You are probably expecting something momentous with that heading. Or mind-boggling. Or really spiritual. Or …
Here it is …
I gave up all sweeteners in my tea and coffee!!! Yay me!!! Way to go, Pat!
I actually did not think I could do it. I tried a few times before and failed dreadfully. But this time — success! I simply loved Sweet ‘n Low in my iced tea, sugar in my hot tea, and Sweet ‘n Low in my coffee. I just loved it.
Here’s what I did:
I went off all sugar completely, including sugar in things you buy — peanut butter, salad dressings, etc. I was dogmatic. I’ve done it before, but every other time I kept Sweet ‘n Low in my tea.
Not this time!
This time I cracked it. And I couldn’t be more excited. I read an article about how your body processes (or doesn’t process) artificial sweeteners and it broke me. I knew the yuckiness of the other sweeteners, but I thought I was a little more “safe” with Sweet ‘n Low. I was wrong. Artificial cannot be processed by your body. Period. And it fools your body into storing fat. It’s not pretty.
But it was hard!!! And — as if there needs to be more — I love it plain!!! I prefer it plain!!! Who knew ?
I’ve had other fabulous things happen in 2015 — answers to prayer (major ones), plans to move across the country, new job, connecting with old friends … but this one takes the cake because it took the most work.
So, what is on my plate for 2016? I don’t know! I have lots of things I need to improve and strengthen, so I guess I’ll pick one or two and go after it!
It is so amazing to succeed at a challenge.
What’s your big accomplishment for 2015? What is it? Let’s hear it! Shout it out!!!
Plain tea and coffee for me!