I'm feeling good about my decision not to train for the IronMan, and to focus instead on just my day-to-day health. "Just"! As if it's that easy. So far it's taken the form of my return to yoga and my beloved Jillian Michaels. Also, checking in on my sugar consumption. To put it all out there, on Saturday my sugar intake included: two danishes, 2 candy bars, and strawberry shortcake. Yeah, I like my sugar. But do I? It makes me hot, jittery, and emotional. Not the way I want to feel. So Sunday I went sugar-free and I'm aiming to do the whole thing the rest of the week. Ideally I would be able to do moderation, but I'm not there yet. The quest for health continues!

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"When you stay in your room and rage or sneer or shrug your shoulders, as I did for many years, the world and its problems are impossibly daunting. But when you go out and put yourself in real relation to real people, or even just real animals, there’s a very real danger that you might love some of them. And who knows what might happen to you then?"- Jonathan Franzen, in an op-ed adapted from a commencement speech he delivered on May 21 at Kenyon College


Christine said...

I hear you about the sugar. I feel that way too, and about coffee. Sugary things (and coffeinated things) are such luxury items, and on some deep level it feels like I am "treating" myself or giving myself the tastiest, richest, loveliest things I can. Which can only be good, right? And yet, as you say, the way those foods affect my body chemistry is not altogether wonderful. There are some tough contradictions in there and I think that's why I have such a hard time cutting either of them out entirely.

Valerie said...

I always found sugar binges corresponded to the week just before my period. Have you ever tracked when your sugar cravings peak? Just a thought.

Anastasia said...

Are you cutting out all sugar? or just refined sugar? Like are you going to eat white bread or fruit?