I had a rough week on sugar. Prior to this latest binge session, I was 28 days strong and feeling great!
Unfortunately, summer, kids, vacations and swim parties have a way of bending one’s fiercest willpower. And I think that became part of my problem, I was trying to “white knuckle” discipline myself, and my capacity started to give way.
If I take a meditative and compassionate approach to this issue, I can do it. I must do it. But, it has to be done the right way, or else I give in too easily.
A 2016 study found that “training self-control through repeated practice does not result in generalized improvements in self-control.”
Up All Night Sick
On Saturday, I ate some sweets, not a little, but not a little. We had a party at our house and cooked some Smore’s and I did partake.
I didn’t feel great about it, and I should have stopped there.
Instead, I gave into Sunday Dessert. Key Lime Cheesecake Pie, Blackberry Pie, ice cream and post dessert rice krispy treats with chocolate. I inhaled sweets. I didn’t love it. Just did it. I did like it.
I woke up at Midnight last night and the room was spinning. I crawled into the bathroom and felt like dying.
I wanted to wake up my wife and tell her to take me to the hospital, then pull the plug.
My brother, an emergency room doctor, started a blog last week.
He wrote a poem about being married to a golfer doctor, and addressed it to his wife on their anniversary.
I commented on his post:
He replied to my comment and reiterated how weird I am.
I don’t disagree with him. Since I can remember, I’ve had unusual ways of looking at the world, people and issues. Usually, I keep quiet about most things, in order to retain what little respect and credibility I have left in this world.
The rest of my family thinks I’m weird to.
But, on the issue of Sugar, I think I am right on.
When I told my brother I was sick, he responded with this text:
I think the medical and scientific community is starting to come around to the harm that sugar does to our bodies.
This person on Reddit had a similar experience as I had: