I have been doing so good on my no sugar. Every time I have slipped I felt gross and my stomach would hurt and it just wasn’t worth it to me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love making treats for my work and others around me, I just am not really a fan of eating them myself.
My wife had a primary lesson about Moses and the brass serpent. Moses’ people had forgotten about God and so he sent poisonous snakes to bite them. God told Moses to make a brass serpent and place it on a rod. Anyone who looked at the brass serpent was healed from the poisonous snakes.
So being the clever, creative woman that she is, she had the amazing idea to buy gummy worms and sticks. Then the kids would take the worms (or serpents) and put them on the stick. Cute right? Yeah!!! But the problem is, when I have treats, specifically candy, I can’t stop myself. She didn’t use all of the gummy worms and so I ate them all, literally, in one sitting. Where was the brass serpent to save me?
Well, we also happened to have some Swedish Fish, you know, one of those five pound bags you get at Target. Well, the other day I grabbed a handful…then another one…and another one. Suddenly I realized I had eaten the entire bag and didn’t even flinch. What is wrong with me? I really have no self control. I may also add that both of these treats my wife had bought for my sunday school kids in hopes that she could avoid extra sugar lying around the house.
The part that sucks is that I can totally see what all this sugar does to me. I feel grawgy and tired, of course my energy spikes, but then rapidly goes down and I don’t want to do anything. Apparently eating all this sugar has also turned me into a 14 year old boy and made me break out like crazy. It sucks! Then my body aches, stomach hurts, and I feel bad because I do so well at not eating it at all.
The thing is though, you can’t let this get you down. I slip and I am not perfect at all. I know that I am going to eat sugar again. I love it! But I don’t crave it all the time like I used to. Being a guy it’s great too because I stop eating it and I get instant results: weight loss, clear skin, and no mood swings. As it is for anyone though, if you keep it up and work hard at it you will see results. And when you fall, get right back up and don’t look back.
I can do it and so can you!