Sugar Addiction Challenge Day 3: Watermelon is My Friend!

Felt good this morning when I woke up. The morning was good; awake, motivated and no bad cravings. Ok, a little distracted, but with so many balls in the air right, it is easy to bounce around a bit!

Another big catered lunch meeting today, so there were tempting leftovers in the kitchen. The brownies and bread rolls shockingly didn’t phase me, but I did totally splurge on the rice. Probably not great for me (not brown rice), but it is still on my no sugar, no flour track, so I feel ok about it! 🙂  However, I do think I might have been substituting the rice for being tempted by the other naughties. It is tough when it is just there in your face. I wouldn’t have craved it if I hadn’t walked into the kitchen…that darn kitchen is an evil place!

I think rice ended up making me feel tired. By 3pm, I wanted to do a face plant on my desk! Started drinking a lot of water and ended up feeling better in about a half hour. I did avoid the break room though, because I always get bad cravings when I’m tired. Better to stay away from temptation.

I had a good evening; lots of energy and motivation. On the drive home from work, I was craving something (not sure what, just something), so I stopped at the grocery and bought fruit and pigged out on watermelon when I got home. That is one of my FAVORITE fruits and shockingly, though I think it is one of the sweetest fruits, it actually contains less natural sugar than most other fruit! So cravings satiated and got in some more good work before bed.

Successful Sugar Free Day


So overall day 3 was a success! I would love to hear of your stories about cutting sugar; leave a comment below or joint me on the Sugar Addiction Facebook page!


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  • Carina November 25, 2011, 8:22 am

    Watermelon is my favorite food. My friend was wondering why I can eat a watermelon all by myself. Of course I did not eat it all at once but I cut it into bite size and put them in the fridge. I treat that as my snacks.

    • Jenna Waites November 25, 2011, 11:14 pm

      Carina, I LOVE watermelon and like the idea of cutting it up in to snack size servings to not eat the whole melon in one sitting…which I am very likely to do!

  • KJK November 25, 2011, 4:25 am

    I guess once the engine started, it will go smoother and further. I am so proud of you. I wonder where you’re from because I like rice too and I am from Korean. It’s our routine food and I can’t live a single day without it. I don’t think I can follow the diet plan if I must leave it out of my diet.
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    • Jenna Waites November 25, 2011, 11:12 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words of support! I really appreciate it. I’m totally a Florida girl and right now I’m just cutting sugar and flour, so whole grains like rice are good. Weird, I do like rice, but never been a huge rice eater, but this week it looked really good!