On the 21st day of December .....
Friday, December 21, 2012
My name is adventureseeker, and I am currently on a sugar bender.
I held out as long as possible before Christmas. I felt soooo goood.
Sugar is really where I fall apart.
But lets see. Oh, I already know where I've wavered, taken that side step, and fallen completely off the rails.
Today, for starters. (and I say this all because I know, I KNOW I am not the only one here feeling the effects of Christmas. I also fess up so I can look back in a week's time or a year's time and see how far I will have come.)
For the last 3 days I've had a piece and a half of homemade baklava each day.
Oh yes! you say, that's being all controlled! Alas, no.
Today and the day before yesterday I've had a homemade ooey gooey cinnamon bun.
Yesterday I had a cupcake, homemade. Divine. Oh and of course I had to sample the tipsy alcohol-induced frostings I was making for them.
Today I've also sampled the upside down gingerbread pudding cake. With a dollop of cream.
Oh, and did I mention Tuesday I had 12 almond roca. And everyday this week I've had a couple of chocolates.
Today, in fact, I had half a box of those cocoa dusted truffles that I find to be simply divine. They were on my work desk, supplied for me by my secret Santa. HALF a freakin BOX.
Did I mention Sugar is MY bender of choice?
I don't feel well. I feel so much better when I don't eat the sugary items. They *taste* good, and that is what is confusing my taste buds and body. And I have that won't-go-away sugar headache.
And of course since sugar is like crack and highly addicting, my body is all 'MORE! MORE!'
What do people do if they are alcoholics? Allow themselves to moderately drink? bah. Not a chance.
And I don't know how to cut it out completely. Forever. Is that what alcoholics say?
I have started each day with a good intention to just work one thing in. ONE. But I can't hardly handle just ONE thing. But right now I don't even want to THINK about sugary foods because I've eaten too much today.
And I know after Christmas I will cut sugar out again and lose weight again and feel soooo much better.
But for now, I thought I needed to share. For myself.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I'm grinning as I read this (late, I know) because for about a month I told my husband I was on the "Elf diet" - you know, from the movie Elf, where the three main food groups are something like fudge, marshmallows, and cookies. I think Buddy throws maple syrup in there somewhere too.
Anyway, the week after Christmas, I had to shop for new pants for a job interview, and found out that the Elf diet is very bad for my hips. So, I'm trying to back off the sugar, too.
If you've never looked at it, you might find some good, not so sugary dessert-type ideas at www.ohsheglows.com. I'm loving that site lately.
1294 days ago
I think we're twins.
1301 days ago
Try to drink as much water as you can and exercise as much as you can... If that doesn't help with the cravings at least will help minimize the damage... Enjoy the season....
1308 days ago
Ahh the endless cycle. I know exactly how you feel because I am there...a lot. Okay so I started typing a response and it started looking like a blog lol. I will end it here by saying, I hope you can conquer the sugar monster and I truly understand. Great blog chica Btw, Almond Roca is the business!!
1311 days ago
Comment edited on: 12/24/2012 3:23:03 AM
at least you are aware it is happening.I wouldn't try to cut it out completely, but rather try to limit how much you have in a day. Sometimes I'll catch myself mindlessly reaching for more sweets and say "no, I don't need more, I'm just bored"
good luck and Merry Yule!
1313 days ago
knowing is half the battle
1313 days ago
I had cookies for breakfast. It is not my fauly, they were on my desk when I got in, as well as K-cup coffee (gift from a co-worker)
1313 days ago
I've been doing the same thing - at least 2-3 sugar cookies and 2 truffles a day!! But they're almost gone now, and I sent the rest of the cookies to Jason's work...
1313 days ago
Your problem with the sugar binge comes from the stress of the holiday seaon combined with the apparent availablitity of all kinds of sweet food in your vicinity. Beating yourself up real hard won't help. Relaxing, doing some breathing, maybe even meditating or taking a walk. These are the kind of things I recommend for stess reduction. Once you know it is related to stress, often just by naming that gives you clues on how to get control.
Also, I read an article on Spark recently that for many people it's best not to focus on losong weight during the holiday season. For them, it is best to just focus on maintaining. Best of luck to you, Glenn
1314 days ago
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