OK, today, I think, is Day 11 in my kick-the-sugar-habit campaign,

So it’s time for an update.

Here it is:

So far, so good.

As of today’s weigh-in, I’m down six pounds from when I started, which ain’t bad.

It hasn’t always been easy resisting those sweet urges.

The other day, there was a Dairy Queen commercial on TV advertising their new caramel drumstick blizzard.

You gotta be kidding me …

I love caramel drumsticks. I can eat two or three of ’em, easy.

Caramel drumstick blizzard???

Gimme a damn large, please!!!

Later that same day, I was driving home from a meeting a little after 9 o’clock, and I actually passed a Dairy Queen at an intersection, and cars were lined up at the damn drive-through. Probably all getting a caramel drumstick blizzard.


I thought about it for a few seconds, but knew I’d regret it, and moseyed on home.

Ice cream is a particular weakness — one of many, I’m afraid — and so I came up with something: frozen protein shakes.

I made a banana and peanut butter protein shake (ice cubes, water, banana, peanut butter, protein powder) and stuck it in the freezer for a while until it was almost like eating ice cream.

Right now, I have a banana and strawberry one in the freezer for later.

Now, someone pointed out earlier during this kick-the-sugar-habit effort that sugar is not an evil thing.


But for some of us, it can become a bad habit.

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