SugarSobriety was brought about by a frustration building up over the Holidays about sugar, and the fact that I was going to be consuming a lot of it. Not to mention I fought the good fight every single day. Sugar is elusive and it’s sneaky and I LOVE it, BUT it doesn’t LOVE me or YOU.
My background is simple, sort of. I came from a small town in Texas and was raised by older parents. They came from the generation of “children are to be seen, not heard” and I was the classic example of that. The last born of 10, an extended family, if you will, I was spoiled rotten! There were no consequences to my actions and that turned into me being an undisciplined, unruly teenager with divorcing parents at the age of 13. It’s the same ole story, blah, blah, blah.
By the time I was 18, I was heavy into drugs and alcohol (at the time I thought I was, but the best was yet to come) and at the age of 38, after 3 children and one divorce I was deeper than I thought anyone could get. I decided to stop – and I did – I have been clean & sober for almost 8 years now (February 25th). I was struck with the idea of SugarSobriety because I have spent the past 8 years in recovery from drugs & alcohol as well as cigarettes 5 years ago. I am sober. I still have behaviors that categorize me as an addict. Such as sugar. I have tried EVERYTHING. Complete abstinence, short time abstinence, one day at a time, and I realized that maybe I can use the same tools that I used to get sober from drugs & alcohol. A community of support. Talking about it. Sharing ideas with one another. Together – so much can be accomplished. Action and accountability will lead to success.
I welcome you to my journey – to sugarsobriety. It is noon on Monday, December 28, 2015. I have NOT consumed sugar today …. so far….