Sunday, 10 January 2010

sugarholic mama

What a week.....this is what I did and didn't achieve.....
I didn't

  • sleep
  • oil pull
  • exercise
  • drink ginger tea
  • have time for me
  • eat soaked almonds

I did
  • look after a sick{again!!} family while being sick myself {stomach bugs}
  • knitted
  • decluttered kids cupboards
  • be thankful
  • comfort eat........and eat and eat.......{mmmmmm}
I am praying we've been through the worst of the winter viruses and can start to fall into a good rhythm.
I am so grateful that my children do not have serious illnesses.....and I highly respect any mother that dedicates her life to caring for a sick child.....after 1 week I was nearing my exhaustion level.

'Hardship should make one grateful for having been saved from that which is greater than the hardship with which he was afflicted.'

So not quite the start to a new year that I hoped for........
I have come to the conclusion that I am a sugarholic mama......and it's something that needs to be overcome if I want to move on from where I am now! I have the sugar blues.....I am addicted and it's taking it's toll....I need to act now,and kick sugar out the door.
Did you know that sugar is more addictive than heroin ?
It's also a non-nutritive empty calorie that robs the body of vitamins and minerals.It creates an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Mental and emotional disorders are often linked to sugar in the diet.Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion.Many people believe that sugar is only bad for you when ingested in enormous amounts, when actually "normal" amounts are damaging to the body.And sugar is in everything,..even bread. Interesting book to read is...Sugar Blues, by William Dufty.
I have researched on the net and from books,there is so much info to relay to you ,it would take pages and pages ...try to research yourself and see if its affecting you too....I sincerely think it's affecting my life. I'll keep you informed on how I get on....and how this sugarholic mama is no more! here are another 146 reasons to give sugar the boot.

Now onto a little eye candy treats from the good old second hand shop! A little plate for used tea bags and a lovely wooden calender ornament for my daughter....

You change the date and month by turning the blocks around! I love great charity finds!

I love wooden toys too....I found this walker and rocking horse at the second hand shop...little one is very happy!!

Leave you with this.....

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve themselves."
Anne Frank

The power to overcome addiction lies in the belief that it is possible, combined with a consistent strength of spirit.


  1. I'm definately sugar hard to beat it though, good luck to you ...
    love the wooden toys, oh, i'm also addicted to second hand shops and car boot sales, lol

  2. Im a sugar addict as well with no hope I think...very interested to hear how you get on...

  3. I hope you're all feeling better now and you can jump back on the road to a healthier you! I know that going cold turkey with the sugar can work wonders. You go through a few days of withdrawal and then you don't crave it at all. Here's the thing though, if you go off and have a small bit, do you end up back at square 1, having to go through it (withdrawal symptoms) all over again? Or can you have that tiny bit now and again without any side effects? I wonder if you've come across this.

  4. Aslamu alakum
    I love the tea bag dish, I had a few but no where in sight now. certainly a tea lovers thing!