Monday, June 23, 2014


Last week I decided to reduce my ingestion of added sugar for this whole week, starting today, Monday.  That means, no sugar in my morning coffee, reduce the intake of foods that have added amounts of sugar (pizza, breads, SWEETS) to a minimum.

Every morning I wake up and prepare myself a cup of coffee with milk and I use 3 teaspoons of turbonated sugar (this is what we Latinos call cafe con leche). 

So, I bought organic Half & Half (just 1gram of sugar) and Splenda instead of sugar just for this week.  

I noticed as soon as I woke up that inner voice suggesting "Go ahead, you can have the sugar.  Aw come on, it's just 45 calories and it will taste way better than the Splenda.  I give you permission." 

I caught myself, I observed what was going on in my head instead of just giving in to this suggestion.  Having the sugar seemed like an insignificant thing to do, what the hell. But I understood that once again, giving in would feel like I was breaking an agreement I had already made with myself, and would open up the door to just continuing doing so.  I know how that feels.  It feels like I'm not that important to myself.  I don't do that with other people.  Yet, I easily do it with myself, all of the time.  In just little things....I don't exercise when I say I am.  I eat what I have beforehand decided not to. 

I chose to honor my commitment.  I intend to do so for the rest of the day, and for the rest of the week.  Sticking to this decision and agreement makes me feel grounded. I acknowledge myself and honor my choices and my self-care.  It's simple and yet profound.  For me, this is one small step in my practice of honoring Me. 

More about me:  Savina Cavallo, YOU University Life Coach, Radical Self Acceptance

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