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pour some sugar on me. . .

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So, this one time about 4 weeks ago i attempted to give up sugar. I mean not really ALL sugar- just baked goods and candy. Because baked goods and candy was making up exactly 110% of my daily diet.  I was promised that after a few days i wouldn’t even miss the added sugar- that i’d feel awesome about my decision and life would be super. i was doing swimmingly , and felt like i was looking younger and tighter than I’ve felt in like oh  around 2 year and 9 months. but sometimes when i start “cheating” it turns into a downward spiral out of control.  and that’s exactly what happened.

issue one. its the most wonderful time of the year for any candy lover. EASTER CANDY TIME. i swear this time of year is the best for all things chocolate eggs, solid chocolate giant bunnies, jelly beans, more red jelly beans, and sugar coated marshmellows.

issue two. pesky wonderful girl scouts. those sweet faced cookie monsters HAVE to be supported. its un-american to say no when a neighbor comes by with a puppy dog face and then you somehow end up with no less than SIX boxes of cookies.

issue three. lex’s birthday. which definitely involved more than one baked good celebration. i mean she had a party AND a birthday. who am i to not party hardy with my two year old when she’s demanding cake and cake pops? it would be downright rude and unmotherly.

i keep promising myself that tomorrow will be the day to re-set the sugar clock and start again. . . but everydamnday those girl scout cookies demand to be eaten. . . for breakfast.

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  • March 25, 2014 - 3:24 am

    Jenny - My friend I have no advice except I feel your pain…. yesterday was my first day without chocolate (which pretty much means no baked goods or candy either) and we’ll see how it goes. Like as I have such low expectation I didn’t even set a timeframe. The feel better part? I didn’t see it – I was tired and missed my nap time chocolate de-stress fix! And now I want girl scout cookies! 🙂

  • March 25, 2014 - 4:20 am

    Ehayes - Maybe it’s an Erin thing, but two peas in a pod. I just got in trouble for eating all the m&ms out of the trail mix oops

  • March 25, 2014 - 5:27 am

    Jess - Yeah….we started a “low-carb” (basically, no starch or sugar) diet that was going so well until the EIGHT boxes of Girl Scout cookies that I ordered arrived on my desk at work. I shared some with my students, and brought home a box of thin mints that lasted an entire weekend…I was quite proud of us, actually. Then I ate about 4 Samoas every morning with my coffee. I didn’t feel guilty at all because they are SO DAMN GOOD. And I buy a Cadbury egg every time I go to the grocery store. How can you not?

  • March 25, 2014 - 6:21 am

    Sara - Ummm yeah. Totally have the same problems with Girl Scout cookies!! Trying to get rid of them too!!

  • March 25, 2014 - 6:50 am

    julie - Give me all the girl scout cookies! They are seriously my weakness. The 4 boxes Jon brought home last week are almost gone. Oops?

  • March 25, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Lauren - Any suggestions on how to curb it or how you previously curbed it. Feel like my sugar cravings are out of control. Did hear that sometimes happens with breastfeeding, but would love to take control of it. Love any words or wisdom.
    🙂

  • March 25, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Megan @ HNL - Ha! So un-American to say no to Girl Scout cookies!!! Love it! 😉 You look great girl, go splurge on a few sweets.

    xo
    Megan
    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

  • March 25, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Lauren - I can totally relate! My sweet cravings are especially out of control since I’m pregnant. I could easily (and have!) eat a whole box of thin mints in one sitting. Those things are way too addicting!

  • March 25, 2014 - 10:27 am

    sara - ughhhhh this is the hardest thing ever. Maybe try upping your water intake? I had to give away all our girl scout cookies because I would eat one (or three or seven) every time I walked past the kitchen… And I regret giving them away every day. Ha!

  • March 25, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Karra - Samoas are my jam. Literally could down a whole box.

  • March 25, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Colleen - <— ate a donut and donut holes for breakfast + two cups of almost white coffee.

    I have a serious sugar addiction too. Keith always tells me giving it up is easy after a few days but it is NEVER easy for me. Grrr.

  • March 25, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Brittney - I feel you sister. My advice…eat all of the girl scout cookies. Once they’re out of the house THEN you can swear off sugar. At least that’s what I tell myself. 🙂

  • March 25, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    Courtney B - Girl, you are tellin’ me! I’ve done SO well with not buying any Easter candy (and it’s my fave, waaah!!) but those stupid GS cookies? This is my first year ever buying them and I can’t. stop. I pre ordered 4 boxes of cookies and then on Saturday I bought 2 more and cleaned out half a box in less than 2 minutes. I need to hide from the world until Easter ends.

  • March 25, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    Elizabeth - I don’t know what it is about Girl Scout cookies that get me. every. single. time. I ordered some through my friend’s niece…who lives in New Jersey…in the snowmageddon storm of the century all winter. I would see people post about the cookies and get so sad that I didn’t have mine. I would deny the Girl Scouts at the grocery store because my FIVE boxes were on their way. Seriously. I have a problem!
    PS Good choices in your pic! I have those kinds in my freezer waiting for me 🙂

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