As I was shoving my fourth Tim Tam into my mouth this morning, I received an email that woke me from my self-induced sugar coma and made me push the packet of biscuits away from me.
The email was from my friend Simone over at The Wellness Warung. Simone is one of my oldest and dearest friends, not to mention someone who inspires me to no end. She also happens to be a certified holistic health and lifestyle coach and raw food chef. In her Wellness Warung email, she mentioned a book which had inspired her recently, Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar. The crazy thing is, I had just discovered Sarah Wilson’s site yesterday and joined her Facebook page keen to learn more about this whole quitting sugar malarkey.
I’m a great believer in signs. I try to be very aware of the world around me and look for signs and messages all the time. To receive Simone’s email mentioning Sarah Wilson’s book one day after I’d subscribed to Sarah’s site is probably a coincidence, but I’m going to take it as a sign. Step away from the Tim Tams, Renee, step away!
Truth be told, I’ve been thinking about quitting sugar for some time now. I did it in the latter half of my pregnancy with Smiley when my gestational diabetes results were less than desirable and I found it really rewarding. After Smiley was born though, it is fair to say I fell of the wagon big time and my sugar addiction seems to be getting worse and worse. I’m a real sugar binger. Whenever times get stressful during the day, I shove sugary delight after sugary delight into my mouth. I am an emotional eater and lately being very sleep deprived I’ve been, well, emotional.
I was lucky to lose most of my pregnancy weight fairly easily early on in both pregnancies, but now I am packing on those kilos faster than I can pop another biscuit into my mouth. I’m sick of whinging and moaning about it too and not doing a damn thing about it. Yesterday, for example, I complained to a friend that I’d just eaten four (small) cupcakes and two Nutellas. Christ. That’s just not cool. This has got to stop. I need to get off this sugar train ASAP.
I don’t know how I’m going to do it yet, but I thought if I at least declare this to the world I have no choice but to go through with it. I’m scared, but I need to do this before I end up going down the same route as other family members who are battling with Type 2 Diabetes.
So, there it is. Decision made. I hereby declare I am quitting sugar … as soon as I finish those last few Tim Tams.
Anyone else out there addicted to sugar?
How do you keep your sugar intake under control?
Check out Simone’s Facebook page and let her help you become healthy, happy and hot!