I bumped into my ex-lover last week.
Truth be told, I sought him out.
I was loitering near his home. I wanted him. There was no denying it.
The kids were in bed. Dave was at work. I was bored. Tired. I needed a lift.
I ventured closer to his home, opened the door in a hot rush, and poked my head inside.
There he was sitting in his sexy green and brown taunting me, whispering my name, ‘You know you want to, Renee’.
And, I did want to! I had been so good. One slip up would be okay, no one would find out.
I grabbed a huge tumbler and a spoon and flicked open the tin in urgency. My hands worked fast as I heaped teaspoon after teaspoon of chocolatey goodness into my glass.
Our indiscretion was over in minutes. I washed and dried the glass hiding the evidence and placed the tin back in the cupboard.
As I licked the remainder of Milo off my lips, I started to feel guilty. I pushed the nagging thoughts out of my head. It didn’t happen. Nothing happened. Nothing to see here, folks. Didn’t fall off the wagon at all. Doo dee doo dee doo.
What happened next though, I could not ignore.
My insides started to churn. I could hear my stomach gurgling. I felt sick. Sick, sick, sick.
I was on the verge of tears, when it hit me.
It was working. I laughed like a crazy woman. This sugar detox program I wildly decided to take part in four weeks ago was actually making a difference.
I of course don’t want to feel sick every time I have sugar. I simply want to recalibrate and re-learn what a sensible sugar intake is. Clearly eight or so heaped teaspoons of Milo is not sensible.
I am officially half way through Sarah Wilson’s eight week sugar detox. It has been a wild ride so far.
On the upside, I feel considerably less bloated, my eyes have been opened to a healthier way of living, and I am simply proud of myself for getting this far. On the downside, I have suffered terrible headaches and had a few spots on my face (which may or may not have to do with quitting sugar), I have fallen off the wagon, and have definitely battled some demons.
Sarah Wilson says at this stage of the game, it is perfectly normal to feel this way. She suggests we remind ourselves of how much sugar we were eating before we quit.
It turns out I was eating on average 32 teaspoons of sugar a day. A day!
If that isn’t incentive to keep going, then I don’t know what is.
Week five here I come!
Has anyone else done Sarah Wilson’s sugar detox program or a similar one? How did you cope?