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You know I love sugar. I know I love sugar.. hence the name of my blog. Sigh.

However, due to last night’s binge on sugary stuff. I end up feeling nauseated, regretful, and disappointed at myself for a lack of sugary control. Not to mention that all these sugary concoctions aren’t doing too much justice to my teeth. >.< So.. after inhaling two dove’s milk chocolate, candy caramels, and an entire coconut cream pie with extra chocolate syrup (friend said she was going to share with me but only took 3 bites, in which I end up downing the whole thing), I went to bed at 11pm feeling sooo yucky.

(missing the chocolate syrup I had gulped down)
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I always told myself to limit my sugar intake (I see sugar through the eyes of a 5 yr old), to enjoy and savor it (not inhale), and in moderation. I have not be ‘moderating’ my intake.. I’ve never did. I say it but I don’t do it.

So it’s time for that challenge. I am not cutting out sugary goods for the rest of my life. However, I am traveling across the continent to visit my family in a couple weeks.. so the challenge to myself is.. to cut it out until then. haha, there will be light at the end of the tunnel, but not for these few weeks ahead of me.

Challenge:
1.) NO to desserts/candies (ice cream/popsicles, cookies, froyo, cakes, muffins, scones, decadent breads, chocolates, gummies,..etc.)

2.) NO to sugary drinks (flavored coffee drinks, sodas, juice, sugary alcoholic beverages)

3.) NO to artificial sweeteners, white/brown sugar, stevia, cocoa powder, agave..etc

4.) YES to peanut butter (I can’t live without it)

5.) YES to honey (sparingly)

6.) YES to wine (1 gls limit per day) I don’t want to get hammered anyway. :p

7.) YES to all fruits (grapes? YEA!.. time to bust out frozen grapes)

**8.) An exception will be when it comes to occasions where it’s someone’s bdays, get togethers..etc. (let’s hope no one has a party in these few weeks, lol~~!! jkjk)

Only a couple weeks..less than one month.

I really hope that by writing this out it will be the extra push I need for myself to stay committed. It will be SO rewarding if I make it through!!

I CAN DO THIS… …can I?

until next time,

Diana C. 🙂

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I saw this post from Julie (PBfingers) and decided to see what foods I have and haven’t tried. I would like to tackle all of them one day…(maybe the exception of ‘Squirrels’ or ‘Sweetbreads). I googled Sweet breads and it is DEFINITELY NOT what I thought it would be. lol

1. Abalone

2. Absinthe

3. Alligator

4. Baba Ghanoush

5. Bagel and Lox

6. Baklava

7. Barbecue Ribs

8. Bellini

9. Bird’s Nest Soup

10. Biscuits and Gravy

11. Black Pudding

12. Black Truffle

13. Borscht

14. Calamari

15. Carp

16. Caviar

17. Cheese Fondue

18. Chicken and Waffles  (4/21/12)

19. Chicken Tikka Masala

20. Chile Relleno

21. Chitlins

22. Churros

23. Clam Chowder

24. Cognac

25. Crab Cakes

26. Crickets

27. Currywurst

28. Dandelion Wine

29. Dulce De Leche

30. Durian

31. Eel

32. Eggs Benedict

33. Fish Tacos

34. Foie Gras

35. Fresh Spring Rolls

36. Fried Catfish

37. Fried Green Tomatoes

38. Fried Plantain

39. Frito Pie

40. Frogs’ Legs

41. Fugu

42. Funnel Cake

43. Gazpacho

44. Goat

45. Goat’s Milk

46. Goulash

47. Gumbo

48. Haggis

49. Head Cheese

50. Heirloom Tomatoes

51. Honeycomb

52. Hostess Fruit Pie

53. Huevos Rancheros

54. Jerk Chicken

(4/21/12)

55. Kangaroo

56. Key Lime Pie

57. Kobe Beef

58. Lassi

59. Lobster

60. Mimosa

61. MoonPie

 62. Morel Mushrooms

63. Nettle Tea

64. Octopus

65. Oxtail Soup

66. Paella

67. Paneer

68. Pastrami on Rye

69. Pavlova

70. Phaal

71. Philly Cheese Steak

72. Pho

73. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

74. Pistachio Ice Cream

75. Po’ Boy

76. Pocky

77. Polenta

78. Prickly Pear

79. Rabbit Stew

80. Raw Oysters

81. Root Beer Float

82. S’mores

83. Sauerkraut

84. Sea Urchin

85. Shark

86. Snail

87. Snake

88. Soft Shell Crab

89. Som Tam

90. Spaetzle

91. Spam

92. Squirrel

93. Steak Tartare

94. Sweet Potato Fries

95. Sweetbreads

96. Tom Yum

97. Umeboshi

98. Venison

99. Wasabi Peas

100. Zucchini Flowers

🙂 Not too shabby, eh?

-Diana C. 🙂

So in the past recent months I have came to the realization that my workouts has transformed into a ‘challenge’, rather than just another workout. I noticed myself aiming for ‘miles/resistance’ > ‘times’ > ‘calories’. I remember when I first joined a gym back in my sophmore year of high school, I would jog on a treadmill but I would only focus on how much calories I’ve burned. Nowadays, I even forget to look at the calorie display when I complete a work out, and it makes me happy that this is my mentality now. Since I hate being typical or the ‘norm’, it makes me quite giddy that I now focus on pushing and challenging myself to work a bit harder, run a bit longer, add a few reps..etc, rather than being who I was before (and most women in my opinion!) — focusing on the big scary Calorie monster. BLAH! Screw that!

I run for my sanity.
I spin for the burn in my legs.
I kickbox because it makes me feel like I can kick anyone’s ass.
I lift because I love muscle definition over flabbiness.

and… I do Zumba because it costs less than it is to go out dancing at a club. 😉 hehe (think– no cover!!)

I do all this because it makes my body feel good, keeps my mind clear, and most of all- I feel accomplished.

You’ll never regret a work out, but you will regret skipping one.

-Diana C.

Ahh! and its already APRILLLLLLLLLL~~~~~~~!!! Where did the time go!!!