This Isn’t My First Sober Rodeo (Sugar Sober Series)

This is a repost of a letter I wrote to a friend in June 2011. I was six months into my Year of No Sugar. A YEAR. I finished and celebrated that milestone with a post about some of the things I’d learned. Or thought I’d learned. Because, tomorrow, I’ll…

The Secrets We Keep (Sugar Sober Series)

In April, my husband was diagnosed with diabetes. His symptoms came on suddenly, and a physical less than six months earlier didn’t even put his sugars on the borderline. Even the doctor was stunned that his numbers jumped so much so quickly. Overnight, our food world shifted. My husband was…

Ground Rules (Sugar Sober Series)

A few thoughts I want to get out of the way early in this process. Sugar Sobriety, to me, means eliminating sweets, desserts, sweet tea, sugared drinks, donuts, anything frosted/glazed/sprinkled, sugared additives like chocolate syrup or sugar in coffee. Yes, I know there is refined sugar in things like ketchup…

Beginning Again. Again. (Sugar Sober Series)

There is a Chinese Proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” I wish I could say that I got free from sugar and other addicting food habits 20 years ago. But I didn’t. So all I have…

For When God Gets Loud. And Very Clear. (Word of The Week)

When the opportunity was presented, I could hardly catch my breath. It was a goosebump, hair-raising unveiling of what felt like something even better than I had been hoping for. Like the round peg that has been living in the square hole would finally find a perfect home. A long-awaited…