February 23, 2010

oh sugar...you are a little shit !

it was the middle of the night and I was all alone. the pain was excruciating. worse than a migraine or maybe the same, but just different. i got up and walked around, went to the bathroom, let the dog out and climbed back into bed.
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i know it was the sugar
or lack of.
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today i will have a little bit of sugar
because going cold turkey
sucks
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thank you
all of you
for your support while i change my way of eating and for the book suggestions and the reminder to take it slow and everything in moderation and while many of you said you couldn't change
what you eat or drink
i thought that too
but sometimes you have to show yourself who's boss
~
last night proved to me that sugar has been my boss
and
i'm ready to work for someone else
~
and
the photo above
well that's my coffee table or what i refer to as my evening desk while i sit and watch the
olympics
and
those mentos
have been the hardest thing to give up
and
if i smell them on your breath
be forewarned
i will knock you to the ground and lick your tongue
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43 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with your determination. And your sense of humor never fails! Great good luck today! :)

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  2. hang in there!! you can do it! at least you haven't lost your great sense of humor...... :0)

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  3. Ahum...do you also fancy liquorice mentos I do crave them. Well okay give your hubby some and lik his tongue girl. You ain't gonna have some of mine....;-)))
    Do hold on and go for it. And as you said to me the other day, Don't forget to dance in the meanwhile!!! Put on some music and rock!!!

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  4. Over four years ago hubby and I cut out all sugar and all sugar substitutes. We used only honey for those times we had to have sweet. We made cookies with honey. Not often but occasionally. We read all labels. For two years we were sugar free. I felt so great. Then in August 2008 hubby had his horrible manic episode and he was eating every candy bar and drinking sodas and every piece of sugar crap he could get into his mouth. The first time he let me in on his secret sugar diet I almost fell over. But in order to get along when he pushed me to join in the candy and coke fest I did. It made me sick the first few times but as the manic episode got worse and he ended up in the hospital for three weeks I didn't care about much of anything and ate things with sugar. The two year healthy lifestyle was over. Today we use honey and a very little sugar. Hubby craves sugar items but I do not. I like chips and crackers. But sodium is my enemy. I admire your open mind to learn about the sugar addiction and to take the steps to clean your system of sugar. So many people just do not know the power of the seduction of sugar.

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  5. where there's a will... and you have that will. good luck!

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  6. Yes, you can do it! Keep on keeping on.

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  7. Beth you can do it, I know you can, just letting you know I will have that vision in my head all day of you knocking people to the ground and licking their tonque. You can be so funny. Today I am glad I am in Canada.....I am eating so healthy today I am scaring myself.... Keep doing what you are doing. Hugs my friend.

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  8. keep at it! both telling your body who's boss and making me laugh!

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  9. LOL @ knock you to the ground and lick your tongue

    I feel your pain...I FEEL YOUR PAIN!

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  10. Hello, My Name is Kim and I am addicted to Mentos. Seriously ! They are my candy of choice when I drive from here to Montreal - I go through at least two packages a trip...
    Keep at it, girl ! Listen to your body's cues. It will tell you how to get through.
    Sending kisses on your headache!

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  11. Hello, My Name is Kim and I am addicted to Mentos. Seriously ! They are my candy of choice when I drive from here to Montreal - I go through at least two packages a trip...
    Keep at it, girl ! Listen to your body's cues. It will tell you how to get through.
    Sending kisses on your headache!

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  12. Sounds like you may be detoxing too fast. Slow down, be easy on yourself. If you didn't have to go cold turkey--what does want to happen?

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  13. You are so funny...but do hang in there, it will get better, it always gets better, and it will be worth it in the end...

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  14. Beth, what you're doing is admirable, really. You might be interested in someone else's recent experience with giving up sugar, plus dairy, gluten, meat, caffeine and alcohol - all at once! If you are, take a look at
    http://kathryn-youarehere.blogspot.com/2010/02/trip-report-interrupted-one-last-time.html

    Good luck to you!

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  15. Hilarious!

    Hey, I love Body & Soul!! I always cut out the last page, the colorful Ten Thoughts page, you know...and string them on jute string across my wall. Kinda like bigger Tibetan prayer flags, only healthy living reminders! I love it! My office is so much more colorful now!

    And, no chewing Mentos heard. Will do. Errr...won't do.

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  16. So love your determination Beth, wishing you much Good Luck...Hugs

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  17. Rolling on the Floor Laughing at the very last image of mentoes being licked off of someone's tongue!

    Good luck with dietary changes...drink tons of water it helps...I am seriously addicted to diet cokes...I tell everyone I am already embalmed.

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  18. hmmmm....sugar withdrawal...I never knew there was such a thing.

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  19. Beth..how much sugar did you eat in the past? Goodness...it will get better. Hang in there...

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  20. I have been trying to do the same thing, buying more organic, eating less meat, but not going vegan...and I am a sugar addict as well... but have cut way down, not cut out completely. I think the plan never works if you go cold turkey from day one. Treat yourself every day to one of something from the bad catagory. Everything in moderation is the key.

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  21. Your'e so funny! Ugh, my mother, when I was like 5, took sugar out of our diet... from cereal, to white bread, to cake and cookies and candy and all of it gone in a flash for years... cold turkey is HARD.

    I hated it then... but now love the fact sugar does not have a hold on me. Once you are rid of it... the cravings subside and you won't miss it like you think you will! Be patient with the process!

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  22. ROFL!! Thanks for the warning!! It is tough to give up things we eat regularly! Good luck!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. Good luck...
    and enjoy your processed sugar free future :)

    remember nature provides sweeties too... so enjoy them.

    best wishes
    Ribbon

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  24. oh... I will be in the same boat next week when I do my "cleanse"... only I want be just missing sugar!

    Just bought some of those mentos.
    hmmm.... glad I am far enough away, I would be scared of you knocking me down and licking my ... ewwww GROSS!!!!
    happy today!

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  25. Oh very funny!....and good luck on your diet change journey...

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  26. on your 'desk' - looks like the perfect place to 'work' - i am laughing and loving all of your different places to write...scraps, pads, looseleaf, journaly thingy...or is that the sugar talkin'?

    on the 'fix' issue - had a friend who was hooked on (the sugar and caffeine in) Coca-Cola and decided to give it up. she had wicked headaches and the shakes! eventually she defeated her addiction and felt SO fantastic...like a veil had been lifted.

    those two little ingredients are powerful suckers, aren't they?

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  27. The problem with those little menthos is that you can't only eat one...or even only one roll! I've missed a few of your blogs so I'm not sure why you need to give up sugar......but I wish you strength!

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  28. Hang in there - it will definitely be worth it.

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  29. hang in there girl.

    but...no, not me.

    stomps ground.

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  30. What? No sugar? But Madison is home of the awesome Morning Buns....I'm sad for you, but honor your courage and strength. Go Beth

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  31. You've got the best sense of humor, Beth! :) Good luck in cutting your sugar, it's so hard! And I love body & soul magazine, it's one of my favorites. :P

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  32. Beth! If I had had anything in my mouth when I saw the title to this post, I think it would've shot out of my nostrils! I am in the same boat as you. I decided this weekend that I needed to cut "sweets" out of my diet. Well, as much as I can. So I am out here cheering for you too! ;0)

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  33. From one recovering sugar-aholic to another ... I've found that I WILL fall off the wagon once in awhile, but the binges aren't nearly as often, and don't last nearly as long when I'm conscious of what I'm doing. :)

    Where's the 12-step program for sugar-people?!

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  34. lol @ those mentos. i love ya!
    xo

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  35. What? Mentos have sugar?




    I'm kidding.

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  36. you can do it! i am so impressed

    and i have to admit the mental picture i just created of the tongue licking cracked me up!

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  37. wow..this is huge!! you go girl.....love you~kim

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  38. You hang in there! All food changes are hard. You can do it!

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  39. Uh oh. Maybe I shouldn't have offered you a cupcake? I really should read these posts in their proper order. Shame on me.

    How bout a cup of herbal tea? I know of some good ones that don't require sugar.

    I am with you here...trying myself to stop being such a sugar monster. It's really hard, isn't it? Sugar is such a comfort. And it is so damn tasty.
    I can give you a hug..they are sugar free, but just as sweet, no?

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  40. It's very hard to make changes in eating habits. I'm glad to hear you are taking charge.

    I've been reading Dr. Oz's book, You on a diet which is quite entertaining really. It's not boring and monotone. Anyhow, I'm doing my best to cut sugar out too.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth