“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.” – Jesse Owens
A few days ago I decided I’m going to get healthier and save my teeth from sugar. I had no idea it would become an inner invisible battle between myself, and I. A battle to rid myself of an addiction I never knew I had…. I always thought of addicts as drug users or smokers…why don’t they just stop? Me, oh so straight laced would never get addicted… Who knew sugar could so stealthily show up and addict me? Trying go without makes me feel jittery and lightheaded… I am fascinated by this actual, physical reaction!
On one hand I could rationalize: this is my body telling me that I NEED it. But my body does not need a twizzler. There is no redeeming quality to it whatsoever and our forefathers certainly did not consume sugar on a daily basis. It’s withdrawal. And quite literally a battle of the inner sort.