As we all know, when you first quit drinking, you find yourself attracted to sugar – more than normal anyway. Well, at least I did. I was replacing one sugar with another to avoid drinking. It worked for me the last time I quit. But, I was going on 500 days and was still continuing to eat a candy bar, a Blizzard, a bowl of ice cream or something sweet EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. I am not kidding. Plus, during the days I would find myself reaching in to the M&M peanut jar we have at work and eating a handful of those daily. Trading one problem with another? Yeah, no doubt!!
This time around, I’m doing the exact same thing. About 8:00pm last night, I was going to have a bowl of ice cream, but – long story short – the ice cream was no longer good (don’t put ice cream that has been in the refrigerator over night BACK into the freezer). So I found myself grabbing my car keys and purse, backing out of the driveway and heading to Dairy Queen for my usual Butterfinger Blizzard. It’s ridiculously expensive, but I do it any way.
On the way home, that’s when I decided that I really needed to curb my sugar intake. It is totally out of control. So today is day 1. This is going to be a weaning process. I don’t relish the idea of going cold turkey right at this moment. But, I am setting it in motion and will begin paying attention to what and how much sugar I’m putting in my mouth.
I can do this. It’s more psychological than anything else. Well, maybe a little has to do with the fact that sugar is addictive.