When it comes to us cupcake fanatics (and cake fanatics in general), there are those of us who are Team Cake and those of us who are Team Frosting. I am Team Frosting all. the. way. Don’t get me wrong, it’s obviously the combination of the two that makes it so great, but adding a little extra frosting on top only makes things better. Amiright?
Fast-forward to another night this past weekend. I finished dinner, which of course meant it was time for dessert. I had a serving of a No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake that I had prepared that afternoon. But I couldn’t stop there. Greg was eating some Peanut M&Ms and I couldn’t resist. I told myself I’d just have a couple. Yeahhhh right. About 20 M&Ms later, I became angry at myself for going overboard and took the bag back to the freezer (side note – if you don’t already, I highly recommend storing your M&Ms in the freezer. They even better sucking on them cold!)
Why can’t I just have a single serving of a sweet treat and call it a night? Why do I always have to go back for more when I’ve clearly had my dose of sugar?
It wasn’t always this way either, but over the past several weeks I’ve noticed myself continually going back for more even after I’ve just finished a bowl of fro yo with whipped cream and sprinkles and a piece of chocolate and, and, and…
Call it lack of self-control or an over-active sweet tooth. But I’m diagnosing myself with a sugar addiction. A real, true, serious sugar addiction.
That is why this week I’m challenging myself. I’m not eliminating sugar completely, but I am drastically cutting back. I bought those Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Bliss candies, and counting on those to keep me sane. I am allowing myself two of those each night this week as dessert and that is it! Greg is here to hold me accountable in case my self-control falters. I told him if I try to eat candy or fro yo or any junk food after dinner, besides my allotted two pieces of chocolate, that he needs to yell at me to go get an apple!
I don’t want to say I can’t eat a post-dinner snack if for some reason I feel hungry, because I think it’s important not to let myself feel deprived. Instead, I’ll have a piece of fruit or a small bowl of this granola (link to recipe can be found below). Something with substance and nutritional value.
I’m hoping cutting back this week will remind me what a normal, healthy serving of sweets is and then I can proceed with life as usual, eating controlled portions again.
Okay, so I know I’ve practically written you a novel today, but I needed to get this out. Thanks for reading and pray for me that I stay focused with my goal this week!
The recipe for the granola shown above can be found here. (It’s called Crunchy Quinoa, Toasted Almond and Dark Chocolate Brown Butter Granola. Ummm yeah, you want to make it!!)