So I’m still struggling with the sugar cravings. It has gone more than a week & I had to have one piece of chewing gum today to get rid of the sweet tooth. It does work with chewing gum for a little bit. The chewing gum was my life savior when I quit smoking & it looks like it will be my savior today.
And I have to admit – I was sooo close to having a teeny tiny bit of Pepsi soda today!!! My hubby man is not on any kind of diet or lifestyle change as I have been & he eats whatever he want, which is why we have the shiny box of ice-cream in the freezer & today he asked me to get him a can of Pepsi. And I was on a total sugar craving mode & all I could see was this amazingly sparkly & tasty Pepsi bottle staring at me.
But do you know what stopped me? The last blog post that I wrote stopped me. I couldn’t fail my goal of quitting sugar by tasting a bottle of Pepsi as I consciously had put it out there for the rest of the world to follow. And do you know how much sugar it is in a bottle of Pepsi? 69%! Wow…that means that you would literally eat approx. 3/4ths of a Pepsi bottle filed with pure sugar….
So here I am – I realized that I dif no want to indulge in 69% of pure sugar. I instead made myself a cup of coffee with 2 tsps of sugar. I conquered the Pepsi bottle today but with another addiction of caffeine…
My quit-smoking app now says that I have gone 1 year & 2 months & 1 day since I last had my cigarette. I have also gone 11 months & 1 day since my last glass of wine (or I did have a few at that time). However, my indulgence in sugar & chocolate never ended…. During my pregnancy, I have had at least one chocolate bite or candy on a daily basis…. Until a week ago – where I decided I need to cut the sugar & chocolate out from my system. And I did!
So now I have gone 1 week and 1 day without eating sugar & chocolate. However, it has been very challenging cutting out the sugar & chocolate. It is actually much tougher than to quit smoking & drinking. Sugar is in everything & you can find it everywhere. Additionally, where do you stop? Do you stop at 9 gram of sugar, 15 gram, 20 gram….there is sugar in everything. And what about drinking orange juice?…
Today I have had ice-cream on my mind….and it has gone a week…. and I see this beautiful shiny box of ice-cream in my head. I can even taste the ice-cream. And I do have that beautiful box of ice-cream in the freezer…
I did read that if you crave sugar, it might be because you are dehydrated. But the water bottle has still not yet been enough for me… instead I went & made a cup of coffee for myself & added one teaspoon (4 gram) of sugar to it…is that allowed?
It’s all in the mind. I still have 13 days until the habit/craving is supposed to be gone until then I guess I will have try to mentally free myself from the screaming box of ice-cream…and also work on not having a cup of coffee for each time I got a box of ice-cream screaming my name….cause that is also addicting….
What to do with all these addictions….when will we ever be free?
Even the fallen angel didn’t help my ice-cream craving…:)
I’m now 6 weeks into my recovery from the pregnancy. And I got the clearance from my doctor that I can start exercising again. Soo happy! I still haven’t found my way to my long craved Ashtanga or Bikram class but I have practiced at home. And my body is very stiff from being gone from yoga for a month & a half. This journey of 9 (-10) months of pregnancy to post recovery has been amazing, magical and the most loving experience in my life. But also the most toughest and challenging for my ego as i used to do yoga on a daily basis and found it to be my daily medicine. However, this life journey is definitely something I would do again at any time!
You might have noticed that the Yoga Soul has been absent for a fairly long time. My baby came out to live the Earth life on June 15th. And since his arrival I have been in nursing, diaper, and get-to-know-each-other-mode with my new bundle of joy – my son Neo. I finally have started to get into a routine with my little baby boy & he is now able to fall asleep aside me so that I can twinkle my way on my computer while he comfortably is resting & growing on my side.
I still got 2 more weeks to go until I can get back to my long-waited yoga practice. As what it looks like right now I might have to do my yoga practice from home with little Neo joining me in – as he has kind of turned into my right hip – like a little monkey baby.