The Best Things in Life are Sugar-Free.
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November 05, 2005
Since going off the sugar all that I notice is that junk food is everywhere!
While walking down the street yesterday I got hungry but there was nothing but junk food to be found. However, after really looking, even a place like Walgreens had a section with some cheese and a few things that weren’t sweevil (sweet’n'evil).
Also realized that spending money on sweets (or whatever you might be addicted to) is part of the addiction. Maybe that’s not news to you, but for me the act of BUYING sweets was almost as fun as eating them. Figuring out which snack to have, where to purchase, and when to eat is all part of the game…that I’m no longer playing.
I didn’t sleep well last night, am having trouble making simple decisions, and am quite anxious. Whether my symptoms are directly related to my diet is questionable, but we’ll see over time if things change as my body is replenished with healthier nutrients.
Posted in My Personal Journal on 11/05/05
November 04, 2005
This morning, my first day not eating sugar, the first thing I saw was this:
Seems like all the foods in the house are laced with sugar. Suddenly there was extra Halloween candy by the front door that wasn’t there yesterday. Cereal is sweetened.
Peanut butter (natural & unsweetened!) and toast…
Posted in My Personal Journal on 11/04/05
November 03, 2005
Thank goodness today is my quit day. Below is a photo of the candy that I ate on November 1st, one day after Halloween. Don’t ask how I got it!
Yesterday I didn’t eat that much sugar comparitively, but it was still quite a bit. Today I’m feeling it and woke up tired. I slept all afternoon from noon until about 3:30 PM. Soon I’ll go out and eat the last sweets for a long time.
Jason and Summer gave me a birhday cake. I had three slices and then left to meet Gwenn downtown for First Thursday. While waiting for the bus, I purchased sweet potato fries and a cheeseburger from Burgerville. Fast food will have to go since it’s laced with sugar…
At First Thursday (a monthly event in Portland where artists open their galleries to the public) I ate a handfull of M&Ms. After First Thursday, and back at Gwenn’s house, I ate another chocolate birthday cake and Tillimook ice cream. That was the last sugary sweet for 2005 and 2006. Here’s a photo:
Gwenn made fun of me saying, “You’ve blamed every bad thing in your life on sugar in the past few weeks. What are you going to blame now that you have quit?”
Posted in My Personal Journal on 11/03/05
November 02, 2005
Got this email today:
We have stopped eating sugar as of November 1. Jen had gone 2 years with no sugar in the past, but began again about 3 years ago. We both are healthier and happier when we fill our bodies with healthy foods. We are not even eating honey or maple syrup. It is nice to be on a journey of health together.
Jen and David
Jen went two years without sugar! Wow. That’s impressive. I’ve added their names to the join me! page. Meanwhile I’m eating chocolate tonight. Tomorrow is my quit date. I will eat 2 sweets tomorrow: birthday cake and ice cream. Then I’m done. Then I’m ON!
Okay, I wasn’t writing everything. Today I didn’t eat much of anything until about 4 PM when I started craving Peanut M&Ms. This is embarrassing but I’m gonna write about it because that’s what this blog is about.
Just now I went to the store and got a bag of Peanut M&Ms and a small bag of Chocolate Chip Cookies. It seemed like a good idea at the time. On the walk home I cracked open the M&Ms and was eating them from my pocket as I passed a man who smiled a wry smile. Now, I’m in Portland and people smile at each other on the streets, but I was sure he was laughing at me because I’d just purchased sugar.
My muscles today are tight and stiff. I don’t feel like dealing with anyone and I’m overall gloomy and somewhat sad. My feeling is that everything is temporary and we’re all ultimately doomed.
I’m happy that not everyone who knows me reads this blog. Most people have no idea I’m doing this. I’m writing for the people who search for sugar addiction. I’m writing for the people who, like me, obsess on things and sugar is one of the things they obsess about.
What gives me comfort today is knowing that soon my obsession with sugar will have to change and I won’t allow myself to channel energy into something so negative. Instead of obsessing about sugar, I’ll obsess about eating healthy.
No matter what, my thoughts are going to focus on something! Why not have it be something that helps me rather than hiders me.
Here’s what to ask yourself when you are about to bite into something sweet:
Am I building myself up or breaking myself down?
Then do the right thing.
One step at a time.
Posted in My Personal Journal on 11/02/05
November 01, 2005
Two days left until I stop eating sweets. After eating a ton of Halloween candy, the main things I feel is overall muscle tension and extreme moodiness.
Posted in My Personal Journal on 11/01/05