Tuesday, April 02, 2013
(crossposted from my personal blog)
My new mantra: sugar equals poison.
Not naturally occurring sugars, like in fruit. I'm talking about processed sugar, found in cakes, cookies, candy...cinnamon rolls. Cranberry-orange scones. Bagels.
This past weekend, while lovely to hang out with Jeremy's family, also was a minefield full of temptation. And sadly, I didn't resist. Since it was Easter, there was more sugary stuff around the house than usual--jelly beans, the aforementioned scones and cinnamon rolls, cookies, other Easter candy, etc. I am paying for it. It is weird how quickly my body tells me it's unhappy. I'm not blaming Jeremy's folks--I'm blaming myself. I'm the one who put all that crap in my mouth.
Between the sugar debacle and the (full-fat, cream on top) dairy yogurt I was eating all weekend, I am an aching mess. Between my liver and my knee joints, I am really quite sore. No more. No more, I say!
Done with the yogurt. I think my body's doing better in that regard. I hope I don't need antibiotics for sinus issues again anytime soon. The rest of this week and points forward will be dealing with detoxing. And I'm not going to go completely gluten-free, but I will be going back to a low-carb sort of diet, in that I'll get my sugars naturally. In fruits and complex carbs, not simple carbs. Going to cut drastically back on the processed stuff. My body just doesn't like it.
Sugar equals poison. I even told Jeremy to remind me if I reach for something I shouldn't. This is tougher than going vegetarian, but it has to be done. I've fallen off the healthy veg wagon, and I need to junk the junk. I didn't want to be a junk food veg*n, yet that's exactly what I've become.
So, reverting back to what worked for me initially. Feeling like crap again is enough to remind me why I can't continue to eat that way and expect to do all the stuff I want to do. To do the stuff I want to do, I have to eat a different way than before.
I'm doing it for me, and no one else can do it but me.
Sugar equals poison.