Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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.


pamela said...

oo cass, i went off sugar last year for 5 MONTHS. it was awesome. i was having all kinds of headaches and weird things so i thought i'd try no sugar and i did it! and it was liberating. but ya, i too found that i just nurtured myself with butter.

**i lost 25 pounds though with no sugar. "baby weight".

Jenny said...

I did that diet this summer. I hated every minute of it. I am definitely sympathizing with you...


Related Posts with Thumbnails