It has been one week since I eliminated sugar, honey, corn syrup and caloric sweeteners in general from my diet. I feel good. I feel pretty clear headed. I did have some compulsive eating Friday and Saturday (salty things), but it was limited (read: not a gazillion calories, not a "let's throw in the towel" experience, I made a decision to stop and was able to do it).
I lost about 4 lbs, which seems good to me, since I wasn't in any sense "dieting" (trying to control calories, etc.).
This week I am trying to be healthier overall. Perhaps limiting (or eliminating) flour, or those salty things of which I spoke.
Thanks for all your good words of support. I am still trying to get a fix on the spiritual aspect of all of this. Stay tuned.