The past two weeks have quite likely been the best weeks I've ever had (in relation to food). The cravings are easily kept at bay. I feel good emotionally, physically and spiritually. I also feel very confidant and optimistic that I can make sugar addiction a part of my past, and a healthy relationship with food a part of my current life and the future. Yes, I am of the opinion that once an addict always an addict. However, I also believe that a person can overcome an addiction and have a lifetime of success at this.
There is still a small part of me that says "you've had similar feelings before." "Do you really think you can maintain sane, healthy habits for the rest of your life?" "Can you avoid sugar for the rest of your life?"
I don't know the answers to these questions. I can only take things one day at a time. Actually, it's more like one food choice at a time. I don't have to decide if I'm going to avoid sugar for the rest of my life. All I have to do at this very minute is make a decision about dinner tonight. And my decision is to treat my body with respect and eat black bean soup, some veggies, and some fruit. Tomorrow morning I only have to decide about breakfast. One food choice at a time.