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    Saturday, 7 January 2012


    Since my new years resolution from last year was


    I decided to continue on with my zero coke idea, and extend it to all soft drink. No biggie.

    Then God poked my heart and suggested that perhaps dropping all candy might be a good idea as well.

    I found I substituted coke for skittles a lot last year. It was disgusting, really, because I'd eat the whole packet until I felt sick. It probably averaged out to a packet a week. Not good.

    So, since my One Word for this year (post coming soon, I am fashionably late *cough*) is "YES", all candy and soft drink have been booted from my "oh I'll just grab this" list. That's fine :) I found during the past year that just reminding myself that I actually don't have to buy that bottle of coke was the easiest way of not actually, you know, drinking the stuff, so I figure it'll work the same with a bag of skittles or chickos. I was gifted  box of fun sized chocolates for Christmas, however, and come New Years Day, I was wondering what I should do with them. I'm not a big chocolate eater, so I still had about half the packet left. I took it to my facebook page, where I was informed that chocolate is actually classed as a food, if made with whole milk.

    oooh.... a loophole!

    I decided to think on it a bit more,  but I already knew the answer. Chocolate is also out, as is icecream. Icypoles are ok. I'm starting to think I need to stop with the cordial as well, since I've drunk more of that in the last 7 days than I did for the previous 6 months.

    I think God is wanting me to learn self -discipline. Something I have lacked pretty well my entire life. But last year proved to me that I do have it in me, if I really set my mind to it.

    Well, that and have a lot of face to lose.

    I think this year, it's more than that. Sure, my stubbornness got me through last year. I think this year is going to take some relying on God... to turn to Him instead of the sugar. After all, His Word is like honey, right? :)

    How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    ~Psalm 119:103

    It's been a week since I had my last skittle and swig of lemonade. Tonight I'm struggling with a headache caused by a lower sugar level than I'm used to. I've been all weepy the last few days, and I've not been sleeping well. It's an interesting thing, to watch how your body reacts to the lack of something it's so used to. It's like it has to find new rhythms, a new centre of balance, as it were. Getting healthy is a fascinating study :)
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  2. 3 comments:

    1. Larissa said...

      Lol! I know what you are talking about sweetie!! Thinking back, last year I gave up the coke (and didn't start on the pepsi max until a good month, and was eating heaps of a tomato based soup and more fruit & veges and protein than normal...and I didn't have any headaches or cravings AT ALL!!! If you want, let me know and I can send you through a copy of the eating plan, which includes the soup, when I get home. Great work following God and your heart with this!!! I really hope I can follow in your footsteps this year!!

    2. Kristin said...

      I cut out cokes with my 3rd pregnancy and haven't really gone back. Every once and awhile I have one and it almost gives me a stomach ache. But I too have replaced that sugar with another. It used to be rols of smarties and now it is lemon heads. Boxes and boxes of lemon heads. Embarresing really...I am not sure I am quite ready to join your quest but this post has made me think about it just a little! ;)

    3. Bethany said...

      You're inspirational! :) I've been trying so hard to give up sugary things and set a better example for my kiddos. I'm looking forward to following along on your blog. It's been fun to browse this morning.

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