I’ve Been Avoiding This

You may have read my whining about my stomach issues.

I had tests done.

I went to the hospital.

I got good drugs.

I had more tests.

I took medicine.

I had allergy testing done.

I lived for weeks on a liquid diet.

I cried.

I got no answers.

I had no relief.

But I had a niggling thought as to what it might be.  No, oh no, it couldn’t be that.  I would never be able to give that up.  That couldn’t be what it would take for me to feel better.  The thought continued to bug me.  I continued to tell it to shut it.

Back and forth.  Over and over.

I finally couldn’t deny the possibility…

Processed sugar appears to be my enemy.  You know, yummy sweets.  Candy.  Cake.  Cookies.  Many beloved foods.


Now I know there are other contributing factors.  My medications, abdominal migraines.  Those are a bit out of my control.  But this one–as hard as it might be, I have to at least try.

Last night was a bad night with my stomach…I  had eaten a pop tart and a kids mini twizzlers pack.  I paid the price.  It was not pretty.

My motivation today has been pretty solid.  I have not strayed.  Right now, I am eating baby carrots while one of my girls has a yummy pop tart.  The smell might be about to make me crazy, but the stomach issues feel like they are going to kill me, so…here goes!

Survive til you Thrive!

4 Responses to I’ve Been Avoiding This

  1. Yikes! So sorry you’re having stomach problems. I’m having to cut back on sugar too…and man is it hard! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. It is terrible when we feel horrible. You are the third person today that I have read about giving up sugar for your health. I am trying to get up the courage to quit myself. Although I do not eat a bunch of sugar, I do drink coffee with my sugar, I mean sugar with my coffee. It is my biggest enemy. It needs to go.

  3. So sorry you are having stomach problems, abdominal migraines does not sound fun. I hope you are able to stay strong during this season of sweets. I hope it gets easier as you realize that what you eat makes you feel horrible. I struggle with similar struggles with sugar. I love sweets too and it causes me more RA pain because of the additional weight I gain. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup and hope you linkup again this weekend.

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