Hey my sweet sugar-free friends!
And… Hey my sweet sugar-free wanna be friends! (Not that you wanna be my friends…you already ARE my friends…just that you wanna be sugar-free!)
For your Sugarless encouragement today, I have no theme…just a bunch of random thoughts…so try to keep up…and good luck with that:
Random thought #1: Sometimes I get a craving for sugar so strong that I think that I just may not be able to stand it.
During one such craving yesterday, I grabbed my husband’s arm and screamed, “I WANT SOME SUGAR!”
He didn’t even flinch (which proves that I have these insane moments way too often) and he grinned sweetly at me and said, “Well, why don’t you go eat a little more dinner so you won’t be hungry?”
And I said, “I’M NOT HUNGRY!! I’M WAY TOO STUFFED FOR MORE DINNER. I JUST WANT SOME SUGAR!”
And he said, “oh.”
Guess he decided that he couldn’t help me.
Oh, but there’s a point here. I went into the kitchen and did some dishes or something, and within about five minutes, I only felt stuffed, and I did not crave sugar like I had mere minutes before that.
So, when you have what you think is an uncontrollable craving, just wait five minutes and it will go away.
And try not to grab anyone’s arm too hard.
Random thought #2: Today is Justus’ birthday, and of course having a birthday = having a cake. So I was psyching myself up for this a couple of days ago, and decided that it wouldn’t really be hard to stay out of the cake, because really I’m not that big a fan of cake.
Unless it’s chocolate.
Or a cheesecake.
So, when given the choice of what kind of birthday cake he wanted, what does Justus come up with?
A Chocolate Cheesecake.
Are you kidding me?!
So now I’m praying a lot.
And telling myself that as with other things that I miss and really like, this will not be the last chocolate cheesecake ever in the world. Although I will not get to have some of this one, there will be others.
So who really cares about this one anyway?
Yeah, I think I better keep praying.
Random thought #3: While one is taking this NO SUGAR Plunge, one should not go to Walmart when one is tired.
I couldn’t believe how hard it was for me to see all the candy and cookies. And I don’t even buy that stuff normally. Why would it be hard for me now?
And so I got a little grouchy. (but it’s okay, I was by myself and there was no one to be grouchy to)
So, I decided to buy myself some roasted peanuts, because that sounded like a good thing to snack on.
DID YOU KNOW that roasted peanuts have SUGAR in them, and bad oils too?! I had no idea that they roasted them in naughty stuff.
Well, I’m glad I read the ingredients on the jar, but then I just got grouchy at the peanut roasting people.
Don’t they know I’m struggling here?
So, I prayed for strength (and that I could forgive the peanut people), and I felt better.
And I went to the produce department and bought lots of organic green things that looked sooo good and made me feel very happy.
And I also looked at the store around me and saw all the abundance and variety and I was reminded of Char’s post yesterday…which leads me to…
Random thought #4: You really should go read Char’s post from yesterday. She’s been doing a great job taking the Plunge, and her thoughts on it are inspiring and refreshing. It encouraged me to remember how much I have and how giving up a LUXURY like sugar should really be the least of my worries. So, go read it!
Alright people! Who’s with me?! Anybody new ready to jump in with us?!
Everyone please leave comments letting us all know how you’re doing!
And, uh, pray for me because I have to go make a chocolate cheesecake in a few minutes.