I haven’t written in this blog for months. I’ve been doing my creative writing for sugar addiction management on my Connect app with Weight Watchers. It’s not my favorite place to write, but it has worked for me. Mostly.
Today I looked at this word press site and discovered that someone from India had looked at this old blog post. I read it over and smiled. But I wondered what the person who read it thought.
The purpose for me to publish my book (The I’m Possible Journey: Learning to Live with Sugar Addiction) was to have a reference to turn to as a help in managing my sugar addiction. I thought it would be nice to have something to remind me of where I had been and what I did to get out of the control of sugar.
A few weeks ago, someone asked me how my book was doing. I started to answer that the book scan report doesn’t show many sales, but then I answered that it was doing well. It had gotten me out of a tricky situation with food. And I was thankful to have it.
I’ve gotten many phone calls from marketers who would like to “sponsor” my book to increase sales. I’ve listened to a few of the pitches, but I realize the sponsorship is actually a pitch for me to pay them quite a bit of money for no guarantees of any returns.
The return on my investment of writing The I’m Possible Journey: Learning to Live with Sugar Addiction is that I am doing just that. Living with sugar addiction. I’m managing it. Sugar isn’t managing me.
Just yesterday, someone close to me was looking for something sweet to eat. There were lots of options and it occurred to me that having lots of sugary options available was an amazing thing. I used to eat them all. And buy more. Now I buy them because I know someone who will eat them responsibly.
Sugar is not something I eat. It’s just how it is. Not will power. Won’t power. I won’t go back to how I used to feel. I won’t be controlled by food. I don’t want sugar anymore. I just want Maureen!
There. I’ve written my first WordPress blog post in months. What do you think of that?