">Giving up SUGAR! – Living Life in the Trees

Giving up SUGAR!

Like everyone else, I was addicted to sugar. Sugar is so addicting. The only way to kick the addiction is to go cold turkey. It took a few days and I struggled. After that, I didn’t miss it. I still don’t.

A beautiful cannolli didn’t look appetizing today. I drank straight tea with no sugar and it tasted great. I lived in Texas for 27 years so I have drank a ton of sweet tea. But I’ll take my tea straight up with no sugar. I walked past the Girl Scouts and their cookies and said “No, Thank You.” I felt bad later for the poor girls so next time I see them, I’ll just donate some money.

Sugar was the next step after giving up wheat. I’m weaning myself off all the junk food I have been nourishing my soul with over decades and taking control over my life. I realized the junk food was controlling me. Now I can nourish my body with good food.


I’m loving all the ways to incorporate vegetables into my meals, even breakfast. I chop up broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots and add to my scrambled eggs. Kale and spinach get slipped into so many dishes just to get all the great nutrients. I baked flax seed muffins so I have a quick breakfast when I’m up at 1-2 am to go to work.

I have more energy so I’m getting more of what I want to get done. My aches and pains are almost gone. I’m moving faster so I don’t appear to have Parkinson’s anymore. That’s a real relief. I’m ready to go on some hikes this summer. I’m ready to move forward and enjoy my life without sugar.

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