That's right, it's me....the wife! This is my first official post to Bay's blog.
A couple weeks ago, my good friend, Chin, and I made a bet that I could give up sugar for the rest of the year. If I won, I would take away all his shoes. If he won, he would dress me for work for 1 day!!! To any who know either one of us, this would be absolutely disasterous for the losing party.
The first few days without sugar, were really rough for me. I was popping tylenol and was cranky all weekend. Then I actually did something dumber....I went to work. I deal with millions of dollars on a daily basis and any error on my part would cause mayhem. Let's just say my co-workers have been really patient with me over the last couple of weeks and have been covering my ass.
This isn't the worst part. I've been trying to lose weight since the spring and was successful in losing about 15lbs up until September. My doctor even complimented me on my hard work and said to keep it up. Anyways, all that hard work went down the tubes when this bet started. In less than a week and half I've managed to gain 10 lbs!!!!!! Not good. I bought a jacket at the beginning of the fall season and now I can't button it....gross!!!!!
All-in-all, I've been pretty messed up by the lack of sugar. I've been supplementing my cravings with really awful junk food like McDonald's. I almost never go there. If I do, it's usually for a coffee just so I can get a free paper in the morning.
Anyways, Chin, out-of-the-blue, calls off the bet. At first, I thought this was one of his ploys to fool me into eating something sweet but he sent me a really disturbing email. One of my co-workers, Kumanan, sent him an email about how I was doing at work without the sugar and describing what I had eaten for that day. When I read it, I was seriously grossed out. I never eat like that at work or even at home. As ridiculous as this may sound, I need sugar. Before this bet, the only sugar I would have during the week was in the 1 coffee I had in the morning. Then, occassionally I would treat myself to some sort of candy on Friday (occassionally). But now, I have at least 2 coffees a day (with sweetener) and eating breads and cereals like no tomorrow....hence the added 10lbs.
Now that Chin has called off the bet, I can go back to my sugar diet. I'm gonna need all the help I can get with my brother-in-laws wedding coming in less than 2 weeks! I have to somehow fit into the dress I bought.
Wish me luck!