Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sugar, Sugar

Thank you ALL for your encouragement as we move.  Whether you posted on here, or facebook, emailed, or called, we are so appreciative!


Two weeks ago I went sugar free.  That means no sweet tea, no Dr.Pepper, no chocolate, no baked goods, no nothing! They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right???  I've known for a long time that I needed to do this, and I couldn't put it off any longer.  I've seen GREAT results from acupuncture and eating better, but I've never given up sugar.

So I was at a friend's house after giving it up for a week and she was asking me if I could tell a difference.  I said, "No, I don't feel any better!"  And Jeremy turned around and said, "I see a huge difference!  You are A LOT nicer!"  Come to think of it, he is right.  You know if you've been reading here for long, that I am very open about my struggle with anger.  It's not your average anger, I can tell you that.  But without sugar....I am a different person.  I am much more calm and patient.  The other day I did a little growl in the kitchen when I couldn't fit one more piece of tupperware in the slam-packed cabinet.  Jeremy laughed at me and said that, that was the first time he'd heard me get upset in a week and a half!  Pretty amazing huh?!

Now, I'm not saying that sugar is an excuse for me to sin in anger.  But I am saying that obviously sugar contributes poorly to my mental and emotional well being.  So even though I have a long way to go in dealing with my anger, removing sugar is a great start! Have you ever said to someone, "I know I am yelling at my kids and I just can't stop myself." Or "I know I'm really angry and I've been praying about this for years and I can't seem to make any headway"  You need to consider removing sugar!

I was thrilled to see this article over at (in)courage this week, on this very thing.  

I still really want sugar, but I don't crave it.  There are many things I miss.
But as far as Jeremy is concerned, I'll never have sugar again:)

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