Monday, February 25, 2013
I have a HUGE sweet tooth. It is my downfall. I would pick any type of candy, cookie, cake, whatever before any salty snack you could put in front of me. I was so proud of myself to get through the holidays without gaining any weight. It was a TRUE challenge that had me stressed out for weeks at a time over the holidays. I finally decided to give in, and allow myself what I wanted to enjoy, and made up for it in exercise. Some may think I was weak to give in to the temptations, but I do not regret doing this. It was what got me through the holidays with at least some sort of sanity left. And like I mentioned, I didn't gain weight through the process, so I count it as a success. However, here it is the end of February, and funny how things turn out... That daily sugar craving is still there! I've always made room for having some kind of sweet thing each day through this journey. I've learned the hard way that deprivation doesn't work in the long run. But I think I need a reality check to get me off of this sweet-train. I'm incorporating too much of it into my daily meal plans, and I see that dependence coming back, and I hate that! It's making cravings much more difficult to abstain from. So, I'm trying something different this week. I'm challenging myself to 1 week without any deserts. Like I said, I have traditionally always alotted some room in my daily meal plan for some kind of treat (even if it was a Hershey's Kiss!), but I need to kick this sugar dependence in the butt again. I'm not a fan of deprivation, but this is 1 week, so I am mentally classifying it as a challenge instead of trying to tell myself I can never have it again. Today is the 1st day of this challenge, and of course, as soon as supper was over, I went to the pantry to see what I had that was sweet.... So, I quick closed the pantry and refilled my water glass. Gotta get out of that routine before it gets any harder! Wish me luck!