honestly, this could be a really difficult, life changing eating habit of mine that I love so much. So... I guess I am wondering what your thoughts are? What would you recommend? I haven't committed to this challenge nor have I turned it down. I still have $30 worth of Cold Stone gift certificates to use up before I even think of signing onto this crazy bet for a year. Am I crazy? Tell me your thoughts!!


Carmen said...

I love the fact that you wrote about this. Niel told us about your little challenge and his as well, and my first response was "there is NO WAY". I have gone maybe 2-3 weeks without sugar and although I know it's better for me, it's really hard. Now, I guess it does depend on the reward, but I am not sure I could do it for anything. I would love to hear all about how it goes though. You look SO great, I just cannot even imagine that you need a challenge like this, but it might be fun to see what you can do.
By the way, thanks so much for all of your comments. It really means a lot to me. I wish we were coming up tomorrow too, have tonz of fun and we will definitely have to go again sometime.


melanie said...

well, I would say NO!!!! I also like sugar way to much.. Is he taking on the same challenge or does he just want you to do it?

Heather said...

I agree with look great and so don't need to do it, but if you accomplished it, you would definitely feel good about yourself. Right now we are trying to go an entire year without eating at a restaraunt (except for when we go out of town). Keep us posted.