I go through periods in my life where I have an addiction to an item. Usually, if I’m lucky, I’ll get sick of said item, or worse develop an allergy. Right now, I have an addiction to sugar cookies. I totally cannot get enough of them. I had them Saturday through Monday. After my last cookie on Monday, I thought I had my fill.
I just replaced it with Starburst jelly beans (Tropical flavor!). I’d put a few each night in a shallow bowl. It’s been working but of course tonight I had to pick up a couple of staples that I’d run out of. On the way to the store, I was thinking of sugar cookies. I get in the store and on the way to pick up a bag of spring mix salad, I pause at a table with containers of cookies. At first glance, I didn’t see any sugar cookies. I should have left then. But then I continued to search, I found them. Even at the ridiculously low price, I couldn’t buy that many sugar cookies. I’d never just eat 2 or 3 and then throw out the rest of the cookies. I reflected back to how hours earlier, I started at my body post-workout and thought, I like what I see. I worked off those sugar cookies, not to say I did gain anything (it’s a mental thing).
My best friend jokes that when I think I’ve gain weight, I cut out the crap that I’ve been indulging in and then workout like a fiend. I really don’t do anything extra in the gym. But the trick with the jelly beans has been a nice treat in the evening. It curbs my sugar craving.
I’m proud of saying no to the sugar cookies tonight. Another reason I could say no, they looked like some crap that a school cafeteria would bake. Yuck!