"Hello my name is Amy and I'm a Sugar Addict"....
Most people know by now that I am a distributor for FirstFitness. Knowing this, some people constantly watch what I eat and question me. If my brother-in-law catches me "cheating" he is quick to point it out. (He has lost over 20 lbs, so he's entitled!)
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." - James 5:16
I have to confess that since we took the youth group to Universal Studios, I have been on a roll, let's say a big, fat jelly-roll! I did pretty good while I was on the trip, but coming back and having my mother-in-law in the hospital, I have fallen into the fast food rut. I've found that one mishap leads to another.
Now, none of this is an acceptable excuse for my behavior. There are healthy choices available even at Wendy's and McDonald's.
You see the truth is, before I lost 20 lbs with Suddenly Slim! back in May, I was a sugar addict. Just like any addict, once you get a taste of the poison, you just want more. In the past 5 days, I have been off the wagon and I mean BIGGIE time! We're talking ice cream, Apple Crumble from Red Lobster, cheddar biscuits, garlic bread, Snickers, Chips Ahoy, M&Ms, Wendy's Chicken Nuggets and the list goes on...
So, the wages of sin is death and the wages of sugar, grease and fat are pure misery, (with a side of parasites)! I have been bloated, tired and lazy, nauseous, constipated, gassy, and grumpy, not to mention that my skin is dry and blemished and my hair is falling out! Now, you're thinking this is extreme and I'm exaggerating, but it's just the absolute, cold, hard truth, with nothing held back! (Remember, I said I was here to be real!)
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." -1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Today is a new day my friends! Today, I am back on the wagon! I am restoring the temple, giving it a good cleansing and starting over with the 10-Day Program, not for weight loss, but for good health! This program is designed to help cleanse and detoxify the intestinal system. A cleaner intestinal system helps enhance the absorption of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts, thereby, optimizing weight management. Fortunately, I haven't yet gained a lot of weight ( < 2 lbs) as a result of my over-indulging, since my body's "set point" has been reset already. (More about "set point" later.)
I can't wait to tell you more about how cleansing improves your energy, mental clarity and overall health! But enough for now, go out and have a fabulous Monday and thanks for allowing me to confess!