Five Minute Friday: Good-bye


April 13, 2012 by Beth Hess

For an entire year we didn’t see each other. Ok, we saw each other, and sometimes I missed you, but I didn’t let you in.

Then one January night, I said “Hello” again. And it was sweet. And I wanted more. And we haven’t said Good-bye in 3 months now.

But when I let you in, I don’t feel good. For a moment perhaps, but never in the long run. And my reflection in the mirror is harder to take after too much time with you. I don’t like who I am when I crave you. I don’t like how you control my thoughts, cloud my judgment, and call me back to you after a small taste.

I feel better when we’re apart. I am stronger when I say “Yes, I see you, but I can’t let you in.”

So here we are at Good-bye. Again. Maybe for good this time.

Good-bye, sugar. Good-bye.


Join the 5-minute movement at The Gypsy Momma in her 5-Minute Friday challenge. Each week she posts a word. Set your timer for 5 minutes and just write. No stopping. No editing. Only 5 minutes. Just my style!


3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Good-bye

  1. Sarah Koci Scheilz says:

    Beth, love how you tackled this! Sugar . . . so sweet and yet so sour, yes? Enjoyed reading today.


  2. Nina Sage says:

    Beth, I just have to tell you, I love reading your blog entries. The story you wrote several months ago of your experience of going sugar free inspired me to give it a try. Back in January, it seemed that every time I turned around I would see an article, a tv segment, or hear that another celebrity had type two diabetes. Knowing I had the classic body type for this disease, I finally said enough! Then one morning I woke up and decided that day to go sugar free. Not only did I stop eating sugar, I stopped drinking pop and eating junk food. After doing this for three months now, my cholesterol has hugely decreased, the weight is coming off, and I am down 2 sizes already, and there is no sign of blood sugar issues. Like you, I thought I would try it for a couple weeks and see what happens….and within just a few days, the cravings were gone! Two weeks turned into 2 months, and I’m still hanging in there. Giving up sweets was something I thought I would never be able to do, but it’s working. And like you said, there is something powerful about just saying “no”. So please my dear friend, don’t beat yourself up for getting off track with being sugar free….”just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!”

    Love ya!



  3. Donna New says:

    Gotta beware of those controlling guys. Been there. Your 5 minute blog said it very sweetly.


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