I Haven’t Had Sweets In 132 Days

No cookies, pies, cakes, candy, ice cream, cinnamon rolls, nothing. That’s a long time for me. When I started a 40-day Daniel Fast on May 22, 2011, I didn’t know I would keep sweets out of my diet. But I have. Sweets are my weakness. They are my alcohol, my meth, my tobacco, my porn. Not only that, but I’ve done research that says sugar could very well be a big culprit to the cholesterol issues that have plagued me for my entire adult life. Over the past three years I have done a really good job on my portion control and not stuffing myself silly at meal times. I can honestly tell you that in nearly three years, I have not made myself miserable in eating too much. And that’s a big deal for a food addict, y’all. But, I cannot say that I’ve been successful in the sweets area. Oh, I want to be, but it’s just hard. They taste so good. But the moment I start to eat sweets, my body wants to eat more. I’m not saying that I’ll never have sweets again because I just can’t go there in my mind. I literally take it day by day just like a drug addict or alcoholic does with their drug. I turn 41 years old today. I’ve never had a birthday where I didn’t eat cake. Today will be the first.

20 thoughts on “I Haven’t Had Sweets In 132 Days

  1. Happy birthday, friend! And congratulations on your sweet-free life. It’s amazing what a hold they can have on us (I’m right there with ya in my own weakness for them). Keep going! You can do it! I’ve been thinking of doing the same lately so this is such a good challenge for me – maybe in 132 days I’ll say, “I haven’t had a sweet since Cindy Beall’s birthday.” 🙂

  2. Have a very happy birthday! Kudos for the stand against sweets! Maybe someone will buy you a birthday (insert favorite non-sweet food here) and start a new tradition!

  3. First..Happy Birthday my sweet friend!! It is the most important day of the year, is it not? Second…you are my hero for giving up sweets. I think we might have been separated at birth in that department. I’ve been feeling really convicted lately in regards to how I use food. You have inspired me…but what’s new? Love you.

  4. So awesome yes you inspire me as well, sweets are really bad for me as well I have asthma 🙁 so when I eat them I have a hard time breathing. So I have slowly been taking them out of my life, its hard when my hubby buys candies I love or makes pies. I need to move away until they have gone. (jk)

  5. No birthday cake today but there will be some guacamole and enchiladas tonight after an hour long surprise birthday massage and a shopping trip to go buy some jeans and boots. Love Birthdays! love you baby

  6. @Chris Beall…
    Fyi, Chris, enchiladas & guacamole = “Texas Cake”. Sounds like my beautiful friend is having an awesome birthday. Send her lots of love from Georgetown!

  7. WOW….I am so impressed. I know exactly what you are talking about with sweets. It is like a drug to me. I am so weak when it comes to sweets. Would you mind praying for me with this issue? I need to consider this myself. Thanks for your example

  8. Oh…and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m such a dork…you got me all thinking so deeply there I forgot the main reason I got on here!!

  9. This post really hit home to me. Cindy, thank you for posting this message. Cindy I have never thought about my over abundance to food as an addiction like you put it out there and boy you hit the nail on the head with me!! Thank You so much. Regina

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