Monday, April 25, 2011
Remember when I mentioned that I have a terrible sweet tooth? I wasn't joking. The weekend before last I went to a wedding and I had 2 slices of chocolate cake & a slice of white cake. The next Monday at work I ate 2 large slices of a celebration cake, then went home and had 2 cups of frozen yogurt. On Thursday I had 11 donut holes. Yes, this is a problem.
Why? Multiple reasons, including "I don't want to gain weight" and "over time too much sugar will catch up with me and make me fat," but those are the trivial reasons. The important reasons to curb this sweets addiction are that A) sugar slows my body down & makes me feel sluggish, B) I should be finding pleasure in other things than the comfort of sugar, and C) I want to start having children in the next few years & what I eat is what they will eat (literally in utero, and then I will lead by example as they get older).
So, what am I going to do?
Plan A: cut out sweets all together! yeah, tried that. not so much. ended up with horrible headaches and then binged on sugar.
Plan B: Werther's Caramel Hard Candies
What??? How is that going to help??
Well, you see, the times that my sugar issues are the worst are when I am at work and junkie treats are left on the break room table. I can't resist. The smell of icing drives me crazy. Soooo... yesterday I bought a package of Werther's (actually 2 packages, because it was buy 1 get 1 free). This morning I brought the package to work and put it in my break room locker. Now the plan is to reach in my locker and grab a 23 calorie hard candy to suck on when I really want the treats that are sitting on the break room table.
Sugar in high amounts is as dangerous as drinking poison. I can do this. I need to do this. For my health & for the health of my future children. My grave will NOT say, "here lies Holly who died of sugar overdose."