Tuesday, December 2, 2014

fighting with sugar

Monday was day one of me saying "no dessert!" in an attempt to get free from sugar bondage. It was a struggle! I felt like a 2 year old wanting to have a temper tantrum-- I WANT IT!!!! :) But every time I felt strongly like caving in, something would happen to give me strength to pull through.

SkinnyHolly posted about how wonderful it was for a Monday to also be the first day of the month and a perfect time for new beginnings--- and that was a shot in the arm. Late in the evening, I found myself running an errand alone and the thought occurred to me to drive through McDonald's and get an ice cream. But I remembered that I had JUST LEFT my TOPS meeting, where I declared that I would be dessert-free. So....I kept driving.

During our TOPS meeting, we had open discussion about sugar and I ended up feeling like I was the only one that had an issue with it. That wasn't so encouraging! But I know I'm not the only one. Perhaps I was just the most transparent. And not everyone does have an issue...but really.....at TOPS? Surely I wasn't the only one.

All in all, I ended the day without dessert, and I count that as a victory.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe they didn't have an issue with sugar, but they probably had an issue with something! Mine is the crunchy/salty/fatty combination. Anything from potato chips to fried chicken. If it is in the house, I can't leave it alone. There is this overwhelming craving, I must eat it, I can hardly wait for my family to get out the door so I can shovel it in in private. A packet of sweet biscuits can sit in the pantry forever, I don't care. A packet of savoury crackers and I am shoving them in by the handful, while distracting myself with TV/books/iPhone. Out of control.

    So I'm sure there are a lot of people with sugar issues, and maybe your TOPS friends just haven't realised/admitted it. Certainly I read quite a few bloggers who have this issue. But maybe their problems lie elsewhere. If you are obese, they you have some kind of issue with something.