Day 10 Fed Up Challenge

Day 10 Fed Up Challenge I

It’s ovveerrrr! I made it 10 days with no (or very little!) added sugar.

It was a long 10 days, but I’m happy I took on the challenge. And proud that I was able to make it through! There were a few days when I thought I was going to lose it. Like stuff-my-mouth-with-donut-holes-at-work kind of lose it. Don’t worry, I restrained myself from doing so. :)

So what did I eat that very last day?

Day 10 Fed Up Challenge

Breakfast (7:30 a.m.): The usual smoothie, but with hemp seeds. This was my first time ever eating hemp seeds. They were on sale at Whole Foods, so I thought, why not! It definitely gave my smoothie a more earthy taste. Not sure if I’m the biggest fan. However, I will definitely give them another try to see if they grow on me. They are supposed to be good for you, after all.

Snack (9:30 a.m.): Piece of the no-sugar added dark chocolate that I blogged about it in Day 9. I don’t know if that should be considered a “snack”, but whatever. :)

Lunch (11:30 a.m.): Bowl of chicken wild rice soup from the local coffee shop. With no crackers or bread. Although at that moment in time all I wanted was to rip open that cracker packet and pour it all over that soup! Again, I restrained myself.

Snack (2:00 p.m.): The rest of that chocolate bar. I think I may have a problem here people.

Snack (5:45 p.m.): A handful of salt and vinegar chips after hot yoga. I hadn’t  been to hot yoga in what felt like forever! Too busy with the house hunting/wedding planning. It felt great to step on the mat and get back into the groove of listening to my body, quieting my mind, and just breathing. Ahhhh…

Dinner (7:30 p.m.): After yoga, I went and met my momma at Mall of America. She works at the Macy’s there, and wanted to try out the new Benihana restaurant they just put in. We shared edamame, a crunchy tempura shrimp roll, and she ordered tempura scallops. I’m not a huge scallop fan, but I tried one anyway. And then remembered why I wasn’t a huge scallop fan!

The sushi wasn’t bad, although there was crab in it, and I’m thinking it was imitation. That stuff just freaks me out. Talk about artificial colors and flavors! Eww eww eww. Regardless, it was nice to catch up with my mom over glass of wine. I didn’t think I would ever say this, but I think I’m burned out on sushi. I’ve had it once a week for the past three or so. Time for some other type of cuisine!

And that wraps up the last day of the Fed Up Challenge!

Biggest Challenge:

Not giving up. Period.

Tip of the Day:

You can do anything you put your mind to. Really, you can.

Want to know what I ate the day after the Fed Up Challenge?

Breakfast (7:30 a.m.): Udi’s gluten-free bread with PB (still the sugar free kind).

Day 10 Challenge I First bite of bread in over 10 days!

Lunch (11:30 a.m.): A mixed greens salad with carrots, sunflower seeds, avocado, and tomato with the same sugar-free Annie’s Oil and Vinegar dressing I’ve been using the past 10 days. I also had three slices of Applegate Farm’s Uncured Deli Ham (that contained sugar, of course).

Snack (2:00 p.m.): A banana. Plain and simple.

Snack (5:00 p.m.): Handful of salt and vinegar chips (they’re still not gone!) and a piece of some fancy Italian cheese that was on sale.

Dinner (7:30 p.m.): Went out with a friend to a place called Pat’s Tap. It’s a cute little gastropub with old fashioned skee-ball, lots of beers, and delicious food! We split an order of the cheese curds (from WI, of course) that comes with their smoked tomato ketchup (that I was finally able to eat!). We both ordered burgers, and had a beer. I haven’t had a beer in forever. Usually I feel like crap after I drink a beer (especially when I combine that with fried, greasy food!), but I actually felt just fine. I’d like to think that 10 day sugar detox had something to do with it! :)

  Day 10 Fed Up Challenge I Grass fed beef, heirloom tomato, and some thick-cut bacon.

Alright ya’ll, it’s 75 degrees and sunny here in Minneapolis, and I’m getting the heck out of here! Have a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. :)


  1. Sushi rice has sugar in it.

    • Nicholsonk says:

      Anna – thanks for letting me know! Like I mentioned before, I knew I was definitely consuming some sugar eating out, as it’s impossible to know what is in everything unless you make it yourself. I did the best I could with the meals I made at home, and tried to order as consciously as possible the rest of the time. Sugar in sushi rice is definitely a new one for me! I’ll be sure to keep that in mind next time I go no sugar :). Thanks for stopping by!


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