Hi! Even though I would love to tell you that it’s so awesome and I am so happy to have made this choice – that is NOT the case today. I am looking back on my food choices over the last 2 days and the soup that I had yesterday, along with the sausage I have had with my eggs, and the bacon I am having this morning with my eggs are all LACED with sugar. I am sure it’s not enough to throw me over the edge, but the truth is – I AM NOT SUGAR FREE right now!
I HAVE NOT consumed any sweets such as:
- ice cream
So, what’s the consensus? Do I start my count over and try again? Should I just consume all the products in my house that are LACED with sugar and start again once that is done? I am realizing that ALMOST EVERYTHING packaged has some sugar in it. It’s startling! I knew it, but I didn’t really KNOW IT, KNOW IT, and GET IT like I do now.
One of the main things that happens when I decide to stop something – that is good, but I know is bad for me – it’s a party that happens. It’s the wrong kind of party though! It’s a PITY PARTY! So, I am also having a pity party for myself because – I got a Kitchen Aid for Christmas. What are Kitchen Aids good for? BAKING………..cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and I could go on. I haven’t used it yet!
Here is where my mind goes:
“Well, I could just can this no sugar thing until after the beginning of the year and bake for the next couple of days – use my mixer and then still bake after I get over the hump of NO SUGAR and give it to other people. OR – I could sell the mixer, use the money to buy healthy foods and move on.” I KNOW the right thing to do – but the dopamine sensors in my mind are screaming at me to BAKE! Give us the sugar!
I sat with Dr. Steven Ross yesterday and talked to him about this whole NO SUGAR thing. He asked me a question that I have heard others ask as well. That is this, “What is it going to take to cut out sugar in your life?”
What is it going to take? REALLY? Is it going to take you getting diabetes with all of the other people out there? Is it going to take you “dealing with” the stomach fat that causes other diseases in the process? Is it going to take you going over the edge while you are obsessing about how can I just get a little sugar, or can I just have ONE cookie? Is it going to take you teeth falling out because of your sugar consumption? WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE?