AndJP Posted May 11, 2015 Share Posted May 11, 2015 Cross posted from the introduction forum: Hello! My name is Andrea and I'm a sugar-a-holic. That's funny, because I'm actually a recovered alcoholic, and the truth is that sugar has proved to be a bigger obstacle than alcohol. I suppose if you really think about it I've been addicted to sugar since childhood! My story: I tried and failed at 3 whole30's in 2014. I would make it 28, 20, 10 days and always give in to sugar cravings. I did live a 90% lifestyle for quite a while after my first attempt and made some serious gains in the the way of health but then stumbled for several months. Fast forward to April 7, 2015, after a horrid stretch of binge eating Easter candy, I committed to and successfully completed a whole30. I had big dreams of continuing on to do a whole60 or more, but then i decided a tiny treat couldn't hurt and would be a bit of a reward (that's foreshadowing for all you literary fol out there! lol). On Thursday I added a bit of honey to an otherwise paleo mug cake, on Friday I went out for supper and had ribs that were drowning in a sugar laden bbq sauce and on the way home i stopped at the store and bought 85% chocolate. On Saturday I stuck with compliant meals until my husband stopped at the store and I had him grab me some coconut bliss ice cream, and I ate some of the chocolate I had purchased. Yesterday was mother's day and my family and I made some paleo crepes and whipped coconut cream for breakfast, I added honey to the whipped cream, and then ate my weight in pineapple and strawberries. We went fishing and I came home and ate the rest of the chocolate bar and 1/4 of the coconut bliss icecream. It is clear to me that just as in the recovery world i have what is referred to as AV (alcoholic voice) that rears it's ugly head every once in a while, in the food world I have a sugar dragon. And i believe the battle I am about to have with the sugar dragon is of epic proportions! The sugar dragon is more stealth and manipulative than my AV ever was. I'm going to treat this whole100 much like a sugar detox. Green bananas and green apples are all the fruit I will be eating. No dried fruit. No berries. Thank you for reading, I hope to get to know so many of you! Sincerely, Andrea Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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