I ate ice cream today. I justified it because we were getting ice cream to celebrate my son earning 7 stars on his goal chart. I justified it because it’s almost the end of summer weather. I justified it because I’m only 3 days away from the end of my experiment. I even justified it because I thought maybe I wouldn’t go crazy at the end of the experiment if I’d already cheated a little. Wow – most of those reasons are pretty lame.
It was delicious and definitely tasted very sweet. It also left me with a short burst of energy and more gas than I’ve had in a while. Lovely. I don’t think I’m lactose intolerant so maybe it was something else in the ice cream. In any case, I’m curious to see how my body reacts when I add other dairy back into my diet like whole milk Greek yogurt.
I’m definitely ready for this experiment to be over. While I’ve seen some great benefits (more stable energy throughout the day), it hasn’t really helped me in my quest to trust Jesus more, which is my ultimate reason for these experiments. I think I’ve focused too much on myself and haven’t relied on Jesus as much as I thought I would when I started this experiment.
For the next 3 days I’ll stick with no sugar and no caffeine, and then I’ll shift my focus. I can’t wait to share what I’ll be doing next!