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Sugar Free Meal Plans and Hospital Visits


Yesterday, unfortunately, included a trip to the ER with Apollo. He finally caught the cough that his older siblings had. I watched it develop over a two-day period, on edge the entire time. It is nearly impossible to watch Apollo with a respiratory infection or cough and not worry. Finally yesterday morning he went into mild respiratory distress and I knew I needed to take him in. Since it was the weekend, we had to go to the hospital. We were taken directly to triage and then directly to a private room. It is one of those sick-kid perks that is a mixed blessing. Despite me telling the triage nurse he had a heart defect and long history of respiratory issues her eyes still nearly popped out of her head when his history popped up on her screen.

To make a long story short, Apollo was given a dose of steroids through his g-tube and a breathing treatment. That cleared things up enough for us to come home.

weekly meal plans no sugar

And now for this week’s Sugar Free Meal Plans:


Trim Healthy Mama pancakes topped with fruit/ homemade granola and fruit/sugar-free banana bread, milk and oranges/oatmeal


Burrito Bowls (we didn’t end up having these last week)

Whole chicken in crockpot, potatoes and veggies

Pork Carnitas and Cilantroslaw (this got a two thumbs up from us)

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (this kids have requested this again already)

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Broccoli Ham Mozzarella Bake

We tried the Buffalo Chicken Nuggets last week and they were….okay. I don’t think I’ll be making them again. Everyone prefers my chicken fingers and they are less expensive.

I’ll be honest with you and say 18 days into A Month of No Sugar and I feel exactly the same and my weight is exactly the same. I am disappointed by the lack of results, but as I stated in the beginning I was surprised when I read  Year of No Sugar that there honestly seemed to be very little physical change for this family as well. I am proud that I have gone 18 days with no sugar. I have a sweet tooth and I highly doubt I have ever gone 18 days without sugar since the moment I had my first bottle of formula. I will share this though: my mom, who is a Type II diabetic, has seen amazing results. Her blood sugar is lower than it has been in years and she is doing great. This is encouraging to me! The  Month of No Sugar is obviously doing great things for her body.

Because my goal weight loss and feeling better, I am going to commit to go for a walk each day next week and juice once a day.


How about you? Are you feeling better? Sticking to the plan? Seeing any changes? What has been your biggest temptation?

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  1. Liz

    I’ve gone sugar free only because I sm doing whole foods for 30 days. I am dairy free. Not gluten or grain free. I am eating eggs, oatmeal, beans , rice , quinoa , soups , salads, nuts , avocado etc. We are vegetarian so no meat. I have lost 15 pounds and counting ( I’m a daily weigher but log once a week). I feel about the same. Happy about the weight loss!

      • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

        I think I will try 30 days dairy free as well. In 2011 I got down to my goal weight and felt great. I was running (which I hate) and juicing. I also happened to be 100% dairy free because of nursing Apollo…Then all of 2012 was spent caring for Apollo (4 surgeries, countless doctors visits, dozens of days in the hospital) and I couldn’t maintain my clean diet or exercise.

        • Liz

          On IG someone told me that it is impossible for them to lose weight personally on dairy. So there may be something to this dairy free thing!

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Very true, however my son was in respiratory distress and proper cinematography was not on my mind. I was simply taking the video to show my husband. Sharing it here was an after thought.

  2. Vivian

    i do weight watchers because i want to learn to eat all types of foods. i live in a normal world where i don’t want to give up certain foods, breads, milk meat…etc. i only eat things God made…no box foods, mixes fresh veggies and meat are my main stay.
    last week i did eat oat meal every morning.
    i have forgone sugar along with you and have lost 1 lb of the 3 i gained over the holidays.

  3. Heather

    Though not specifically sugar free, hubby and I are having all our meals and snacks delivered to the house and there seems to be no sugar in it. We have 1200 calories per day. We began on Jan 8th and in the last 10 days, I have lost 8.8lb (that’s 4kg). Once we are down to a healthier weight, we’ll begin to wean off and teach ourselves healthy meal portions. Right now it is purely because my diabetes specialist wanted me to have weightless surgery and I don’t want to. God will support me and give me strength.

  4. Sarah

    I’m so proud of you! When I went without sugar, dairy and gluten for 30 days I noticed a huge difference! I felt amazing, and have continued to stay off gluten and most diary for 3 years because of it. Cutting down sugar has rid me of upper back pain. It took about 2 weeks to notice the difference when I started. It was also reinforced when I reintroduced everything. That said, all of our bodies are different. I think it’s awesome you’ve given it a try. WAY TO GO! It’s not easy to do!

  5. Sally

    Glad Apollo is better now… I’m behind on my blog reading 🙂 It always amuses/irritates me how nurses never believe you until they see it for themselves… I’m sure it’s just because they have a lot of melodrama from some of their patients, but still…

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