Today starts a 14 day hiatus from eating sugar for me. I've got just a few stubborn baby pounds left that I want to get rid of and a need to break my sugar cravings and kick my sweet tooth to the curb. So I've set myself a beginning goal of a short and manageable two weeks with a strict approach. I do so love sweet things - but I really do know how terrible sugar is for me, so it's really not too disappointing. The rule is no sweets, desserts, sugar, honey, agave syrup, foods containing a significant amount of sugars, and a limit to my fruit consumption for these 14 days (I don't do artificial sweeteners, so there really won't be much substitute for sweet treats). I do have one exception built in - Matt's birthday. I will have a serving of his birthday dessert to celebrate. I think that setting a short duration plus one built in cheat to look forward to gives me confidence that I'll reach my goal - and then I hope to reset my goal for an additional two weeks.