I’m giving up this goal. I cannot give up sugar forever. It is in almost everything. I can avoid candy, cakes, sweets, etc. but in order to give it up forever, my life would be very complicated and strict. And so, I will avoid candy, brownies etc. and not eat them, but…if there is a little sugar in my soymilk, so be it. Its everywhere, and that is just the way it is. I’ve got a life to live…and…I’m going to live it. Good luck to those who will attempt this goal in the future. My only advice is to not eat completely sugar laden foods and you will be ok, eat a lot of protein and veggies and fruits and that is all I can say. Peace.
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As if I could think for one second that eating that cadburry egg wouldn’t have an effect. Yes, the last week has been busy, but it has also been filled with sugar, and hence, I have not written on this page for a week. I thought maybe I could do a “moderation” type deal and it looks as though if I am going to give it up forever, then, I can’t have any…ever. So I either need to get with the program and be serious about my goal, or quit. It just seems so strict. I did seem much happier this week because I wasn’t thinking about how I couldn’t eat sugar and when I did, it hurt my tummy, and that is enough to make me want to avoid it…but the cravings for it were immense. And my skin isn’t looking too good since the introduction of it…so I am back on the wagon, because anything worth doing is hard. Here we go, starting over. Today is day one. Cold turkey can’t be that hard, its just a decision you make and instead of documenting daily, I am going to check in weekly instead to report my progress. Not that anyone is reading this or anything anyway:-)
So I needed to get change at the gas station today and they would not let me get change without a purchase and there were these cadberry eggs sitting on the counter, so I bought one. I thought to myself, I should just throw it away and then I thought, why not try an experiment. The premise was, if I eat this egg full of sugar can I counteract the adverse effect of the sugar high and crash? The answer is yes, but it isn’t easy and if there were something with more sugar I’m not sure I could. I ate it, it wasn’t even that tasty, and then I had a spinach, apple, raisin and almond salad with balsamic vinegrette and a ton of water and took a multivitimin, calcium and magnesium and B12. Sugar does deplete your body of vital nutrients, thats why I took the vitamins and I had the salad and water to buffer the glucose. I still didn’t feel very well after eating it…but…the mood swing was kept to a minimum and I think after 2 hours I am feeling back to normal and am not craving any sugar. I did this because I did not want to feel as though if I ever ate any sugar that I wouldn’t be able to manage it…and it is managable, and the adverse effects of it are real and true but can be counteracted. Would I choose to eat sugar again for this purpose, definitely not, and I did this when I wasn’t craving it or hungry or emotionally down and I think that is why it worked. I have no desire for it, and that was worth the uncomfortable feeling of the sugar rush. It really was actually pretty gross and the salad was so much more satisfying:-) Until another day.