Friday, January 21, 2011


The Crème Brulee was amazing. With it came another wee milestone in my sugar-free life though – I couldn’t finish it. To put this in perspective, I never leave dessert behind, and I have no issues being the only one at the table to order it.

My inability to finish the Crème Brulee had no reflection whatsoever on its taste or texture – everyone else finished in record time and looked for seconds. When I say it was amazing, I mean holy rock n roll AMAZING, and yet about a third of the way through, I was stuck. I pushed through, but at half way, I just couldn”t do it. I spent the next half hour feeling like I had over eaten tremendously (I hadn’t) and feeling a little bit under the weather. I have no regrets - that first half of the dessert was everything I have craved for the last 3 weeks (YES! 3 week milestone today!) but afterwards I thought to myself, you know what? I don’t think I need to make an exception for sugar next time. I just don’t want it anymore.

This new found revelation is not to be overestimated. I still woke up this morning studying the Vogels Hazelnut and Cocoa cereal to figure out if there was anyway I could get away with it (I couldn’t) and the vending machine calls to me from the lunch room at work. But I am getting there, and 3 weeks is a quarter of the way to the 3 months my nutritionist said it would take to be rid of the cravings for good.

I do have to admit to one downside. Working late on Friday night I got the feeling when your blood sugar is low and you start to feel a bit light headed. I’ve felt this plenty of times, but never as suddenly. As soon as I ate I was much much better. I guess I need to watch the timing of my meals more now that my body has lower levels of sugar to rely on. Poor Courts bore the brunt of it as as soon as I felt unwell I was miserable and over-sensitive, another side effect I have experienced when I have tried to kick sugar previously.

Interestingly enough, this came out on Stuff today - - thanks to everyone that forwarded it to me!

Moving on, because I want to update you on our Europe plans. The deposit on our bike is paid and our booking confirmed – we 100% HAVE A BIKE! We pick it up on 25 June (after having travelled Ireland and been to London already) and its all ours until 23 September. The husband and wife that run Bournemouth Motorcycle Hire have been really great, answering all our questions and going out of their way to give us the best deal possible. If you ever have a chance to use them, I highly recommend that you do.

Because we have a bike set in stone, we can start finalising our itinerary and booking accommodation and ferry transfers. Courts is very much a go with the flow kind of person, but the idea of knowing where we will be and when (at least roughly) makes me more excited, it feels more real. Today we booked tickets to see two shows at the West EndWicked and The Lion King. I have seen Lion King previously on Broadway, but it was awesome and I can’t wait to share it with Courtney.

Everything is coming together! In 140 days (yes, I am counting) we will be on our way!

For tonight, I'm off to see Burlesque with my bestest buddies, and that’s more than enough Bliss for one day <3

1 comment:

Linaire said...

Only half way through a brulee! Wow! But well done. You can probably blame me for your sugar cravings. Sorry :) I have cut way back on chocolate and can now easily ignore it in the cupboard (most of the time), something I never imagined me doing.
Love the Europe updates, makes me want to go even more now! x

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