Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sweet

These are a few of my favorite things

Hi. I like sugar.

The allure of sugar is that it tastes amazing, duh. I can’t get enough of it.

Except that I can, and I have, and sometimes enough is when I start seeing spots and know it’s time to dial back on the sweet.

Yes. I have eaten so much sugar at times that my vision is affected. It’s totally a thing.

This may be a red flag for some.

It is for me, as is the bloated feeling, the immediate sugar crash, the weight gain that happens after a particularly long and intense sugar binge. I have named these binges: Christmas.

Easter.

Halloween.

And all the times I go to the grocery store and all the bags are two for five bucks in the candy aisle.

Our grocery store has two candy aisles.

I’m getting off track. What I’m saying is that all these red flags point to one thing à I should stop eating so much sugar.

And I have.

I MISS IT.

But it isn’t good for me. I feel ill after I eat it. Obviously the vision impairment is less than ideal. I have reached an age where I can’t just power through the sick feeling. It lingers. It makes me sluggish. I hate that feeling, despite adoring the act of lying around. So I stopped eating allthesugar.

And I feel better.

And I have resolved to remember this feeling of good health when I see candy in the grocery store.

And I cruise right on by it.

All of it.

And I feel great about eating more healthily.

I’m so happy to be off the sugar.

Just in time for Girl Scout cookie season.

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This post inspired by:

Mama’s Losin’ It

Prompt #4: Write a blog post inspired by the word: sugar

16 comments:

  1. As someone who ate 5 oatmeal cookies for breakfast this morning let me just say THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! How sad that it's so hard to give up something that we KNOW isn't good for us and even makes us feel bad. I don't cheat often, and when I do it's NEVER worth it. And I agree that it gets worse with age - UGH!

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    1. See, I'm thinking 5 oatmeal cookies are a good breakfast. My idea of what is good may be a little skewed. WHY do we do this to ourselves?

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  2. You're so right! Yes, it's so cheap and tasty, but the lingering effects aren't worth it.

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    1. They most certainly are not. But it feels right at the time.

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  3. Mary just learned she's pre-diabetic, so we're trying to cut out sugar wherever we can. I feel for you.

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    1. It's good that you are being so supportive. I tell myself that if I had to, I could quit. But these are the words of an addict. I know it would only make it harder for me.

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  4. The sugar problem is real. As long as I keep away from it, I'm good.

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    1. Me too. Or as long as there isn't a brand-new bag of Skittles in the cabinet. WHY DO WE HAVE SKITTLES

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  5. I am right there with you. I am so addicted to candy and soda. Good for you on choosing feeling better.

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  6. Way to go! I'll drink enough soda for all of us. Wish I could kick it!!!

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    1. It is so hard! I am not a soda drinker, but could easily be one if I didn't have any other sugar options.

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  7. Your VISION is impaired!?! I don't know why I'm laughing, but I have never heard of that before! I put myself on a major candy cleanse a few years back and ever since then I get a pretty quick headache when I binge. I've learned to cut way back, but it was hard at first! And I still need a sweet at least once a day in some way, shape or form! Sugar is just so damn addictive! MORE!!

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    1. It's crazy, right? It is a slippery slope to diabetes when the vision starts going. Scary!!

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