Sugar, You’re Going Down.

Day 4 of 365.

{WP Daily Writing Prompt “Happy Endings“}

At first glance, The Word Press writing prompt for today made me cringe:

Tell us about something you’ve tried to quit. Did you go cold turkey, or for gradual change? Did it stick?

Ugh.  I don’t want to talk about that time I quit smoking.  Twice. (second time for good, thank goodness.)

I certainly do not want to tell the story about the shitty relationship that took me forever to walk away from.

I mean, really, who wants to revisit that crap we’ve abandoned in our past?  Besides, I’m pretty decisive.  Once I am done with something, I am done.  I don’t go back.  (except that whole smoking sequel….)

The more I thought about my repulsion to this topic, the more it dawned on me: I do have something I have been trying to quit for years….but can’t seem to kick it once and for all.

It’s a thing I view as evil.  It scares me.  I believe it to be bad for my health.

But it’s everywhere.  Always.  And the more I learn about it, the more I hate it….and yet….there it is.  Constantly in my life.  Sometime in places I don’t always see it in right away:

Sugar.

More specifically: White, processed, refined sugar.

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Sugar. You evil temptress

I am not a nutritionist, so I won’t even bother trying to accurately state all of the scientific facts behind my decision to get sugar out of my life.  I can tell you that I am a healthy person. I live and support a healthy lifestyle.  I do my best to make healthful choices for myself and my family.  I know what I know.  I don’t like what I know about sugar.

It’s just….you know when you try to get a way from something…..and you make up your mind that you are done with allowing it in your life.  For good this time.  And yet.  There it is.  Again.  And again…… And.  Again.  Believe me, sugar is truly all over the place.

I am usually pretty good, I think, at not adding sugar to the food I eat  and prepare at home (black coffee, herbal tea only, plain oatmeal….salad dressing from scratch….yadda, yadda).  I like to believe I have pretty good will power.

But man – show me a cookie, and  – BOOM.

I am absolutely helpless to resist its sweet temptation and promise to satisfy –  and to be damn-delicious. 

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bad habit or relentless dependency?

Over the past few years, I have made progress in my quest to eliminate this dastardly substance.  And I am happy about this.  It makes me feel good about myself.  So why, oh why, do I keep ending up with my hand in the cookie jar?  Will I ever be to say “yippee – I am sugar-free!”…

?

I am well aware that there are far worse things to be hooked on, and I am not otherwise completely vice-free.  (don’t even get me started on french fries!) This just happens to be what I am fixated on at the moment.

So, maybe….

just maaaaaaybe…….

this will be the year I finally succeed at  completely quitting sugar.

We’ll see…..

help.

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thorn in my side….sugar in my basket….

 

What is your vice…or bad habit…that you would like to quit once and for all?  It’s January – there is no better time than now!

 

Namaste

-Janice 🙂

 

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