It’s Saturday morning and I am sitting in my PJs thinking about giving up sugar. Yep, you heard me. I am thinking about giving up sugar (gulp) – ALL sugar. Well, all sugar that is not natural. I know I need to. I know I want to. I shall. I just needed to say it out loud.
I have been going back and forth, wondering if I can really be free of this sweet torment that is quite delicious going in, yet rather troublesome going out. Oh yes, I have done it before. It was only by God’s power. I can’t do it without Him.
What happened to get me back on the sugary side of things, you ask? A cupcake is what happened. Actually, several cupcakes. German chocolate cupcakes to be exact. (I’m just being honest.) I had one, which led to many others. It’s like that with me. In fact, I can recall when a slice of birthday cake opened up Pandora’s box and translated into a twenty pound weight gain. Although it was years ago, I haven’t forgotten. I can’t.
My Temple Building lessons stick with me, and I use them, even now. But (and this is a big BUT), I want to exorcise sugar once and for all and be t-totally free of it. Can you imagine?!?! I want to have a day free of itching and inflammation on my skin. A day when I can actually operate in a body that does not get the “sugar slugs.”
So…today, I am making preparations to go sugar FREE. My testing ground will be the month of April. I needed to say this to you, my many witnesses, as it makes me more mindful of accountability. (Support and prayers are a great thing when you intend to make a major life change. Really!)
My Pledge: I hereby pledge to give up all obvious forms of that sweet goodness known as sugar for 30 days this April. Each time I feel that craving, pulling, taunting, teasing desire to partake of my personal poison and idol-of-choice, I will stop and pray, praise, read or recite.
What this means for you…
As a special treat, I will be giving away a copy of Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub.
1) Leave a comment on this post about what you would like to be FREE of. (Please indicate if you would like prayer on your behalf regarding your personal poison or idol-of-choice.)
2) You may comment between now and April 30, 2014. (There is no limit on how many times you comment. You will receive an entry per comment.)
3) The winner of this giveaway will be announced on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (The winner will be chosen via Random.org.)
4) In the event that no one enters this giveaway, a copy of this title will be donated to the public library. (I feel very strongly about giving back to others and to my community. I believe this book will be encouraging and helpful to many.)