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December 30

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Decided to stop eating sugar on wednesday. Ate a few small bites of sugary foods that day though. No sugar on thursday - and the anticipated terrible moods. Yesterday I had one small piece of pastry - I had travelled to see my parents for my father's birthday and though I had told him I stopped eating sugars, he forgot and offered me this pastry that he got especially for his guests. It's his 89th birthday... I just did not have it in me to refuse. Apart from that, yesterday was sugar free.

I'll count these as 'beginner's mistakes'. If I'd been sugar free for weeks already I might have said no. Also if this had been a moment of giving in to a craving instead of deciding to please my dad, I might have felt that I need to start over. As it is I will just keep counting the days. This while the idea remains to avoid ALL sugary foods.

I could feel the cravings tugging at me yesterday like I'd crave a cigarette after stopping smoking in my past. My strategy is to count them and see them diminish over the days.

Spent half an hour doing yoga and meditation yesterday and read in a book about mindfulness on the train.

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    I would have done the same thing for my father's 89th birthday. But now you know shat to do and that's a good thing.
    1262 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    You were right to eat the pastry and as you said You ate it for him, not for yourself. Hugs and best wishes XXX ps I found it relatively easy to avoid treats yesterday but today its harder. :-( emoticon
    1262 days ago
    Keep at it, it will happen. I've haven't had any sugar now in 10 months
    1262 days ago
    You are doing very well with this. You are making progress and are getting to where you want to be.
    1262 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I'm glad you enjoyed the pastry your father had for his guests...he is 89...the fact that he got the pastry to hand out is very special, I am sure he was pleased that you had some. I don't know if I can give up sugar completely, those special occasions make it awfully difficult. But if we give it up on a daily basis, the junk kind, and just enjoy some on holidays or birthdays or special occasions, I think we will succeed overall.
    1262 days ago
    Sugar is also my down fall ! Stay strong !
    1262 days ago
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