Try, try again

Me, about an hour ago. But with less of the fabulous tan.

It was only a couple of days ago I was blogging about giving up sugar. So smugly, I told you about how I was even giving up diet coke! How virtuous of me!

Well, I made it four days, which to be fair, is better than I thought it would go. Today, not only did diet coke make a triumphant return, but so did a bunch of lollies (does that translate for the rest of the world? I think for Americans it’s candy, Brits it’s sweets?), AS WELL AS a giant chocolate cookie. If you’re going to binge, do it in style.

Needless to say, I now feel slightly sick. I’ve also decided I’m never allowed to try meth, as clearly I make a terrible addict.

P.S. Tell you what though, sugar is great for fuelling fast typing. First draft of book two is almost done!

The Not-So-Sweet Life


Every now and then I’ll be persuaded to go on a health kick. The guilty culprit this time is my husband. He’s given up sugar and caffeine, like some sort of sadist. Who does that?! They have to be the top two best things in life!

Now, while you can pry my coffee out of my cold, dead hands, I do have a problem with my sweet tooth. I’ve been a sugar fiend since I was a kid. Probably one of the few way to ensure good behaviour from me when I was younger was to bribe me with candy. Actually, that’s still one of the few ways to ensure good behaviour from me.

So, fine, I’m also trying to reduce sugar. No cheating allowed – my beloved diet coke is also gone! The first two days were a bit tricky, but now I’m finding I’m coping with the help of a lot of sweet fruity herbal teas. Surely that alone means I’m a bit healthier?

Have you gone on a health kick lately? Or even given up sugar? If you have any tips for sustaining it, help a girl out!

P.S. Am I the only one that now has this tune on repeat in my head? It’s also the song we played when my husband and I were cutting the cake on our wedding day. Still get mushy when I hear it.