Saturday, October 20, 2012
After something like 79 sugar-free days, I told a friend that it was no problem having the Halloween candy where I could see it every day. That I've had no sugar cravings and was now totally in control. (smiling)
I bought candy that would not be attractive to me. Or so I thought. Last night, a cherry red Tootsie Roll Pop hopped out of its bag and followed me around all night. In fact, until I finished reading at 1 am.the bad angel on one shoulder had me almost tasting it, and convinced that one would not hurt. And then she said, well, have two or three - they're small.
It would have been nice to read and enjoy the sucker. But I knew that it would be my gateway drug and then I envisioned eating the entire pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving since I would, by then, be back on sugar.
My good angel and I won. But it was quite a battle, even though I haven't craved sugar. It is truly a case of "out of sight, out of mind." Like Pavlov's dog, when I started passing by the bags here at home, yikes! I'm still not going to put them away. I am determined to teach myself a lesson.
Wishing all a happy day.