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Okay...some of you that I correspond with on Facebook know that yesterday I had the huge revelation that I must give up SUGAR.  

It all started when I saw a good friend at church yesterday.  I see her every Sunday but yesterday was different.  She looked “small” and radiant at the same time.  And behind that radiance she had just lost her great grandfather earlier that morning.  I told her how good she looked and she told me she had lost 10 pounds...not 50...not 60.....10 pounds.  Now she is not a big person by any means, but could stand to lose a few pounds.  That 10 pounds made the biggest difference in her appearance.  I asked her what she had been doing and she said cutting back on sugar and trying to incorporate a little exercise.  Nothing major...no secret weapon....just cutting back.  

Later in the day as I was surfing the web that I like to do I came across a video of Jack Lalanne..in infamous Juice guy.  This was an old video of him talking about how some people can’t handle alcohol..thus becomes the alcoholic.  Then he proceeds to talk about “SUGAR“..and that we cannot handle all of the refined sugar we are putting into our bodies.  Now remember this video was done a long time ago..it’s in black and white.  Jack Lalanne knew what we were doing way back then and tried to warn us then.  

I just thought it was too ironic that I had two people to present themselves to me about the importance of avoiding sugar.  It hit me like a bolt of lightening.  I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing any weight at all.  I finally came to the conclusion that I am a SUGARHOLIC and I need help.  It might sound funny but I am being serious.  I’m addicted to sugar and in all reality it’s killing me.  Oh...I’ll tell you that I don’t eat that much (and I don’t) but what I AM EATING contains hidden sugar.  That pasta salad, potato soup (that I made this weekend), chips, white rice, spaghetti sauce, ketchup....breads.  I don’t eat a huge amount of those things, but nevertheless..I eat it.  I think as I have gotten older and more sugar I’ve consumed, the more fat I have generated.  No..I don’t think...I know.

So I am writing this today to face up to the reality that I’m a sugarholic and today is going to be the first day of cutting back.  I’m ready to feel better again.  So with that thought...I will keep thinking of how I’m going to feel, how I’m going to look and the thoughts that I possibly will live longer with my new changes.  

Okay...I said it....the first step....now I’m going for that brisk morning walk that Vicki Day told me to do.

Have a great sugar free day......estatic



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 16, 2009
    • Just remember, you are very sweet indeed, so no need for sugar.  Honey pie! Sugar sweety pie!



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Feb 16, 2009
    • Mary...I am with you my friend! Only thing is I have to go cold turkey I am a true addict! Keep us posted! Thank you for your posts yesterday...it was my revelation!



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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • My sugar-separation has been a total failure this week.  I mean...like the Girl Scouts came in on Tuesday and just ruined everything...those dang Girl Scouts!!!!!  Then on Wednesday...someone brought in a pound cake...and they all just threw it at me..to try.  NO SUPPORT.  And also we had a huge staff meeting and they fed us...sub sandwiches.....and then all this other stuff.  Today...it was all three that attacked me.  It’s just awful.  

      I had planned to go to the gym tonight but I thought I left my cell phone at work...and went into panic mode.  But then I found it...THANK THE LORD.  AFter I drove to my boss’s house to see about getting my cell phone...and getting caught there..talking...I missed my opportunity to exercise.  

      Nothing this week has worked out...NOTHING.  I feel like a complete FAILURE!!!!  Heck I am..LOL.  

      Irishree:  she has done great....and me...I’m a full blown addicted!!!!  I am so mad at myself.  I have no will power...NONE!    

      So...I checked the calendar and next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  I’m not Catholic  or whoever else acknowledges the date...but I’m going to.  Maybe if I give something up for lent...I will be more inclined to stick with it.  We shall see.  

      Soo..what am I going to give up?  This is something I will blog about later...arrgggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Maryclark, we will accept you as Catholic during Lent.  We are asked to give up something during Lent.  Some give up TV, some give up coffee, soda, sugar, alcohol, ciggies, etc.  Some do more charity works.  It is a time for renewal and preparation.  I can gear you up for that.  I won’t tell your pastor.  hee hee.



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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • OH my pastor wouldn’t care...he would say “good for you“.
      Anyways.....he doesn’t rule me!!!!!estatic

      The night has only gotten worst.......it’s a complete disaster!



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Awe, Mary - remember what I said about failure??? You only fail if you quit. You are no quitter. Isn’t it frustrating when people are insensitive and insist you partake!
      Baby steps girl, one at a time. First learn to tell your self no. That little voice that says “just one more” or “I want xxx, a little won’t hurt.” When you can say no to yourself, you’ll boost your confidence ten times over. Then when Miss You Gotta Try It at work insists, you can stand with your shoulders straight and pushed back a little, and say “No Thank You” with enough conviction that she’ll acccept your answer.
      A good way to enjoy Subway is to only eat half the bread. Don’t beat yourself up, pull your chin up and dig deep inside to find the determination you know is there!



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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 20, 2009
    • estaticThanks CD for song......I’ll keep that little tune in my head all day now....maybe I’ll sing it to all of my co-workers today!!!estatic

      Thanks DeeDee....I know what you‘re saying is true.  I guess last night I was having my little pity party.  It’s a new day today...and I just brush my big girl pants off and start again.  

      Thanks to all of you for the support!!  You gals are the best!



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