These days are so short. On December 21, I'm going to be having a big celebration, at least on the inside. I really do love the sun. I love the sun and sugar. It's been eighteen and a half days since I've had sugar. One of my kittens has suffered from some allergies and a doctor we saw suggested a 'no yeast diet'. She was excited to try it and so, to support my lil' kitten, I volunteered to go on this very restricted diet. We can't have wheat or sugar or even fruit. I've never done this before in my life. She hasn't cheated and so I haven't either, even on my birthday. It's an odd time to be avoiding sugar but it's become more than just a really hard diet. It's about control over my body. It's liberating to know that I have the power to overcome physical weakness.
I've gained a lot of respect for my sugar-junkie, middle kitten. I would have bailed a long time ago if it weren't for her iron will.
Do we feel better? Not really. Is it getting easier? Not really. I actually gained weight the first few days of eating meat and lots of butter. It's really expensive too. I'm looking forward to longer days and my favorite food group....dessert.