Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year!

What does that mean anyway? Is that proper grammar? Happy New Year...or is it Happy New Years...I've heard both. I guess the sentiment is, wishing our fellow man a happy start to the new year.

Traditionally, I do make resolutions on January 1st, and I am very good at keeping them, if I do say so myself. I am now a regular dental floss user and I hardly ever curse at all. Some years it's something as simple as I want to pray every night. This year it was a bigger one. I am now officially on day 3 of being processed sugar free.

I have been thinking about my sugar addiction for years really. I kept telling myself that everything is fine in moderation as I stuffed my face with brownies and cookies and chocolate and ice cream etc etc etc. When one is addicted to something moderation is impossible, ask me how I know this.....

After much research on some physical and mental health problems I've been having I kept coming back to my sugar addiction. It was hard to ignore, so here I am facing it. I am really hopeful that I will notice a big change in my health this year due to this change. The truth is it hasn't been that hard so far seeing as I've been sick with a head cold on top of taking care of one very sick family.

We found out Curtis has a double ear infection and Clark was close to pneumonia yesterday. I have a nebulizer and antibiotics for them and I'm praying they start to turn the corner asap. So, being w/o dessert hasn't been really that big of a problem for me. Mostly I think of it right after lunch and dinner and then just remind myself that I don't eat processed sugar anymore and have a piece of fruit (frozen black berries are a favorite right now).

I am right now pondering perhaps a second resolution. This thing called the Internet has become a bit of a job for me lately. For some reason I feel compelled to read a few sites 3 or more times a day. I just realized that instead of doing something truly relaxing (tv, knitting, veggin out) when I have a few minutes, I feel compelled to check these sites to see if anything was recently posted. It really does feel like it is another chore for me. I do enjoy it, but the fact that it feels like a chore is a red flag for me. I'd love to hear any thoughts on this....

1 comment:

Heat said...

good for you for kicking sugar! i haven't done it yet, though i've significantly reduced :) i've cut out all artificial sweeteners, though, except in gum, which i chew much less often.

a friend of mine once told me that she freezes peeled bananas. when she wants a frozen treat, she takes one out, mashes it up, and puts some ground flaxseed on it for a tasty, healthy treat. and indeed, it is quite tasty!

i hope all the sick kids get well soon!

happy new year! (which i think is short for "have a happy new year")