Last week I treated myself to a bag of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to keep in my desk at work. The intention was to have some little sweet bite during the day since I work so hard (sometimes). The intention was to practice a little self control. The reality however is that I overdosed on peanut butter cups nearly every day last week, and I no longer have any peanut butter cups left to provide myself with some form of afternoon delight. The reality is that I am addicted to sugar.
I think I’ve talked about going on a hiatus from eating refined sugars in the past, but this time it is real. I decided two nights ago that I would try to stick it out for the rest of the month.
So, how has it been going? Well yesterday I bought a 24 oz. Coke with my lunch. I rarely buy soda but for some reason decided I really wanted one. When I got back to my office with my coke and salad, I remembered the hiatus. So, it is sitting in the frig until I decide to take it home to the hubby or drink it myself. My salad was delicious even without it. Day one: a big fat sugar-free check mark.
Today is not over, so I can only tell you how it is going this far. Oh Today. Today a nice gal from one of the local hotels dropped off some information along with some delicious looking white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. I say delicious LOOKING because my wonderful BFF, Jenn, told me ever so sternly that I was NOT to eat a cookie. So, I have not eaten a cookie. I want to. But I won’t. Not today anyways. Oh, and did I mention that this is the very first time in over a year of working here that anyone has ever brought in cookies on a whim like that? Well, my boss brought cookies one day and we’ve had cake, but not anyone like that.
Don’t worry…I’m not going to bore you every day with stories of my attempt to go without refined sugars (I say “refined” because I still plan to have some sugar and some sweets, but am going for some “healthy” options). On a side note, I think they should actually be called vulgar sugars for all of the same variety of reasons that I have embarked on this mission.
Finally, let’s all celebrate tonight because it is the LAST day of winter!!! I’ll gladly raise a sugar-free, alcohol-free (remember the whole baby thing?) glass of some delicious beverage to the passing of winter!