I didn’t really plan to stay off, off sugar forever. In fact I was happy just to regulate my intake. Have a treat here or there and be predominately sugar-free. Say 95%. I did a bit of an audit this week and it’s slipped a little. These days I’m sitting at around 70% sugar-free. I’ve been eating a little bit here or there as it takes my fancy and I can feel it. The wanting of it.

Which only means one thing. I’ve had too much. It’s accumulated over time and would you believe that it started with grapes! My downfall was grapes. Seriously, not a double chocolate molten lava cake or anything decadent and awesome. Nope. Grapes. Big fat red grapes. They were so good. I ate loads of them. Day after day and week after week. It became a habit again.

And here I am. Quitting sugar again. I’m sure it won’t be as bad. Or take as long this time around. In fact Sarah Wilson has a new cookbook out so look out for a recipe or two from that. I’m still reading through it all. It’s jam-packed with awesome. Especially for breakfast ideas. I was seriously sick of having the same thing over and over again.

So will you join me? Shall I keep you updated?

Are you still interested? Let me know.

  • rinniez13

    I need that cookbook, damn uni budget! ive had a couple of minor slips. morning teas at school whilst i was on prac really got me. thankfully ive only slipped to about 80% but trying to be more consious of it all again! went out the other night and a friend kept buying me vodka orange, woke up in the morning and HAD to have coke and mayo (not the sugar free kind). I HATE the cravings, they really do remind me that sugar is an evil evil drug!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      The cravings are the worst. I think worse now than before I ever gave up. Clearly I’ve let it get out of hand again. Oh well, back on the horse. 

  • rinniez13

    comment was my way of staying please keep me up to date. I liked your blog before i found your sugar posts, but they are what made me really fall in love with this place!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Ha. Great! Will do. 

  • Amy

    Tsk Tsk! The rule for us is 80/20, but you are right- once you start to feel that ‘need’ return, it’s time to detox again. I think you are awesome for sticking with it for so long, I still struggle on what feels like a daily basis!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      HAHA. I’m pretty sure you just tsk-tsk’ed me. Justifiably so. And thanks, it’s a way of life for me now, I don’t even question it. But I got lazy about saying no. I’m sure you’ll get there too. 

  • Calendarbrain

    Oh give me your strength. Sugar my ultimate weakness…..keep talking about it. It makes me feel guilty.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      HA! No problem. Would daily help? 

  • I am *this* close to quitting again. I just want to be able to have it occassionally… instead of quitting, right now I am just eating a lot more healthy meals and reducing sugar. Good luck with quitting!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Great plan. Whatever works for you, I say. Me? I detox and kick the habit to the kerb like ripping off a band-aid. Bull at a gate my parents always say. 

  • Kate Stanton

    I’m thinking of doing a family detox but gradually so not to completely freak out my small people. Definately keep us updated. I love new recipes to try! 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Good luck! I’m happy to share what I’m up to. And whatever you do, don’t freak out the small people. 😉 

  • Hello, do post!  I don’t think I have a huge problem with sugar but my kids do eat to much and I am dead keen to cook better for us all. More low-crap cakes and biscuits are what I am after especially.  Gotta be good for you.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I have a cake recipe I’ve been meaning to share. Will make it for Hubby this week so I have pics and will share it. Good luck reducing the sugar in your life. What you said is what I figure, it’s got to be good for you.

  • Bbeingcoo

    Oi – I so know about this! Looking forward to having another ‘Sugar Free’ budding in #teamfriday… Thanks for linking in {sorry about late reply…. had some ‘computer free’ time and now madly catching up!}


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks for visiting. I haven’t done a post for a while but been plodding along. It just becomes normal at some point.

  • but grapes are soooo yummy!