Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Eight days ago I decided I would go "cold turkey" on cookies, cake and candy. I followed that program for six days. It was hard--I had headaches, very grumpy. But the funny thing was I didn't "feel" like eating sweets, I just felt the withdrawal. Yesterday and today I have eaten two squares of dark chocolate a day. It feels nice but I don't want more. My blood sugar has dropped WAY down--to 70 morning fasting. In fact, that is a sign to me that I do need to eat in the morning but I choose something healthy like Ezekiel bread with some almond butter, some hot milk.
I am not making a big deal of this. I had so many failures during 2012 that I don't want to look too far down the road. All I know is that I have made it through 8 days, dropped 2 pounds. I still feel headachy and anxious but I am not comforting myself with sugar. I am facing my "demons" with just my mind, experience and I am finally starting to journal again.