Fell off the wagon

by Suw on October 19, 2004

I have a confession to make. I fell off the sugar wagon.
If you remember, I've been trying to cut down on refined sugar and processed foods in my diet because it was making me feel just a wee bit on the crappy side. I did really well for a while, six small meals a day, no sugary drinks or foods, more nuts and seeds. Made me feel a lot better.
Today I realised – with a glass of orange juice, a bar of Green & Black's dark organic chocolate and a bag of champagne truffles on my desk – that I had sort of fallen off the sugar wagon. Well, less fallen off, more jumped off. Enthusiastically. This probably explains why I spent much of this afternoon either asleep or very nearly asleep.
So, here's another public declaration of intent to sort my damn diet out.
You know, I really admire Cory. He never seems to have this problem with Atkins, instead he seems to remain an enthusiastic perma-convert (correct me if I'm wrong, Cory). I don't have to do anything nearly as drastic as Atkins yet within a few months my diet has gone back to being all screwed up.
Well, guess I just need to finish off this carton of orange juice, and the chocolate, and then I can go back to being sugar-free. Then I need to remember that just because I feel better doesn't mean I can stop putting in the effort. 'Just one bottle of Coke' is not acceptible. It's all or nothing.

Anonymous October 19, 2004 at 7:47 pm

why is it all or nothing? seems to me that all or nothingness is extremely problematic and dogmatic.

Anonymous October 19, 2004 at 9:08 pm

Firstly, because sugar makes me feel crappy, so I need to get it out of my system, and cutting it out as much as possible is the only way to make me feel better. Also, psychologically it was actually easier when i had cut out all sugary foods than when i allowed myself 'a little treat'. The killer remains Coke, though. That I had a lot of trouble weening myself off, and that was the beginning of my downfall.

Anonymous October 28, 2004 at 8:46 am

Don't feel too bad, so far all I've been able to do is switch my corn chips for carrots and air-pop popcorn (which I got at the warehouse store in a 50 pound bag). Its not so much a snack anymore, as a race to see how much I can eat before it goes bad.
— woolstar (dwoolstar.blogspot.com)

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