Confession time…Hi my name is Judy Thureson and I’m a sugar addict! The first step of recovery is being honest and acknowledging that you have a problem. I am a fitness and lifestyle coach and it’s so disheartening to admit that I cannot control my sugar addiction. I’ll do ok for a while but then I relapse like a crack addict on skid row! No joke! I remember last Halloween, I gave my kids a portion of their candy and confiscated the rest. I hid it, (I should have thrown it away) and then I ate it!!!! All of it! I started doing online coaching in January and went through several detoxes. I was doing so much better and had self control. Well, about a month ago, my doctor suggested I get off gluten completely and then had a number of health issues that just depressed me. I started to eat more sugar because I felt like since I wasn’t eating gluten, then I deserved sugar. Then it became more of a rebellion. I was mad that I couldn’t eat gluten so I self sabotaged my success by eating more sugar. I know it’s crazy and doesn’t make sense but I’m just being open. Last week, we had friends over for dinner and they brought over a whole bunch of cakes and yummy goodness! Well since I was gluten free, I couldn’t really have any. Again, I was mad so when no one was watching, I ate all the frosting off six cup cakes and the cheesecake without the crust! Don’t judge me!!!:))). There’s a difference between having a treat that you can enjoy and being completely out of control and not being able to stop. As I write this I am in tears because I hate to be weak. How can I help women be healthy and live healthy lives when I can’t even do it? Well, if I can just help one person get honest and deal with this in their life then that is so much more rewarding than helping someone get to their ideal weight but still battling and struggling inside. Mind you, I had just reached a huge milestone with getting to my goal weight and once again, I self sabotage. This journey is so much more than just weight loss. It’s about dealing with what’s inside. So I had to humble myself and get help. My partner on the 60 day challenge is an amazing nutritionist and she advised me to go cold turkey for 2 weeks. Michelle is a tough cookie and I know she will hold me accountable as well as all my Facebook friends cause I put it up there too. So, I’m going through a process, I’m going to dig deep stay committed to dealing with this issue. I’m grateful that I can be honest and get help. If you are struggling with this, know that you are not alone. Some people call sugar the legal cocaine. There are many books I need to read on the subject. Suicide by Sugar being one of them. I’m done with day 1 and have 13 more to go:) join me on this journey.
Let’s do it together. I love you guys and I’m rooting for you!
1) Whew!!! OK…now that I got all that off my chest, today is your workout day with your loved ones! Take the time to do activities with people that you love and enjoy the outdoors together. Have fun and let us know what you guys did. I will be going to yoga with a friend then hopefully a bike ride with the family.
Love you and thanks for listening! Join me on my sugar fast:))) Follow us at Bootcamp barre. We would love to hear from you. Let’s encourage each other:))))