Love Kills Sugar – Is quitting Sugar harder than quitting Porn?

Love Kills Sugar – Is quitting Sugar harder than quitting Porn?

As more and more of my friends learn about my SugarBroke.com Blog, and my goal to break sugar, I’ve started to get my communication from them about their own experience.

One of my friends sent me a text message yesterday, which gave me some extra motivation and determination to quit sugar for good.

This is the text I received and sent to my friend:

From Him: 

“Sugar is the worst. I have stayed away from added sugars the last couple weeks and it was great.  Last night I had a large cookie that was packed.  I didn’t sleep well, had crazy weird dreams, could barely roll out of bed this morning and felt like throwing up while exercising.  #saynotosugar.”

From Me:

Amen.  Thank you.  I have fallen off the wagon so many times recently.  But super committed to quitting.  Sugar is worse than porn.

Love Kills Sugar.

I also made a bet with someone close to me for $50.  If I eat sugar, he owes me $50.  If he watches porn, he owes me $50.

We are both on Day 2 and going strong.

I had breakfast for dinner last night, but avoided any syrup or sweets.

Updates on the Competition to Come………….

Update 4 days later:

We have raised the stakes to $100……

Update 9 days later:

I am now on Day 10 of now sugar.  I played basketball last night with a group of people, I felt great.  My energy levels are really high right now, and my cravings are subsiding.  The next sugar treat I eat is going to cost me $100, so the motivation is high to let the sweets pass on by.

As for my friend and porn, he has not yet partaken, I think he’s feeling the heat though:

Update 10 days later:

Yesterday was friday.  Fridays are difficult for me.  I get home from work and my body wants to start the weekend with sugar and sweets and chocolate treats.  But the next candy bar I eat is going to be cost me $100.  That is strong motivation for me right now.  I made it through Friday, now it is saturday morning and I’m sitting in my kitchen typing this out.

Not sure about my friend, I trust he hasn’t looked at porn yet.  My venmo account hasn’t alerted me to a $100 deposit. I’ll talk to him today and see how he’s doing.

Update 12 days later:

I will admit that yesterday was a difficult day.  I had intense cravings for sweets.  And to add to it all, this is Thanksgiving week.  A time to gorge ourselves with sugar and desserts of all kinds.

Yesterday, for Sunday dinner, my Mom made her famous bread pudding with whatever sauce it is that goes on top and absolutely slays me.

I was ready to give in and give up.  So, I texted my friend:

I asked him to send me the $100 so I can have some dessert and be done with our competition.

His response, which I read with my wife and she laughed:

“No porn for me”

Than he prods me into caving in with his seducing “Enjoy the Bread pudding, it is worth $100”

And finally, the knockout blow:

I’ll go years

My Current Takeaway: As of Today, and based on yesterdays cravings and my friend’s apparent comfortable resolve, I am currently of the mind and opinion that it is easier to stop looking at porn than it is to stop eating sweets.

Things may change. Stay tuned……………

Update 22 Days Later

Still off of sugar and friend is still off of porn.  No end in sight.  He says that “he can go for years.”  Somehow, I still think it is harder for me then him.  I’m sure a lot of that is because the Holidays are approaching and sweets are everywhere.  Yesterday, I went to a hangout where there were cookies and hot chocolate.  I was tempted, but not overwhelmed.  The cookies looked good, but not irresistible.  So, I think that is a healthy sign.

Update with Texts: Day 27 and Christmas Pudding:

And I’m almost on my 27th day of my $100 Bet with my Friend:  See Details Here

I was in such intense cravings, that I texted my friend and asked for a truce.  So I could partake:

He unconditionally accepted the truce.  He told me that it would be my Christmas Present and that he wouldn’t owe me anything.

Well, I wasn’t completely settled yet: I started to have doubts.  Pre-Buyer’s remorse.

My Competitive Side starting kicking in again.  I wasn’t ready to concede the bet.  But I was close.  Oh so close.

In the end, I decided not to eat the Christmas Dessert.

It was hard not to.  And I was belittled by my own parents.

Where is the Support?

In the End, I played it Tough:  Game on…….

37 Days in: I tried to work out a Holiday Compromise

But he wasn’t having it:

Day 50: Game Over.  I win, and Lose

Studies show that 7/10 adults have sex on Christmas.  Well, I guess my friend was anticipating a good time and he called a truce the day before Christmas.

I shouldn’t have accepted his truce.  But, I did.  And I set myself up for failure.  And I failed hard.  I binged sugar for three days straight.

After the third day, I rose from the dead.

And initiated a one way bet this time.  $50 if I eat sugar.

I’m back on track and I’m going to make it to 100 days.

 

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