My sugar-free journey is soon coming to an end and I am still finding I crave sugar. Everyday I continue to be acutely aware of what I’m not able to eat. It’s not as hard to resist though as saying no is almost a habit. I’m curious to see how I will continue once this month is over! I am aware of certain foods triggering a “gotta have more” response and really don’t want to go THERE again, ya know?
Each of us has weaknesses and it’s become clear to me more than anything else that I am not just a sugar addict but a food addict… that is, I am hooked on using food or beverages for more than just sustenance and fuel but for coping and escape… sugar is just my food additive of choice! 😝 I can’t stop eating though so I’ve GOT to learn to say no not just to sugar but to all foods that tempt me by offering me distraction or a false way to cope with the difficulties or boredoms of this life.
Admitting this here is quite scary. My pride is screaming to me to stop, stop, STOP! “They will laugh at you!” pride snorts, “They will see you as weak and pathetic!” Well, humility suggests I need to fess up and allow myself to be vulnerable. Humility reassures me I’m not alone and that when I open up and let go of the fear of being judged then perhaps I will find a silver lining to my struggle… that of connection and encouragement from others who truly understand.
Yes, it’s been 28 days and I am feeling great! I feel great about making it this far and GRATEFUL for all of the lessons and for all of the positive feedback and encouraging words from others, both here, on Instagram, Facebook and in-person! 😊