Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"So how's that sugar thing going?"

I said goodbye to sugar in at least its most overt forms over a week ago. I'm doing just fine without it, though the withdrawal symptoms during the first three or so days were interesting to say the least -- fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, or, as another site called it, "flu-like symptoms."

Now that I'm through those days, I find that I have a lot more energy. Best of all, I'm not feeling deprived. A couple of years ago at Canyon Ranch, I learned that people often use sweets as their consolation or reward, depending upon how their day is going. These days, I'm finding my rewards and my consolations in people and in doing work that matters. It's amazing how that shifts the perspective!

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