The stranglehold of addictions
So I was asked the question “What am I doing that is making this time different?” Well, for me I needed a plan that would be cheap and easy. I knew Weight Watchers had worked very well for me, but I didn’t have the left over money each week or month to pay for meetings or subscriptions. My family and I don’t like to put unnecessary medicines into our bodies, so I knew for that reason (and money) that diet pills were out. I also knew I needed something that made sense, gave me accountability, and changed the heart of the problem which my addiction to sugar. So I took the food journaling of Weight Watchers and the advice of my doctor and simply cut out sugar, moved more and ate less. I got myself a FitBit for Christmas which tracks my calories out, synced it with MyFitnessPal to track my calories in and made sure that each day I had a deficit. I have completely cut out sugar. My love affair with sugar was over. It is no longer the “strong tower I ran to” instead I gave that job to God. 🙂 Sugar and I have been bedfellows for too long and it had hurt me for the last time. I finally had gotten to the point in my life, by reaching my lowest (by reaching my highest weight), that I was so sick of lying to myself, hiding food, being so full of deceit and being completely controlled by sugar. It had to exit stage left and never come back. In in the past, I’d allowed myself “Cheat days.” Clearly, that doesn’t work for me.
So long cheat days!
I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer,
and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ,
walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman
and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God…
just living the dream.