When I stopped in March Madness, I was talking about things that help me keep my sanity.
God, His Word, prayer, my meds, the girls, my counselor, and family support.
When I was GF, and sugar free, that helped me too. I had more energy, less mental fog, and less body aches. Weighing less helped me feel great about myself, and that helped too. So, why am I still not back on that way of eating again?????
Probably because it was so hard. You still craved stuff. Because you didn’t finish the mental work of really believing gluten and sugar are poison, and killing you slowly????
Yeah, most likely.
You got off caffeine in 2008, and maintained that. Shoot, you’ve been sober for almost 25 years now. You CAN do GF, and sugar free- for the rest of your life! You can!!
But, how do I make it past that 6 month mark??
Are you seriously writing about being GF, and SF, while eating a DING DONG???
Umm, yes. (hesitantly, shamefully)
First: Put DOWN the Ding Dong, in the TRASH, and walk away! Quickly!!
Then, purge your pantry, of all things gluten, and sugar.
But, I can’t! The girls need snacks!!
Does DD1 want them eating sugar, and candy, and donuts??
Uh, no. She yells at me all the time about that.
Okay, and have you ever thought that you might be permanently harming them by getting them hooked on the same drugs you’re on??
But!! But, sugar isn’t a drug!! It’s food!!
Not really, no, it’s not. You’ve seen the studies that say sugar is as powerful a drug as cocaine, and as addictive, and just as deadly.
Oh yeah, I have. (hangs head)
Isn’t real fruit sweet?? Yes. And when you were clean from sugar, didn’t you enjoy the heck out of fruit?? Yes. Don’t the girls gobble up fresh fruit like there’s no tomorrow, when they get it? Yes. Okay, then, I don’t see the problem. Purge your pantry, and get going.
But I hate to cook! So?? This is your life we’re talking about. Alcohol went bye, and you lived. Even better than before, right?? Yes. Caffeine went bye, and you lived, right?? Yes. But not better than before, I just switched to other drinks that were CF. Okay, then. That’s your answer!! Just switch to other foods that are GF, and SF!! You CAN do it, Melinda Joy Hawkins Woideck Hawkins Woideck Sanchez Mitchell Mitchell!! AS long as you truly make up your mind, and stick with it day by day, hour by hour, bite by bite, you can conquer the
world this addiction!