We did it. We survived two moves. Three weeks at the parents house. A horrific flu. Not being able to find anything. Oh, wait. That’s still happening. You know how socks disappear in the dryer every.single.time. Why is that? Well, I’m pretty sure moving boxes quadruple while they sit in storage. My kitchen is full and there are still unopened kitchen boxes. That does NOT make sense since this kitchen is bigger than my last. They multiplied, I tell ya. Plus, can someone please tell me why I need such an insane amount of kitchen appliances, gadgets, pots, pans, baking dishes, etc. It’s ridiculous. I even purged before we moved and it’s still beyond the normal amount anyone should have. Yet, I still want to buy egg cups. And taco shell holders. And every other totally unnecessary new fangled kitchen gadget. #ihaveaproblem
Speaking of probs. I really, seriously do have a big one. S-U-G-A-R. I love it. I have an addiction to it, for real. Not just cravings but get-in-your-car at who-knows-what-time to grab a twister from Foster’s Freeze. Or run down a girl scout for more of that beautiful green box of cookies to stock my freezer. My mouth is watering just thinking of the chocolate covered minty crunch. Mmmmm. It’s a problem, I know. So this start of something new does not just entail a new home to decorate. A new home to get used to. A new home to unpack in. A new home that – so far – we really like! This new thing is the fact that I will be eating… NO MORE SUGAR. You have no idea how scary it is for me to put that out there. It means I can’t just change my mind and pop a donut in 5 minutes. It means I have you, my virtual internet friends holding me accountable. It means I actually have to do this thang. Now, don’t be crazy. I’m not giving up sugar for the rest of my life or anything. That would be completely impossible for this sweets-lovin’ gal.
About a month and a half ago giving up sugar sounded like a fantastic idea. I decided to do it for lent. I’ve never observed lent before. I grew up in a Baptist church and never knew much about it. Need proof? I once told someone at the grocery store that they had something on their forehead. It was Ash Wednesday. It was ashes. On purpose. Duhhhhhh. And then that month and a half passes and I’m 100% reconsidering my decision. Yesterday I literally GORGED beyond belief on shuuuuugaaaa. Two donuts, one chocolate drizzled cookie of some sort, two full sodas, and – as if that wasn’t enough – right before bed I realized it was my last hoorah and downed an entire sleeve of frozen thin mints. You guys, I’m totally not joking. And, yes I have a headache today and feel like I’m in a sugar coma. I have always had a love affair with sugar. Specifically, chocolate. And baked goods. And soda. Ok, all of it. Give me ALL OF IT.
So, for the season of lent (today through April 2nd), I will attempt to not eat sugar. I am allowing myself natural sugars (i.e., fruit, raw honey). Are thin mints considered natural? Oh my. What am I getting myself into?! I’m also dragging two people down with me. My dear friend/coworker and the hubs. They are joining me. The two people I spend the most time with have committed to join me! How cool is that?! #blessed So far today? I’m doing ok. I wanted a cookie but I didn’t do it. I’m still in my sugar hangover from yesterday. Pray for me. I’m gonna need it. Oh, and I need someone to stop by and take the remaining sleeve of thin mints out of my freezer. You may have to pry it out of my hands but please do it. I won’t survive knowing they are in there! Possible dessert non-sugar recipes coming soon… Maybe? If they are actually edible… Does that even exist? A dessert with no sugar that tastes good? I’m on a quest…