Two fudgey, chocolaty, delicious looking brownies are sitting all sultry-like in my refrigerator. Untouched, unsniffed and uneaten.
Saddest thing you’ve ever seen. Truly.
But, this has been an exercise in resolve. Determination. Perseverence. Discipline.
“Emmmmmily… oh, Emmmmmmmiiiiiilllyyyyy!”
Can you hear them too? It’s the brownies! They are calling for me.
I. Must. Stay. Strong.
Ok, all kidding aside. It has been rough giving up my refined sugar habit. And I say habit because that is exactly what it became over the years. If I couldn’t think of something, I’d just go get a “hit” of sugar. If I finished lunch, but wanted to make the lunch hour more satisfying – Sugar!
Without it, I realize that I am somehow LESS anxious. Less concerned about what I’m going to eat. I know that if I eat a satisfying meal, I don’t have to stress because of all of the extra dessert calories. I know that sounds strange, but I think that I would go into a nice meal that included dessert knowing that I was going to feel bad afterwards – knowing that I would regret it. But now, I feel like I can eat a meal and be satisfied and not upset – does that make sense?
I wish I could tell you that I’ve lost a lot of weight doing this. I’m down a total of 4 lbs. It’s not great. It’s the same 4 lbs that I feel like I am constantly losing and gaining and losing. But at least I’m down and not up, right?
And really, it’s not the brownies that concern me right now anyway. It’s the compromising situation that I found Ed in when I got home tonight. It’s everything you’d expect to find on Entertainment Tonight: Scandalous. Scintillating. Skanky.
… more on that after the commercial break!