Friday, December 12, 2014

Still waiting on results...

I'm still waiting to hear the results of my blood work and to find out if I've managed to lower my fasting blood sugar level. In the meantime, I'm doing whatever it takes to stay on my clean diet (which is no sugar, grains, dairy, caffeine or processed foods). It's not getting any easier, especially during Christmastime, so I'm taking my encouragement where I can find it. Here's a good way to look at it: I've lost 2.5 inches off my waistline since Nov. 24th, when I started this new way of eating. Yay! I have hope that within another month or two I'll fit into my nice coats again.

As hard as it is for this sugar addict to go through December without sugar or flour, I don't want to become a hermit because parties have temptations. I still want to socialize, so I'm buckling down on the EFT tapping and meditation to help me get through Christmas parties with my favorite people (Dr. Joe Dispenza's guided meditations are my favorite). I have a cookie frosting party this weekend. Watch me sail through this!


Sally said...

Years ago I read a holiday treat suggestion that stuck with me: If it's something really special, take a small piece and savor it. If it's something you can get at any time of year, like red and green M&Ms or a sugar cookie shaped like a candy cane, leave it be.

If you want to stay off sugar all the way, just follow the maxim of AA and take it One Day At A Time. If you think about not doing something for the rest of your life, it's overwhelming. If you decide you are going to avoid a certain behavior just for today, you will probably feel a lot better about it.

I've been sick for something like six weeks (flu, pneumonia, now stupid head cold) and I'm eating and drinking sugar like a crazy person because I can't do much else. I'm actually getting sick of it! Never thought that would happen.

Good luck!

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

Thanks, Sally! That's very helpful advice and very encouraging. Thank you for supporting me on this. I hope you feel well soon.