Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Pardon me while I ramble and pontificate for a few minutes.
In case you don't remember, I gave up sweets for the month of August and today is September 1st. And I did it. The whole month. No sweets.
First of all, I want to say this: People say to me, "Oh that's crazy, I could NEVER do that!" But here's the thing, no one ate more sweets than me. NO ONE. Seriously, ask my friends and husband. And that's why I wanted to challenge myself with this.
At the beginning of the month, my brother in law asked me what I was hoping to get out of this experience and at the time I really didn't know. It took the month for me to figure that out. I realized how much I use sweets as a crutch. Have a difficult day? Eat a brownie. Kids act bad? Make some cookies. And eat them. Mad about work? Get a snickers bar.
A month ago, even two weeks ago, I assumed that on September 1st, I would be running to the nearest Starbucks to get a huge mocha and a brownie. But now that it's here, I just don't want any sweets. In a discussion with a friend last night, I said that was an odd feeling and something I wasn't familiar with but there it is. We decided to not lose momentum and ...... wait for it......keep going.
I'm going to give myself the weekend because my brother in law is getting married and I'm going to be having myself some cake. And I'm doing a bridal breakfast for my future sister in law and I hired someone to make cinnamon rolls so I'm eating one of those. But other than that, sweets will now be reserved for very special occasions. My taste buds, but most importantly my mindset, have been changed.
And that, my friends, makes all the Chris Farley moments worth it.
PS I also lost over 5 pounds...so that isn't bad either.