Day 74 in my assignment to assimilate a better life-style to meet up with Mickey
I’ve been asked, “How did you completely go cold-turkey and give up sugar if you were such an addict?” Well…that’s just it. I haven’t completely given up sugar for the rest of my life. The thought of never having sugar again for the rest of my life is daunting indeed! It makes me feel deprived and more than a little sorry for myself. So, I’ve just given sugar up for today…and for yesterday…and I plan to give it up for the day that is tomorrow.
I have a date with sugar. A one day date. Not to go crazy and eat anything and everything in sight. Believe me, I’ve been there and done that. But on Halloween my morning treat is going to be a vente, decaf skim-milk pumpkin spice latte, no whip. Starbuck’s speak for a sugary, delicious Halloweeny treat. Then my evening treat will be a Halloweeny cupcake from Bent Fork Bakery. Mikey will join me in this evening treat. (It turns out he likes cupcakes. “Something plain,” he said, when I asked him what kind. If you know him at all…it figures.) These treats will replace my usual treat of several bags of Halloween candy: candy corn, marshmallow pumpkins, chocolate bars, and whatever else caught my eye at Walgreens. 🙂
We will purposefully and completely savor our Halloween treats. And then on November 1, I plan to go cold-turkey again. You see, after 73 days of being sugar-free, I like what I see and feel and hear, and taste and even smell. Things just seem clearer and brighter and more intense when I’m not living under the shroud of sugar. Confession time: My name is Donna, and I am a sugar addict. (The appropriate response is, “Hello, Donna.”)
My plan for today is to share this truth with you. Meet you at the Kingdom!