Almost a decade ago I tried my first booze-free challenge. The sacrifice and discipline were minimal and the rewards were ample. So I repeated it the following year launching a welcome annual ritual. I eventually added a sugar fast to the yearly reboot, and having just wrapped up my 2023 alcohol and sugar detox, this weekend was an opportunity to celebrate.
Yesterday marked the conclusion of my 7th or 8th, maybe even my 9th “dry January”… For some sadomasochistic reason I’ve decided in recent years to add a sugar fast to alcohol abstention during the month of January, a timely recovery after the excesses of Thanksgiving-through-New Years… (Source: Midpoint Milestone: 6 Months Down, 6 Months to Go)
With January expired and my sugar fast goal achieved it was time to break the fast with a sugar binge. A maple sugar binge (see above) followed by an absurd daylong gorging on dark chocolate. Shameful! And divine.
Break Fast Haiku
Sugar free five weeks; a maple syrup drizzled pancake breaks the fast.