So here we are at the end of day 3 of my life without refined sugar. Well, my life MOSTLY without refined sugar.
First of all, holy addiction, Batman! It is tough not having unlimited access to sweets. Well, not that I had unlimited access to sweets. But you know, I knew a guy who could get me some, if you know what I mean. And by “some” I mean sweets. And by “guy” I mean vending machine or those pesky candy bar fundraisers. You know, the “honor” fundraisers where some aunt or mom or grandpa sets out the candy bars in the break room with a sign saying “raising money for guns for babies” and you see that and think, “huh, ok, sure, I’ll buy a candy bar” and then there is envelope and you put money it and you take a candy bar.
I always feel guilty when I only have a $5 bill and I have to make change out of the envelope. “No, seriously, I put a $5 bill in and now I am getting four singles… see, one, two, three, four. Seriously.”
Anyway. We had one of those “fundraisers” in our second floor break room. Let’s just say, there are a lot of babies with guns out there.
So back to the issue at hand, I have been thinking about sugar a lot more than I realized that I did. Maybe it’s because I can’t have it? And I realize that it is good to let this sugar biz go for a while. I’m exploring new things – rice and veggies. Lots of bananas and berries and apples. Yum!
This is definitely going to take some time to get used to, but I think it is a worthwhile endeavor.
Have you ever noticed how many songs there are about candy?
“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…”
That’s about candy too, right?