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Candy Christmas Sleighs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It has to be said.. I have a serious weakness for sweet treats. I'm a bottomless pit when it comes to all things sugary and delicious. If I'm left unattended with unlimited access to a dessert tray or candy dish, I can almost guarantee that I will continue eating until it's all gone - even if it might take me a few sittings to polish off.

Sugar is my worst addiction when it comes to getting healthy - a single taste of it can (and will) kickstart three days' worth of insatiable cravings for more. I become obsessed and nearly possessed wanting more. Picture a zombie, but one who wants sugar instead of brains - that's me. Some people are able to ration themselves and have just a tiny bit every day, but I've tried, and that strategy just doesn't work for me. When it comes to sugar, it's gotta be all or nothing in order for me to keep my focus.

Since I've decided to get back on board for a healthy lifestyle, I've been trying to sever my relationship with sugar by simply not having any... at least, none of the blaringly obvious sources. No sugar in my coffee, no candy, no chocolate, no baked goods, or any other junk foods. Today is Day 3 of my sugar detox and I'm feeling pretty awesome.

I put my willpower to the test last night when my friend Miranda and I got together to do some Christmas crafts. Although I cannot usually trust myself with access to delicious treats, I opted to make the adorable "Candy Christmas Sleighs" I'd found on Pinterest:

I made ten of them and I'm very proud to say that despite working hands-on with scrumptious treats and enduring the delicious smells of peppermint candy canes and chocolate for an hour and a half, I didn't eat a single piece of anything.

I may not have worked out last night, but I exercised some serious self-control! That counts as fitness minutes, right? :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRIVING4HEALTH 11/14/2012 1:14PM

    Good for you! Sugar is so hard to stay away from, especially around this time of year, so great job!

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JENVAMPVEGAS 11/14/2012 12:27PM

    OMG those are so cute! Great job! And, woohoo for the willpower! emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/14/2012 10:39AM

    Those are so cute!!! And YAY on not eating any candy lastnight!! emoticon

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LISA_SUMNER08 11/14/2012 10:15AM

    Absolutely! That's a serious workout right there! Good for you! emoticon

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