Remember me! I used to write silly stuff semi-regularly about my life on this blog. What happened? I had a rough fall and I guess I just don’t want to write when I am down. I had a big run-in with sugar and it had me in a head-lock for a long time. It seemed like I could only shake it off for a few days and then it would come back and stomp me down even harder.
I have always known I wasn’t great with sugar and I tend to be a person that doesn’t just have a little, but I was really surprised at how addicted I became. It actually gave me a pretty big scare which is good as I don’t want to ever be that out of control again.
Anyway, I have come to terms with my problem after hitting the proverbial rock bottom just like they say in every story about addicts. I was having trouble controlling my temperature and I was alternating between being hyper and being super sluggish and tired. My trainer asked me how I was feeling as he always does before my work out and I just looked at him and started crying. I couldn’t really come up with a good reason why I was such a mess. Well that was enough for me! My trainer and I talked and I made some decisions that I had no confidence I could keep at the time. Well it has been a month and I have kept to those decisions.
- No extra sugar!
- Change my mind set and do the physical things I need to do to reduce my stress and regain my sanity!
Cutting that sugar out made a huge difference in just a couple days. I find just concentrating on not eating extra sugar has caused me to cut a lot of empty carbs out as well. Being that nutty has also scared me enough that I have been increasingly confident that I can stay away from extra sugar from now on.
Ok I know what you’re thinking. What does she mean by extra sugar? I am not going to spend a pile of time checking how much sugar is in my soup or sandwich or casserole. I do eat fruit every day usually grapes or an apple. I do not eat traditional desserts, candy, pastries, hot chocolate or anything else I associate with the idea of junk food. I will confess I had an apple fritter on Sunday because I made the big mistake of going to the grocery store hungry. Yep, it made me sick and hot for much of the day!
So that is what I have been doing with my fall. I pulled out my super powers and gave sugar a body slam and then a pile driver (I had to look that up. I don’t know my wresting terms). What have you been doing?