Day 31 – Ending or Recommitting?
Laying off the sauce and battling it out with The Sugar Demon for thirty days reminded me of a few things. One, I give a damn about how well I care for the body I’ve been given. Two, sugar takes a toll. Too much of it softens you up, and piles up the plaque and insulin in your blood. Three, everything in moderation – even moderation. So now the thirty days are done. I cut down significantly while still enjoying occasional sips and bites here and there.
At this point I can choose to continue on this program – reducing sugars – or resume my usual eating breakfast pastry, drinking wine with dinner and finishing off the day with a bite of salted dark chocolate and a scoop of ice-cream.
For me it’s very difficult to have “just a little bit.” I want all or none. And usually I want all. So I need to find the balance and be at peace with myself. To enjoy food and meals and to be mindful of the choices I make.
I’m not giving up any foods permanently. That’s no fun. Nor realistic. I do plan though to stay alert and remind myself of what self care looks like.
Bye for now,