Why I Faced My Fat 1-Year Ago – It has been nearly one year since I started writing this blog, Facing MY FAT. Today, as I re-read my “About Me” page, I was reminded about my addiction to sugar. One year later, I have learned to moderate my sugar consumption (more often, than not). No longer do I bake something sweet every week and no longer do I crave ice cream or something sweet before bedtime. Sweets treats are still a part of my life but sweet treats are NOT the focus of my life.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane. I wrote the following blog post on January 25, 2016.
About Me – Facing MY FAT
The blog that couldn’t weight (pun intended)
It was Monday morning, January 25, 2016. One month after Christmas. After another weekend of ruminating about my weight, I said to my husband, “Hon, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not any better than many people who have addictions.” He asked, “Why is that?” I promptly replied, “Because I’m just as addicted to sugar as they may be to be to alcohol, cigarettes or snuff. It’s easy for me to think they could quit if they wanted too. And yet, I have my addiction too.
I’m addicted to sugar. I can never give up sugar and unhealthy carbs for any length of time. If I could, I’d probably lose weight. My addiction to sugar is really no different from their addiction to other substances.”
As I stared in to my make-up mirror, I couldn’t let go of this realization. Oh, I’ve thought about sugar before as an addiction, but never to this degree. The numbers on the scale continue to creep up every day, every week, every year. And, no matter how okay I think I look in a mirror, recent photos of myself proved otherwise. I’m overweight.
No More Excuses
My doctor recently ruled out any health issues as the cause. I had truly ran out of excuses. As I stared into the mirror, I acknowledged to myself, “I am fat, and it’s time, I face my fat.”
I said again to my husband, “I should start a blog called Facing MY FAT. Catchy isn’t it?
As with many of the, off-the-cuff, ideas that I’d come up with over the years, he replied, “Yeah right. Like you don’t already have enough to do.”He was right of course. I don’t have time to start a blog. I can barely keep up with all the web sites I already manage. But I really liked the idea and I have to put a stop to the constant weight gain. Maybe writing a blog about Facing MY FAT would help. Maybe writing a blog about my sugar addiction could help someone else. I invite you to follow along.
So here I am, writing a blog, Facing MY FAT. My Fat, being a play on the words, My Bad.
Facing MY FAT,