Sugar! Sugar! Everywhere…..have you ever noticed that sugar is in just about everything! Its unbelievable! I have recently begun to “give up” sugar and, let me tell you, it is a much bigger task than I originally imagined – mainly, because sugar is hidden in so many things. Getting sugar out of my diet is much more than ridding the pantry of cookies, cereal and other obvious sweets! BUT…I am trying.
And I am making good progress; however, last night I completely “fell off the, er, sugar truck”! And I felt miserable. After all the convincing myself that one dessert would be okay, I didn’t really enjoy it that much (believe it or not, it was too sweet) and, afterwards, I wasn’t happy – instead, I was so disappointed with myself and regretted my decision.
Funny….compromise is often like that. Of course, some situations in life demand compromise – but a lot of compromises simply are excuses to give in, or cross the line, or to give ourselves permission to do something we should not be doing. Those compromises always lead to regret.
Eating a truly too rich dessert is not the end of the world….but you can be sure I will remember that sticky sweet feeling of remorse when tempted with other areas of compromise – no thanks! You can’t have it both ways…and, for me – its a sugar-free (compromise free) life!!