Monday, February 1, 2010

It's that time of year again....

No Sugar February! This now TEN year running tradition! It's evolved a little from a "challenge" to a "get back on track month," but I look forward to it every year. The basics will be the same a last year which was pretty easy. Eat 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies a day and exercise at least 20 minutes 4 times a week. If you do this, you get to have a treat that week, otherwise no sugar. Anyone is welcome to join!! If you do (Kacee) let me know so I can enjoy your misery with you!!!

This years no sugar month is being extended a little until somewhere around April 23rd when Ash and George's little Max comes. This February happened to align perfectly with a little hiccup of gestational diabetes in Ash's pregnancy so there may be a few additional guidelines we're going join in on with her, but this year's "no sugar" will end with the best treat of all...little Max!

I like to kick off no sugar with what I call..."Dr. Kaiser's Healthy Cookies." They help me wean myself off snacking on treats. I might be presuming a lot, but I'll leave the recipe incase anyone wants to try them (Keep in mind...they are weaning me off all my sugar treats)

Wisk together: 1/2c. canola oil, 1c. honey, 2 eggs, 1t. vanilla, and a dash of salt. Add: 2c. whole wheat flour, 2c. oats, and (optionally a 1/3c. ground flaxseed if you keep that onhand)
Fold In: walnuts or pecans, raisins, and/or choc. chips ( choc.chips this month)
Bake at 350 for 15 min.

The Die Hards (the girls only of course...I don't know how we all ended up with husbands that could careless about "no sugar month!")

We've sure had a lot of fun together over the years and as you can tell by the pictures...we weren't usually short on sugar!


George and Ashley said...

Man we've had some good times!!!

I've never been so happy that February could be here... and thanks for supporting me through my not fun situation. I really feel lucky to have you as a friend. Hopefully it won't end up being too bad!

KaCHeRS said...

HEy Chelsey!! Too bad I just guzzled rootbeer before reading this post or i'd join you :> i am glad you posted that recipe i'm always looking for new ones because i have yet to bake a decent batch of cookies. Maybe your recipe will break my badluck! Weston is adorable - i' cannot believe how big he is! and i love how much he loves the ag-uum. You guys should really come visit now that we live so close! Thinking of you - we'll have to plan something soon!

Brandon and Erica said...

haha! Chels! I love this post! So awesome..and really? TEN YEARS? Wow...that makes us sound old...but then again, you're the one with the ONE year old :)

Alright, so far today I had Mac N Cheese for dinner...chased down with a nice side of a migraine. This weaning thing is the PITS.

Love you!

Joy said...

So, do you allow yourself Sugar Free treats, like SF icecream, prepackages SF cookies, SF pudding...things like that? Or is it all treats in general? I have done the SF thing before and it's awesome! GOOD LUCK!

maugers said...

Keep reminding me, maybe I'll do it next year :) HAve a great time!

Dave and Catherine said...

You're a stronger woman than me... Good luck!