Friday, November 16, 2012
Well overall I've had a good week for eating. I stayed within my calorie range until today. I came home hungry and had to babysit my niece and nephew without DH - I ordered Chinese to make dinner easy and stuffed 4 snickers minis in mouth before I could stop myself. Actually that's not entirely true. It was conscious this time. I thought about the bad choice I was making and decided I would give in to temptation, log it all, and accept it. Why? I don't know.
As I think about the week, even though it was calorie conscious, I did give in to the temptation of at least one sweet a day. An oreo here or there, a square of dark chocolate, and now 4 snickers. Oh the devil in disguise, chocolate is thy name. Although I was hoping to eradicate sugar from my life quickly and without efffort, I suppose that little granulated bugger is a more insidious foe than I expected.
The first week of the beyond sugar challenge is just to have an awarness of your habits, so I guess I can take some solace in the fact that logging it all has kept me aware. I will need to perform a sugar exorcism if I really expect to carry this off. But, here is the pivotal question: do I want to shoot for purism, or do I want to just seriously cut down. Two different perspectives: it would be nearly impossible (and therefore maybe defeatist) to be 100% sugar free, but if I have real addiction behavior, can I expect to regulate it without having binge behavior?
Oh sugar, sugar...