Warm Milk and Bed

25 Apr
I’m just having a cup of warm milk to help me get sleepy enough to go to bed.  It’s only 10:22, but Jade’s already down in her crib (after having a good hour of over-tired fussing) and I can only hope that she’ll stay there until at least 6:30.  I know I can’t complain; she hasn’t even hit the 3-month mark yet and she’s generally sleeping through the night.  But after several nights where I actually got almost 8 hours of sleep, it’s SO hard to go back to less!
I’m having my milk without the half-teaspoon of honey I usually put in it.  I decided that after Easter Monday I would give up sugar and other sweeteners for two weeks to see if it did anything for me.  I was thinking back to that week before Christmas where I was ordered by the doctor to not eat any sugar and how I lost a couple of pounds – even while eating like a pig and being pregnant.  I’m still drinking milk and eating lots of fruit, but I’ve allowed myself just half a teaspoon of honey for my morning oatmeal and cut out chocolate (sob!), cookies, cake, and even dried fruit.  (I mention the cookies and cake because I had to forgo both at Marusia’s house on Sunday, and both looked SOOO good, too…) 
So I’ve been doing that for a week now and it looks like I might actually have lost a couple of pounts.  I didn’t think I had so much sugar in my diet, but it just goes to show that a little sugar can add a lot of calories.  Or else that I somehow eat healthier altogether when I leave out the sugar.  Or something like that.  The other good news is that it was much easier to do this week than it was that time before Christmas.  I don’t know if it’s because this is a self-imposed sugar fast or if it’s just that there aren’t as many temptations around, but most of the time, I haven’t even been missing anything.
Well, my milk is done, so I’m off to bed now.  ‘Night!

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