Sugar Fail!

So I was trying this plan of no sugar(even natural sugar in fruit) for 6 days.  The reason being I wanted to help curb my sugar cravings.

I lasted like 36 hours and I am totally at peace at quitting it and “failing” at my original plan.

By Tuesday I was like, “Why am I torturing myself like this?   I just want some PB on celery with raisins!  Or an apple!”  I understand the premise behind the plan but the plan was not for me.

Even though I technically “failed” at sticking to the plan, I really feel like I succeeded in some ways:

  • I realized I was stronger than I thought (36 hours- a huge victory for me to have no sweets, no food with any sugar like bread, cereal or even fruit)
  • I had more self control than I thought.  I did not even lick my fingers after making my kids PB&J sandwich.   
  • Seeing that I was able to say no to the million thoughts of sweets really encouraged me that I CAN resist the regular longings.  I realized that I do not need to eat a half dozen cookies when they come out of the oven.
  • My view of sugar changed.   Sugar is not evil and can be enjoyed.  God made bees with the ability to make honey.  He created sugar cane etc.  
  • I realized I can have sweet but not over do it.  
  • I realized that I have villianized sugar to my kids.  I don’t want them to have guilt about eating food.  Eating food is meant to be enjoyed.  Food is a gift.
  • It gave me an opportunity to fully share with my kids the why behind me limiting their sugar intake.  I shared the health risks of consuming lots and lots of it.  I also shared how I had gestational diabetes and how I now have a 60% higher chance I getting type 2 diabetes so it is important I eat healthy.
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One comment

  1. Jillien · March 10, 2014

    36 hour VICTORY! 😀

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