SNEAKY SUGAR WARS
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Just when you think you've got it right, along comes an old glitch in a new disguise. I thought my house was a danger-free zone, but I found out the hard way, that it wasn't. "Stuff,"like unhealthy foods and trigger-sweeteners crept back in right before my eyes. Things such as breads and rolls crept in to my house and I couldn't get rid of them before they got to me. I HATE TO WASTE FOOD, so I returned to the age-old practice of wasting myself instead. In addition to the food I had bought for company, I also bought 2 boxes of a salty-sweet nut bar, which eaten one at a time, with a cup of tea or coffee, was a perfectly reasonable, not unhealthy snack, and I did fine with the first box. But when my sensitive metabolic reactor was being triggered by a new sweetener that I had switched to, the second box went down in an hour without any means of control, and right before going to bed for the night. So you can guess how all those nuts behaved in my stomach last night! I relearned an old lesson, I have to WATCH EVERYTHING that enters my kitchen, and just because a few battles are won, I need to remember that THE WAR RAGES ON. I am a sugar//carbs//food addict and a few month's deliverance doesn't mean I'm cured. I even blogged about feeling normal; but that very real feeling of normalcy meant recovery while abstaining from sugar and unhealthy foods.
After eating myself sick last night, I have returned to my necessary boundaries today, and I'm so happy to have been able to return to my new normal before I did further serious damage. So I've added a few pounds to my recent total loss, and am moderately bloated, but I'm back on track, and the bread and crackers are going out to the birds.
I love the expression: "When you know better, you do better." I know, and now I must do.