I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Au naturel...

When I'm really craving a sugar fix, I wonder what I got myself into saying yes to my cousin's challenge.  Giving up sugar is hard, January 31st can't come fast enough...but I've found ways to have sweet snacks that are sugar free and that do not use fake sweeteners.  I hate fake sweeteners, so bad for you.
I've gone the all natural route.  I have been cutting up apples and sprinkling them with cinnamon. REALLY yummy! I also made brownies sweetened with applesauce and honey.  They took some getting used to, but now I actually like them, and want them as my after dinner treat!  The kids loved them from the beginning and beg to have some "cakes" as Easton calls it.
It's been 7 days without sweets, besides my morning coffee. Do I miss them? Yes.  But to be completely honest, it's getting easier day by day to not want desserts.  I've been tempted.  The other day there was a fun sized Milky Way in our pantry taunting me, but I held strong! I think it really helps that I wrote my sugar free plans on Facebook and in this blog.  If I don't follow through, a lot of people will know!
Another bonus to this is my kids are eating less sugar too, because mommy isn't baking, isn't buying it, and isn't eating it!
Ever given up sugar before? If you have, tell me what helped you keep away from it! What snacks did you find to eat to keep from giving in to sugar? And, any all natural, sugar free cookie recipes out there that taste good???

1 comment:

  1. I really need to go sugar free. After all the holiday baking I've found myself tending to reach for sugars instead of other things. I'm a believer that you can develop a sugar addiction. In the past when I've given it up (or started working out, or ate healthier) it was really hard at first then, once it was out of my system, not only did I not crave it, the thought grossed me out. You're doing great!! P.S. The brownies sweetened with applesauce and honey sounds really interesting!


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