The No Sugar 30 day Challenge

June 2, 2009 at 8:48 am 5 comments

The thing is that I  ♥ sugar. And who doesn’t?

Maybe this is somewhat off topic for a “Food Blog” but I guess this entry would affect my future posts bigtime.

The other day I had a chat with my cousin and I was in complete awe. He (quite like me) was a lover of all good food, and when I say good food I mean “real food” in the perverse context. Sloppy joes, sodas, cheesecake, pizzas, fries, candy candy candy in all shapes and sizes.

To be honest the last person we thought would watch his weight would be him. He seemed quite happy at his 120kg/264lb high fat percentage body, he ate all he ever wanted and almost never moved anywhere beyond his refrigerator.

One day in his own words he “got tired of living a boring and unhealthy life.”

Today he hasn’t quite reached his fintess goal of 10% body fat but he isn’t too far at 14% but after having lost 36.4 kg/ 80lb and gaining a ton of muscle, I just can’t recognise him anymore!

His outlook to food, life and his body has changed tremendously. He hasn’t missed a workout in a year, still doesn’t eat dessert but he doesn’t feel like he is denying himself it’s more like something he wants to do rather than being forced to do it. I’m not sure if I would ever be able to do that but I really need to cut down on the sweet stuff (for sure).

A.H, boy are we proud of you or what!

He has tried (several times) to put me on one of his military diet plans and I’ve always let him down. I’ve always tried to cook a little healthier and have succeeded somewhat but never really got those results that I want and deserve maybe because of many bad habits.

But I really want to change for real! I mean I’m tired of living a boring and (somewhat) unhealthy life too!

You can find my Cousin on

and twitter (I don’t quite remember his last update)

So I’ve decided to take the One Month No Sugar Challenge (3rd june 2009- 3rd july 2009)

These are the ground rules:

1. No desserts of any kind.

2. No added sugar drinks

3. No sweet condiments (not even ketchup)

4. No refined carbs (white bread, white rice etc)

5. No sugar substitutes either

OK if I win this challenge I get to buy 


So that is my treat! and I don’t get them if I don’t stick to the plan!!

I’d love for others to join me too.. those are the ground rules, feel free to take your own baby steps to your fintess goal, whatever it be. I’d love some feedback people!

Again congo to my cuz and all the best to me (God save me!)


Entry filed under: Fitness, Me, Not about cooking.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tapas  |  June 8, 2009 at 8:44 am

    The Flipkart link dragged me over and well, I’m going to go out on a limb and say “Would you mind if we sponsored your trophy?”

    • 2. plutosangel  |  June 8, 2009 at 11:06 am

      would I mind? Absolutely not! thank you 🙂

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  • 4. Wormy « One Of A Grind  |  June 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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  • 5. Chelsea D  |  November 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve ALWAYS been struggling with a sugar addiction and i’ve gone off for at most 15-16 days then caved after some emotional break down lol but I noticed that I feel so much happier, more energized, and sleep a lot better when i do without it, so I really want to just quit it. I am starting this challenge today!! 🙂 Hope you’re doing/did well with it!


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