I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and an advert caught my eye. I know right, I normally scroll straight passed them but something about it made me stop in my tracks. It was the Sugar Free February Challenge for Cancer Research UK. I don’t normally give much thought to these kinds of challenges… Dry January, Stoptober… all of them. But this one stopped me in my tracks, I guess this is the first one that really seemed like a challenge to me.
You see, I have an incessant sweet tooth. I’d choose cake and sweets over pretty much every other foodstuff. My desk drawers in work have a stash of chocolate and I insist on something sweet after tea nearly every night. Don’t even get me started on my need for a biccie (or four) with my brew!
So, I did what any good chocoholic would do and carried on with my scrolling. That was until yesterday. I saw the advert again (for about the sixth time) and decided to click on it. Within minutes I’d signed up and now I’ve pledged to dodge the sweet stuff for four whole weeks.
That means no fizzy pop, no squash, no sugary cereal, no chocolate, no sweets, no ice cream, no flavoured yoghurts, no cake, no biscuits and no sauces. Yep, things like ketchup are full of sugar too. I’m sure there’s probably even more things but this is going to be my base list.
Not only am I not eating any added sugar, but I’m also going to be continuing with my bake a week. That means I’ll be making cakes and not being able to try them! :cryface: I could try a bit of sugar free baking though I suppose. Maybe I will, I’ll let you know how that goes.
Over the next couple of days if you see me guzzling pop and scoffing down sweets I’m just saying goodbye to some of my favourites because once Saturday comes it’s so long sweeties.
Wish me luck and, if you have a couple of spare pennies, if you could give them to Cancer Research I’d be very grateful! Here’s my Just Giving page should you be so inclined and can afford to donate.