LifeMINUS Sugar: The Final Hours

Written on January 2, 2009 by

As I write this, I only have two hours left. Two hours until I can have some crispy crunchy funnel cakes covered in delicious powdered sugar.

This week has been interesting. I wasn’t expecting it to be as much of a challenge as it turned out to be. Having self control wasn’t too hard, but finding food that was safe to eat was difficult. Nearly everything we consume on a day to day basis contains sugar to some degree. It’s not that our regular diet is unhealthy, necessarily. Our diet just needs to have balance. Overloading on anything is never healthy; moderation is key.

But enough preaching… LifeMINUS has been fun and has had some interesting reactions from everyone Ringl and I have talked with. Most people don’t understand why we do this, and I doubt Ringl and I really do either! It’s still quite a fun social experiment.

Food Consumed – Day 6:

  • Breakfast/Lunch: Bananas, Eggs and Bacon
  • Dinner: Cheeseburger with Mustard

Food Consumed – Day 7

  • Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese
  • Lunch: Chicken strips and fries from Whataburger
  • Dinner: Pizza

Overall, I ate way too much chicken and I overloaded on potatoes. What a sucky diet.

Well, Ringl and I wold like to make LifeMINUS a regular feature, but we want to hear from you. What would you like to see more of, or what would you like to see us do for the next LifeMINUS? Leave some comments and let us know!


6 Responses

  1. Matt  •  January 4, 2009 @10:50 am

    lifeminusSPEEDING is a must…
    and IMO, it should be weekly that you guys are doing this (alternating of course)… Its just way too much fun reading to not have it consistently…

    lifeminusCOMPUTER (of course it would be a challenge to post on this one)
    lifeminusFAST FOOD
    lifeminusSTAYING UP LATER THAN 10…
    lifeminusSLEEPING LATER THAN 5…
    lifeminus BED

    there’s 4+ months of lifeminus right there (though i admit they’re not all good ideas)

  2. Cassie  •  January 8, 2009 @4:20 pm

    LifeMinus music

    no radio, no iPod, no playing guitar … none of it for a solid week!

  3. Cassie  •  January 8, 2009 @4:22 pm

    comment addition:

    and most importantly, no RockBand !!

  4. Shaw  •  January 8, 2009 @4:23 pm

    That’s just cruel… but maybe it would mean Ringl would update when it’s his turn!

  5. David Edwards  •  January 9, 2009 @2:10 pm

    Hey… how about LifeMinus SCRATCHING? lol… that’d be fun wouldn’t it? How about LifeMinus sarcasm (yeh… that’ll happen), LifeMinus sitting down (except when driving)… or maybe LifeMinus the letter ‘e’ ( …totally abstaining for saying/typing/writing any word with the letter ‘e’ ), or maybe just LifeMinus saying the word ‘the’ (or maybe even ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’). How about LifeMinus touching a lightswitch (someone has to do it for you), or LifeMinus opening a door with your hand (be creative).
    How about LifeMinus pointing/gesturing toward/physically indicating a particular direction or person. Or maybe LifeMinus reaching up (your arms can never exceed a 90 degree angle; the highest you can reach is shoulder level… totally parallel with the floor.); picture this: “Hey… hey, can reach that? It just a little too high for me.” “high five! Wait minute… I can’t doing that. Ummmmmm… mid-five!”

  6. David Edwards  •  January 9, 2009 @2:14 pm

    typo: “high five! Wait minute… I can’t *do that. Ummmmmm… mid-five!”