Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sugar and Stress

What is it about sugar that eases stress?

Since we started the house situation, all I want some days is something sweet. For years I haven't been able to eat sugar or starch, but after drinking white oak bark tea, sugar doesn't seem to bother me quite as much.

I can say that but at the Super Bowl party on Sunday I ate every dessert there: rum cake, blackberry cobbler and ice cream, fruit something or other, a cinnamon something, chocolate cake. Of course, I didn't go to sleep until 5:00 the next morning either! All night I wrote a new book titled, "When Children Break Their Parent's Hearts."

The past few days have been more stressful than usual. So far I've had a cheese Danish at Starbuck's, a soy ice cream carob bar and a miniature Hershey (from the bowl we have out for the house lookers.) I don't know if I'll sleep tonight or not.

I wish I would go pray instead of eating sugar. I pray all the time but right now nothing seems to be able to take the place of sugar.

I remember once long ago when I could eat sugar and was in stress. Instead of wanting to eat, I couldn't eat and lost so much weight. Why can't I do that now? Why is sugar my answer? Rhetorical question, but if you have the answer, please let me know.


  1. I, too struggle with feeding my heart instead of my stomach. I continue to pray for you. GOD does NOT desire for you to be worried or upset. I know that is hard, but we have to try.
    One of the hardest things I have prayed for my kids, but one of the most affective things has been and still is:

    Father please do "whatever" it takes to get them totally and completely into your will.

    I prayed this for all of them, but most especially for our most rebellious young adult child who was going down the wrong path. I was at the end of my rope and had tried everything else. Honestly, I had NO where else to go for help. I had been praying, but never this prayer. The thing about this prayer is TOTAL restrictions. I gave it completely to GOD and it worked. She is a productive young adult, now....doing very well.

    Hope this and hugs, andrea

  2. I think Andrea's comment is great. I had been addicted for years....used things to numb out what I didnt' want to feel. I finally learned to release the overwhelming feelings through writing, running and art. Sugar is a rush...its soothing. Praying for you..praying that whatever you need God will meet that need in the way only He can. Stay strong ok. Sarah