Aaaannndddd…. I’m back again. I simply cannot understand why it takes so very much effort for me to stay on top of a blog. My brain swirls with SO many thoughts and ideas every minute of every day, but when it comes time to sit and write… nothing. I think I need to set myself a schedule. Just sit and write, even if it sucks, and just make myself get those thoughts on “paper.” Regardless, these thoughts need an outlet, I just have to make it a priority to do so.
OK, honesty time. I have been failing miserably in the staying-away-from-sugar area. Like, miserably. To the point where I’ve let it trip my bingeing behavior again. So yeah, that miserably. My initial response is to give you a list of 15687 reasons why (oh, we had parties to go to and an anniversary dinner, and I was taking medication, and blah blah blah), but in truth, there’s only one reason – lack of dedication. And it’s silly, really. I know, 100%, from my research AND from my experiences in the fall, that if I just dig in my heels and stick to avoiding sugar for about a week, there is absolutely no challenge to be had anymore. It’s easy. Once it’s out of your system, the cravings are easier to deal with, if they come at all.
However, getting going is the hard part. Just one full day of sugar-free-ness seems to be eluding me. So here’s the deal. Today is the day. I will make it to bed tonight without having consumed a single bit of processed sugar. I have been thus far successful. This happened last time, too. It’s as though I just woke up one morning and was like “Sugar? Meh.” So here’s praying that that same attitude can stay with me through the end of this day. To paraphrase Aragorn:
“A day may come when the courage of ME fails, when I give in to my sugar cravings again… but it is not this day!! This day we FIGHT!”
And while I may not be riding to the Black Gate to save mankind from eternal damnation at the hands of Sauron, I’m certainly, without-a-doubt, fighting for my own life, one pound at a time.
So today, we fight.
God bless and good health.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.”