The new me and my conclusion about sugar
Hi there. It’s been a while since my last blog post. I know. But I have something to share with you… I got married! Not only that, but, in the space of six months, I got engaged, I got a new job (for the time being anyhow), I had puppies – 7 of them (well, not me per say) – I married Mr Wright (that’s right, I’m now Kate Wright!), and all the while I am continuing to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. To say it has been a manic six months would not give this period of my life justice. So. Where to from here?
Let’s start with a few apologies. Firstly, sorry to those who have contacted me in the past few months. I have been lax with responding and I know I have missed a few of you all together. But I will respond to every email that I locate.
Secondly, the lack of posts these past few months is clearly evident. I intend to make up for that this year. Not only will I be posting more, but Inspired Mood will have a new look and there may be a newsletter in the pipeline.
Finally – and this is more a confession than an apology – I have not been a good role model. My blog has been built upon my sugar free self-experiment and yet in the past six months I have consumed a sordid amount of sugar. I don’t feel good about it – physically, not consciously – but (and here comes another confession) I am not going to give it up again.
It’s just so damn hard to give up sugar. There. I said it. Plus, I like it. What’s summer without ice cream? What’s winter without sticky date pudding? I just need to find a balance. Like the rest of the world’s population. I know it’s bad for me. I know it’s addictive. I know it gives me bad skin and causes me a little too much ‘pudge’ around the middle. But it seems to me that nearly everyone has something to complain about when it comes to food. Dairy, meat, bread – they’re all centre of attention most of the time. Today it’s sugar. The whole lot them – sugar and fat included – may be bad for you. But so is alcohol. So is pollution. We’re not all suddenly going to stop attending the local pub to avoid the occasional drink or start shooting off to outer space to get some clean air. The world has changed, and we have to adapt. Of course, while there are so many things I firmly disagree with regarding the food and health industries, if my experience this past year has taught me anything it is that life is all just one big experiment. And as long as we’re the ones with the power of knowledge and possess the entitlement to try things out for ourselves and then come to our own conclusions, then what more can we ask for?
Thank you for letting me seek some form of absolution in such confessions and my apologies. Hopefully I will not have need to write like that again!