Sugar, you are Fired

I traveled last week because Mike and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had a lot of fun! One night, we went out to eat and Mike had apple cobbler with ice cream. In times past, I might have dived into the cobbler with him, but this time I didn’t.

Instead, I had a couple of spoonfuls of his dessert and was perfectly satisfied.

What changed?

Sugar means something different to me now than it did when I suffered from sugar addiction.

Before, sugar used to mean “treat”, a way to make myself feel special, comfort or rest.

But now, sugar just means a sweet taste on my tongue. Eating it to excess means to me sinus problems, headache, itchy skin, constipation, and bloating.

Not appealing to me at all!

Do you see how the meaning you assign to sugar in your life can affect its appeal to you?

In my case, I’ve assigned sugar’s major roles in my life to other things:

  • Needing a treat or feeling special: That role has been assigned to a manicure/pedicure, walking in nature, a massage, or a hot bath with candles.

I’ve fired sugar in this role.

  • Needing Comfort: That role has been assigned to quiet time spent with the Lord, journalling my feelings, talking with my husband or a friend, or reading comforting scriptures.

I’ve fired sugar in this role too.

  • Needing Rest: I’ve assigned that role to a nap, spend quiet time with the Lord or listen to relaxing music.

I’ve fired sugar in this role too.

For too many years, I assigned sugar to fulfill roles in my life for which it was unqualified!

My life works much better and my health is better now that sugar is fulfilling the only role for which it is qualified – a brief sweet taste on my tongue.

I eat just enough to get the taste and am satisfied with that. Trying to fill up on it means a health disaster for me.

What about you?

What meanings have you assigned sugar in your life?

Is it qualified for these roles?

If not, what is something else that is better-qualified for the job?

Your health will thank you when you set boundaries for sugar and keep it in the only role for which it is qualified!

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him (Psalm 34:8)!”

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

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  • Thank you Tammie – I praise the Lord for His words of life!

  • Jane says:

    Kimberly I just have to thank you for your Christian words of wisdom!!! You are really helping more people than you realize. God bless you and your family! Jane. 🙂

  • Sandy Fine says:

    You are a very wise woman. I love your teachings!!!!!! Now to change my stinking thinking. Oh how I want to! Thanks for sharing.

  • gudissa says:

    this is perfect way of teaching me in simple and short so that i need always you to teach me where ever you are ,i need you thanks

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