Can you Envision a Sugarless Life?

Terry and I have been married for 24 years and in that time he’s always had two mistresses; I call them Sonja and Nikki. They’re not women, they’re cameras, but I use the pronoun “she” like we do for ships and mountains. The “girls” go everywhere with us and I really don’t mind, because we have a wealth of memories preserved on film, err digits. Most of the photographs I share on my website and Facebook are Terry’s wonderful work.

Being married to a videographer/photographer is interesting and quite fun most of the time. Terry’s calendar more often than not looks like it’s owned by a hit man. “Shoot nurses Monday, April 2, at Legacy Hospital, Wednesday, April 25, shoot owner of the Woodland B&B, Saturday, April 21 shoot festival goers at the Holland America Bulb Farm.”

Everywhere we go it’s the four of us. We recently went on a cruise with Jimmy Moore, the guy who has been such a resource in helping us enjoy one year on a low-carb diet. Terry videotaped all the doctors, researchers and experts who spoke about restricted carbohydrate diets and our health and my doctor, Ann Childers also joined the fun. We’ll be sharing their wisdom on our Make it Fun website in June when Terry gets everything edited.

Terry promised that on my birthday, which was while we were on the ship, he’d video dinner when I’d have a chef bring out a filet mignon to the table with a candle in it. It was so fun! I blew out the candle and cut the steak into wedges for everyone at our table. You can see the video of the sugarless festivities on .

Being on a low-carb diet for a year has really been an eye-opener! Now that we don’t eat sugar, I’ve been amazed at how much of a focus our society has on celebrating with it! Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, holidays, you name it, sugar plays a big role in our “fun.” I’ve had to come up with alternatives to celebrating without sugar, hence the birthday steak instead of birthday cake. I learned so many more creative ways to celebrate without sugar while we were on the cruise and I’ll be sharing the fun with you.

I’ll leave you with this choice of sentences. Which one do you like the best? I can’t ever have sugar. I don’t ever want sugar. There are the same amount of letters in each sentence, but one is way more fun than the other!

Just think, maybe when our great grandchildren get married, sugar will be viewed the way heroin is viewed and the majority will see that sugar just takes longer to ruin life. When and if that happens they’ll replace the wedding cake with a tower of cheese! I can just hear the best-man say, “Attention everyone, the bride and groom are ready to cut the cheese!”

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