Monday, October 6, 2008

Confessions: Part 3

Confession number three is: I am addicted to sugar. I eat it all day long every day. I start the morning with a spoonful of white sugar on my grape-nuts or cheerios. I then have a whole bunch more in my Caramel Macchiato. I usually have a few nibbles of whatever my kids are snacking on (whether that be a pop-tart or cinnamon raisin bagel). Moving on to lunch....I always manage to find something sweet to eat after my boring sandwich. Either chocolate chips or marshmallows or caramels.....or all three mixed together! After dinner, I will search my cupboards until I find some sort of treat. If nothing immediately grabs my attention, I will just go ahead and make a batch of cookies or a Texas Sheet Cake!
So my problem really cannot be solved by just taking "candy" out of the house. I will go to great lengths to make something sweet to eat if I need to. If I don't have something convenient to pop in my mouth....I will make something out of basic baking ingredients. For me, it is not possible to take all tempting treats out of the house...it would be a sad day for my husband if he could not have sugar on his cereal.....who could eat grape-nuts without sugar? Not me! I cannot take simple baking staples out of my house. Instead of making this issue about the circumstances around me...I am going to make this about me - just me. I am going to challenge myself to a diet without sugar for........one week. Yes, I said one week. Not one month. Not one year. I have very little faith in myself that I am going to make it even one week. I do have two things in my favor at the moment: (three, if you count the Pizookie in my belly......mmmm, that was yummy!) one: I am writing about it on my blog, and two: I made a pact with three of my friends tonight (yes, their bellies are also full of Pizookie) that we would go without sugar for one week.
I have two questions for you my faithful readers: Do you think I can do it? Are you willing to join me?
Start time: NOW!

6 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm in, do we really have to start now or can I finish off the Halloween candy first? J.K. I'll start now since I feel completely responsible for your sugar addiction, considering the fact that when I was pregnant with you I sometimes ate 4 Hostess cupcakes in a row, mmmmmmm yummy, OK I'm starting now, I'm scared , what about the weekend?

Cindy said...

I forgot to say , YES, you can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Teri said...

I accidentally put my comment for this post on the post above, but I guess it still applies :)
I will be cheering for you!

Allison Vasquez said...

I absolutely, completely am the same way. After lunch and dinner it's like I NEED sugar. I've been known to make waffles with real maple syrup for dessert because I couldn't find any dessert in our house and I had to have my sugar! No way, could I, or would I go one entire week without. Sorry, no support here.

Laura said...

Yes, yes, yes, I'm in......I know we can do it.....accountability is awesome if you're honest, so no lying Heather.....if I'm going without, you are too! I'm kinda excited to do this because it helps remind me that sugar is NOT in control, I am (I mean God is). Here's to the 6 days and 12 hours to go....it won't be easy, but I know we can do it!

Allie said...

I will cheer you on but I don't think I could commit, that sounds awful! However, I do enjoy my grapenuts with fresh berries on top and no sugar.