Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Demons


On Saturday, December 12th, I gave up sugar. No more desserts. No diet yogurts. No cereals. And God help me, no ice cream.

I have been having a fairly easy time of saying "NO" to sugar. Until today. Today I want to reach for anything sweet. For comfort. To ease that craving that's driving me out of my mind.

I know it's not heroin and it may not seem important to you. But for me, it's fuckin' tough. I feel like a junkie that needs a fix.

31 comments:

GregoryJ said...

I know how you feel, Lynn. Been there. Sometimes I really need the comfort. I can't help you because I always give in.

That sign. I'm sure the right hand turn is a lot, a lot more attractive.
When I read it, it says "Good and Fun" not bad habits. I see what I want.

Good luck, find a suitable substitute, sugar free jello or pudding - sweet but no sugar.

Thanks,
GregoryJ

ShellSpann said...

Sure is incredibly difficult to cut out because it exists in SO many things! *HUGS* hang in there!

Jude said...

Giving it up completely?? You are one brave soul. I can cut down on the sugar intake, like allow myself 1 or 2 servings a day but I could never take it out completely. Yes, it's too important for me so I understand.

small town dyke said...

wow,when I gave up real sugar i went to splenda and haven't looked back. I like it better than real sugar now. good luck

Little T said...

The theory is that after a while sugar will taste too sweet to you. Have a little something. You might be surprised by how little you eat.

furiousBall said...

but sugar is delicious. so damn delicious.

furiousBall said...

but sugar is delicious. so damn delicious.

i am the diva said...

i've read that SUGAR is the most addictive substance on the planet... and its tough to quit it cuz IT'S IN EVERYTHING!!!! hang in there, baby! you can do it!!

phd in yogurtry said...

I get it. I do the "need salt" -- "need sugar" back and forth thing. I do think I'm a bigger salt addict than sugar but it's a really close race.

Regardless, you're the determined soul who's suffering right now and I want to say, it does get easier, it will get easier, or at least I read that in respectable books and journals. HANG IN THERE!

Jay said...

I was able to cut out the caffeine almost completely. I might have something with caffeine in it once every 10 days or so. I should do the same with sugar.

Hang in there babe. ;-)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Most diet products are bad for you anyway. I'd rather have real butter, real mayo, real cheese, etc. but in moderation than artificial sweeteners. I gave up sodas years ago, only drink about a 1/3 cup of coffee a day and the rest of the day, I have ice water. I know it's tough, but you can do it! It gets easier every day. :-)

SkylersDad said...

I might as well try and give up sex.

oh wait, my wife is working on that for me...

Lynette said...

NO SUGAR????? No Way!
Next it will be no carbs
and then no caffine,
and then no sex......
what is this world coming to?

Bond said...

And to think Pepsi is having a limited marketing effort where they are using REAL Sugar in their product...

I have yet to find it here though...I wonder what it will taste like

Slyde said...

i dont think im strong enough to give up sugar...

Mostlygrocery said...

Good luck and it'll pay off .. every junkie does need his fix tho

-Paul

http://www.mostlygrocery.com

Ashleigh said...

It's that way for me and cheese.

We're like thisclose and in love.

:P

Mike Golch said...

I know what you mean.It is hard for me to say not to that stuff as well.
for me its working I have manged to get down to 285 from 310.

Melissa said...

I know that a lot of people love their sugar, but for many of us, it is poison. I had to give it up about six years ago, when I discovered that I had developed Type II Diabetes. I switched to Splenda, and avoid all processed foods that contain sugar, or high fructose corn syrup. I have an occasional piece of candy, pie, or cake, but not on a regular basis. For Ice Cream, Kroger's makes an excellent no sugar added ice cream made with Splenda, and diet drinks made with Splenda are virtually indistinguishable from those made with sugar, or corn syrup. More and more products are being made with Splenda instead of sugar. Smuckers even make some very good preserves with it. You really don't need to eat sugar, to satisfy a sweet tooth anymore. Keep up the good work!

Melissa

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I always loved how a granny would tap her cheek and say to a little kid: gimme some sugah! Low calorie and sweet!

Gina said...

You are my hero.

That is all.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I tried to give up all forms of sugar last October. It lasted til December 23rd when the cookie gifts started coming. It happens.

Ily said...

I'm like this about peanut butter shakes (with a touch of chocolate). I'm addicted...but I made a resolution (TODAY, just NOW) to only have one a week!

Brownies are my second weakness, but I'm more into salty foods and wine than sweets. Maybe you should drink more wine! :)

Cloudia said...

This sugar and chocolate junkie got the "word" last month....How much of the sweet stuff I used to eat!!!

Feeling...different. sleeker?

Sugar free Jello mousse is a good once-in-a-while treat.....


Loves me some fruit too...


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Stephen said...

2 words: Cold Beer. nuff said

Lu' said...

Hey Babe I feel your pain. It might as well be heroine as far as I am concerned too because it sure as hell is the big hairy monkey on my big old back! Bad monkey! Die!
Score: monkey 2050 Lu' 5

Awake In Rochester said...

I couldn't live without something sweet. How about fruit? God help you. ;)

tt said...

I feel ya sister!!
it's wrong...
just say fuck it and have whatever you want! Life's short babe...eat dessert first!

Melissa said...

@ tt

Bite your tongue girl! She needs encouragement to do what's right, not what wrong! ;-)

LSL said...

Jesus, I couldn't do it. Good for you. Be strong!

Howard Bagby said...

You are a much stronger person than I am. Good luck.