I bet you’re wondering if the title about cheating on Sugar Free February is real or just a catchy gimmick to get you to read this article.
Let me explain.
Accidentally cheating on sugar free February
The first time was Monday morning (day 6). I’d slept really badly and snoozed my alarm several times. I was feeling sorry for myself on the way to work so I decided to cheer myself up with an unsweetened almond milk cappuccino. But as soon as I took a sip I tasted CHOCOLATE POWDER!!
I’d totally forgotten to ask for it without chocolate…. The things is, if the barista asks me I always say no and sometimes they don’t even put it on at all! So it didn’t even occur to me to ask for no chocolate when I was ordering it. You might be wondering why I even order a cappuccino if I don’t want the chocolate. But it’s because it is foamier than a latte and I like foam!
When I got my chocolatey cappuccino I could have waited until I got to work and scraped the foam off but then my drink would have been cold. I could also have scraped off the chocolate into a public bin (I did have a plastic spoon in my bag and it crossed my mind). But I thought that might look a bit weird. I could also, as my friend later suggested, thrown the drink away, but that would have been a waste of money.
So I chose to drink it- chocolate and all. It was only a tiny bit of chocolate powder and I had ordered it by accident so I didn’t feel bad drinking it. But I wasn’t sure if it counted as cheating, so I made a poll on twitter and facebook. The votes for cheating won by one person!! So I have paid the £5 I promised to if I cheated (see here).
Intentionally cheating on sugar free February… maybe
The second time I cheated was today. Although I don’t know if what I ate contained sugar….
I was at a great event hosted my myunidays.com . I will blog about it later, but we had a nutrition talk and a work out with Lucy Mecklenburgh and the Results With Lucy Team. Lunch was also provided. They had gone to the trouble of ordering me a special vegan lunch so I decided to eat even though I wasn’t sure if it contained sugar or not. I would have felt rude not eating it and I’d also have felt out of place if everyone else was eating. Plus it looked yummy and healthy. If I chose not to eat it and explained why I think people would have understood, but I just didn’t want to make a scene.
I really enjoyed the meal and I have donated the £5 for cheating.
Staying on track in sugar free February
So there have been two days back to back where I have ‘cheated’. But I just want to make it clear that I have turned down sugar filled treats countless times and not given in to my temptations to eat chocolate or watermelon! I am taking this pledge to go sugar free seriously because I would really like to raise money to spend on meals for homeless people. (Please see my donation page where you can donated until the 2nd March 2017)
Over to you
Do you think those incidents count as cheating?
I’m interested to know what you think.
I expect that from the outside it’s easy to think that I should have avoided having the drink/food. But pretend it was you in that situation and see if your opinion changes.