I hereby declare that I will free myself from my addiction to sugar!
I was reading a blog posting about a woman who was entirely sugar-free. I have to admit that I was very impressed. I tried to think back on my day and remember all the sugar I had had and stopped when I realize I start my day with coffee with half and half and…sugar. Not a lot, but it’s there. And while I’m pretty good at eating mostly healthy foods like lean protein, fruits, veggies and low-fat dairy, I often spend at least 10 of my 34 Weight Watchers points on sweets.
Not a lot of my Seattle friends know this, but I was once 40 pounds heavier. I went away to London to study, came back 15 pounds lighter and then promptly gained that 15 pounds back in the first month I was back at school. I joined Weight Watchers and the weight simply started falling off. A year later I was 40 pounds lighter and have managed to maintain that weight since then.
(I know this is an awful picture for this, but play along, please)
However, I still fight with a lot of food demons. While on WW at school I cannot honestly remember how I ate during the day, but my best friend and I would usually make Saturday a day of eating whatever we wanted. We lovingly called it Bingefest Saturday. It always started right after my WW weigh-in and ended that evening. I don’t know if my eating habits were squeaky clean during the week. I distinctly remember during a production of Philadelphia Story I worked on eating small bags of Easter M&Ms during the show. But other than that, did I eat a lot of sugar? No clue.
Now I eat sugar all the time. When Andy and I started dating we would eating pints of Ben and Jerry’s or other high fat ice cream together. And while my weight has still maintained, I don’t feel my healthiest.
So this week I start my path towards freedom!!!!
This week I am going to start with a sugar cleanse and not eat sugar for the next week. I know that part of the problem is once I start I can’t stop. And who knows? Maybe this will help? Or maybe I’ll binge come next Sunday, but at least right now I know I DO NOT WANT TO EAT ANY SUGAR!!!!
Lots of exclamation points, sorry about that.
So, if you see me about to put a cookie in my mouth, slap it out of my hand. Fer realz.