This was the week for the artificial sweetener finds!!
We found out quickly last year that J.J.'s body doesn't handle products using Splenda.....I don't either!! He would end up spending the rest of the day in the bathroom when we gave him sugar free syrup for his pancakes. But going to normal or even light syrup bumped the carb count so high we couldn't cover it very good.
Recently I discovered a sugar free syrup that doesn't use splenda....ie...sucralose(the generic name for splenda...watch your labels carefully if Splenda upsets your system...it may not say Splenda on the packaging, but if it says "sucralose" in the ingredient list that is how it is sweetened.) It does use Aspertame......still not the greatest.....but J.J.'s system can handle it better. When I went to buy a bottle of it this week the store was clearancing it out....YIKES!! Does that mean I won't see it on the shelf anymore??? So you know what I did...I bought every last bottle they had!:)
Then on another shopping trip, Sam's had something called Natur in sample bags. It claims to be all natural but pack 1/2 the carbs. J.J. thinks it's a brownie mix....he keeps asking me to make whats on the front cover!! I haven't tried it yet, so no pros or cons....just plain curiosity!
Then I saw the Stevia at Trader Joes. I've heard of it....seen ads in diabetes magazines....so thought I'd try some.....But man it was a chunk of change. I did put a little in my tea today and it seemed to sweeten it just fine. Not like sugar....slightly different taste....but not bad for a no calorie no carb solution. I'll let ya know how it affects my system.....well, maybe I'll spare the details....I'll let you know with a thumbs up or thumbs down and you'll know!
Since there was no real point to this post I'll also update ya'll on the ring. We went to pick it up last night and it still felt big. The person helping us got the ring sizer thingy and had me put my finger in the 2 1/2......it fit, and was loose!! UGH!! So we started the process of downsizing not only that ring, but my wedding ring. But then I got scared. I was concerned about the weather....cold hands equates to smaller ring size!! She said fingers tend to be bigger in the summer than winter. So I want to be able to adjust to year round. I decided to stick with the 2 3/4 size for now.....she said I have 6 months to change the size without cost, so we'll see. I may indeed end up going to a 2 1/2.
BTW....my high school class ring happened to be stored with my wedding ring....we sized it........ a 5!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD???? My size has dropped half since high school!! And before ya'll start thinking maybe I dropped a ton of weight....I haven't...I'm about what I was in high school if not 10-15lbs heavier!