Monday, February 07, 2011


I've been off sugar for over 10 days now. No chocolate, cakes, cookies, candy, added sugar, no fruit, and alcohol because it turns into sugar in the body. I could count on fingers of one hand the times that I have had white bread or pasta. I also cut out coffee and aged cheeses.

I am the picture of health on two legs.

I've been having so many health issues that a visit to a doctor convinced me - I had to do something proactively to help my body get back in balance. I had to take two really strong kinds of antibiotics after I lost the baby and that has started a mayhem of imbalance inside.

I thought it would be really hard but in all honesty (and God's help) it is actually not that hard. Don't get me wrong, there are times when I have to wipe a drool when I see chocolate croissants or hazelnut chocolate, which is my absolute favourite. The trick is not to give in. I figure that if I tried a little bit, I would want to keep going, so I don't even try a little bit. Plus, if I have stayed off it for this long, I don't want to ruin it.

Another trick is to have something to replace the things that I crave. Instead of chocolate I will eat nuts, instead of coffee I have this natural drink that has the same consistency of coffee and that does the trick for me when I feel like I need to get up and make a cup. Did I mention that I've been drinking tons of tea?

I think that I have more energy now. That might be because of the cupboard-full of all natural pills and potions (that taste disgusting) that I've been taking twice a day every day.

I know that this won't be a quick fix. But so far so good. I've tried this once before and it lasted a whopping 3 days before the chocolate cake put its spell on me. This time the difference is knowing that there is no other option - this is it.


yellowgirl said...

I've heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit. Keep it up!!!

Also, have you heard of the book Made to Crave? The founder of Proverbs 31 ministries wrote it, she spoke at a conference I went to a couple weeks ago and she's amazing. She gave up sugar as well, and has been off it for two or three years...

Karen said...

I have a goal of giving up sugar all but one day every month. I recently finished 30 days straight, and it was surprisingly easy. Then I had my one day of sugar and was unimpressed. I wasn't all that excited to have it, and now I'm starting a new 30 days.

Definitely worth it. Keep it up!