Relapse, Again

Fifty pounds of temptation

Fifty pounds of temptation

Some things never get old, like getting off of sugar and simple starch. I am gonna quit eating sugar every day, starting today. I know this sounds a lot like what I said I was planning to do just last Monday, because it is pretty much exactly what I said I would do last Monday. I thought as soon as the baseball season was over I would just march into the sunset, leaving my renewed sugar cravings behind me. All I had to do was quit drinking near-beer and that would remove the hook to sugar that was in me.

Nope.

I kept on hitting the sugar just a little bit at a time all week long. A donut here, a can of root beer there. Potatoes with just about every meal (except breakfast, the one meal I kept pure–when I ate it!) Halloween was last week, too, so there was a bunch of candy that I bought to give away. We gave away about thirty percent of that, leaving about ten dollars worth of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Reeses Pieces. I took them all to work to poison the guys above me on the seniority list, and I ended up hitting the candy myself, too. No advantage there!

I have finally ate all of the pizza that was left over from last week. That temptation is now gone. Maybe the tumblers are all lined up for me now so that I can sail into sugar-free bliss like I thought I could last week. This stuff is hard! Between not having anything like a normal work schedule where I can go home and do my part to keep the foods pure and sugar free on the days when my significant other is busy too, and the incidental temptations of life putting foods I don’t intend to eat right in front of my face on the days when I didn’t eat breakfast or have just recently took a hit of sugar, I have not had great success so far. This week will be different! I will it to be so! Are you listening universe? Just a little help here, please.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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One Response to Relapse, Again

  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks for this. I always WANT to try not to have sugar and flour but it is really hard!! I have been on an extended relapse for a few weeks but your blog gives me inspiration to stop eating these slow poisons. The addiction is strong in this one.

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