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I feel like I’m in the home stretch! I really want to finish strong but I keep making “exceptions”. Still, in the grand scheme, I’ve come a looong way in 17 days.

I woke up early again yesterday and made my usual 2 cups of coffee. Then I made this paleo bread from the Practical Paleo cookbook.


Once again, I was pining for something besides eggs for breakfast so I thought I’d try this. It was okay but not the least bit sweet. If you’re expecting sweet, you will be sorely disappointed. She does tout this as a bread replacement, not a treat, but I still expected it to have more flavor or something. I think the almonds threw me off. While they make it look pretty, I don’t like the texture they give the bread (they’re only sprinkled on top). Anyway, I might try it again this morning WITH my eggs. I think it would be better with something. Also it could be nice with soup for dinner.

Long about 10am I had 2 of those little Coco-Roons with my 3rd cup of coffee. I shouldn’t have. They’re not part of the plan. But I was hankering for a treat. Again, for a paleo lifestyle, they’re a great treat option. For this sugar detox, I really should be steering clear of anything with that much sugar. Two of them totaled 9 grams of sugar. But what’s done is done.

Lunch was leftover pork and brussels sprouts. It hit the spot, and I felt quite virtuous afterwards! LOL.

marinated pork loin

Late in the afternoon, I snacked on roasted seasoned seaweed. It does contain corn oil, but otherwise it’s a good snack. It is salty and crunchy, which is exactly what I need sometimes.

Then we had a potpourri/leftover night for dinner. I ate brisket, cauliflower mash and a beet salad and drank water.

After dinner, I had a cup of kombucha/green tea.

Oddly, I’ve been having gastritis stomach aches almost daily. I can’t pinpoint what is causing them, and it’s concerning me just a bit. I’ve started taking digestive enzymes again, before I eat and that seems to help.

I think that’s it.

Oh wait. That’s not it.

So after school, my son decided to make a pan of brownies. He used my Krusteaz gluten-free baking mix, which, as I’ve told you, is really about as good as it gets for brownie mixes, gluten-free or not. Man, oh man, did they ever smell good.

I considered having JUST A BITE. A morsel, even.

But I did not.

The Coco-Roons are one thing. They fit into a paleo diet. But the brownie so does not. It’s one thing to make “exceptions” to the sugar detox, but to go all out and cheat on a conventional brownie is quite another, morsel or no. So I stayed strong.

SOME OTHER MEMBERS of the family, ahem, did not stay so strong. Not to mention names, Paul Shane. Yes, evidently after I went to bed, my husband raided the brownies.

I got up this morning and there were a few left. They will go directly into lunchboxes with my kids so they’re not sitting around to tempt me.

Also, this morning is my first strength training workout since I started this detox. We’re going to work around the boot, evidently. I am DREADING it. I hate getting back into the swing of things with exercise, but I know I need to.

So that’s a wrap. THREE MORE DAYS!

For those just tuning in, the program I’m doing is The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo and you can see all my updates here.

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8 thoughts on “THE 21-DAY SUGAR DETOX DAY 17 RECAP

  1. What brand of seaweed snacks do you eat? I tried the Wegman’s brand and was not impressed but am willing to try another if you can recommend a good one.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. I linked to them – I get them at Costco. They are tasty, but they’re not organic and they have corn oil, which is probably GMO. But still, they are very low in calories and I need the iodine for my thyroid so I figure they’re a decent snack. 🙂

  2. Hey there! Enjoying your updates. Questions. Do you feel more emotionally stable? I feel like I do when I eat well, but wonder if it is just in my head 🙂 Also, would you ever consider giving up dairy?? To see if it helped with the stomach issues? And, just a note, both my friend an I noticed stomach cramping when we were in the first month of eating paleo and ate the slightest sugary thing (even if grain-free. talking a handful of m&m’s here)… but it seemed like after our stomach healed, we can now tolerate those things without the severe pain once in awhile, as long as we are not doing chronic damage. You look great, as always!

    1. I can’t tell that I’m more emotionally stable, I have been kid of a beast, actually, lol. But I feel happy – and without running, to feel happy – that’s got to be diet related.

      I would consider giving up dairy if the stomach aches persist. I think they are more likely due to nuts and sugar. So I’m staying away from any processed bars and snacks to see if it settles down. I feel great today. I had eggs with veggies for breakfast and my beet salad for lunch. there was cream in the eggs (no cheese) and goat cheese on the salad. Interesting.

  3. Got my 21 Day Sugar Detox book yesterday from Amazon! Looking forward to reading it this weekend & then starting in two weeks. Gonna do it w/ my hubby who has a weekend work retreat coming up where much beer & wine will be consumed, I’m sure, so we are starting after that. Thanks for your update posts – love reading how you’re doing!

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