Saturday, August 18, 2007

My Theme for the Week - "No Sugar"

A funny thing happened this week. After attending a series of classes that our church has been hosting regarding healthy living I was very convicted about the amount of soda I consume and the amount of sugar my family consumes. So, after discussing my concerns with my family we agreed we were somewhat flawed in our eating habits! Particularly, the youngest in our family.

While I am not promising that a Diet Coke will never again cross these lips, I have not had a soda or much sugar since Wednesday. I don't miss it until I venture out into the world and am surrounded by delicious temptations. I do believe in moderation, but for now I am trying to seriously get as many chemicals out of my system as I can.

Now, the funny part. The Husband got an offer to work for the soda company of all soda companies. We find that somewhat ironic. I wouldn't want him to go work at a tobacco company, and now I've pretty much added soda to the list of dangerous foods we will rarely, if at all, partake in. Hmmmmm...... Is this compromise or survival? He will be taking an actual pay cut for the first month there (which hardly seems possible!) during training, but then after that the pay will be better than what he makes now. Hopefully, it will lead to even better positions down the road. We've been waiting a loooooooong time for a job breakthrough and I am really thankful for this. We will be without health insurance for 2 months until his new benefits kick in so that is a bit of a concern. I'll have to start looking for something short-term that won't cost us $1000 a month.

And, they do make my most favorite bottled water....so that's okay, right?

3 comments:

Classic MaMa said...

You are a braver woman than I.
-The Dr. Pepper/Bob Lover

Beautiful Grace said...

Great news on the job!!!

May the Lord strengthen you as you break the sugar habit. :)

Blessings!!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

Congrats on the breakthrough with the job. And on the soda sacrifice. I've wondered about the coffee thing, on and off. Mostly when I'm NOT drinking a big cup of its warm, nutty goodness. If I had to choose coffee or Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi, I'd keep the coffee. You are keeping coffee, right???? :)