Sunday, June 19, 2011
My problem has always been my GIGANTIC sweet tooth. After each meal, I want/crave (not need, obviously) something sweet. On day one of orientations I end up with a cookie (or two or three....) and an ice cream treat at the end of the day. Day two of orientation has less temptation and I don't typically indulge in a treat.*
*I define treats as those extras of the day that I don't need: cake, cookies, pie, brownies, churros, ice cream, candy, and even soda.
Lately I have been having sugar binges that I don't quite understand but I definitely know that I feel horrible afterwards. Last week a friend picked up a bag (larger bag) of Skittles since I had been craving them for at least a week. Throughout the week, I did serious damage to that bag! I am not normally a candy person either but it was something I craved and took enjoyment in almost every evening. Last week I also found the yummiest oatmeal raisin cookies in the box lunches and indulged in one (or two or three...) when given the opportunity.
I have been able to cut down on my soda consumption from where I was when orientations started. Coffee, on the other hand, has been a pretty strong addiction that I just don't think will be stopping during this orientation.
Anyway, the whole point of this whole thing is to say that my sugar addiction must stop.
I am not one of those people that can just take it a little bit at a time either.
I will still be eating things with sugar in them but just not treats (as defined above) with the very occasional soda and the every other day coffee.
I don't like that I crave sugar all day long or especially after a meal. I will indulge if I am out celebrating something or enjoying time with my co-workers but as far as the daily temptations, they have just got to go!