Saturday, November 2, 2013
Every year the Halloween Candy heads into the house after a night of trick or treating. Every year, that bucket of yummy sugar starts calling to me. Those little tiny-sized candy bars. They are not that evil right? They have less than 1/2 the calories of a real chocolate bar. I start with just one. Then it seems like I am eating one every time I walk into the kitchen. They start calling my name. "Just another little one honey. What harm can one little chocolate bar do?" I can't stop. I eat too many throughout the day. I would have been better off just buying one candy bar, eating it and being done with it.
This year I decided that I could eat whatever I wanted on the actual day of Halloween which was at least four fun-sized chocolate bars (Which is equal to 2 full sized candy bars!) and went to sleep nauseous and with a great idea. I decided that I was not going to eat any candy from the Halloween bowl after Halloween. Not one piece. In fact, I decided that I was going to detox off of white sugar starting November 1st. I'm going to try to make it until Thanksgiving, but I'm taking it one day at a time.
Yesterday was day one. Guess what? It was super easy. I had drawn a clear line in the sand. I could have none of it. It was was less difficult than trying to limit myself to a piece or two. I did not crave it. I did not think about it. I easily walked by the bowl. I was not tempted at all.
I guess my problem is that I don't have the "moderation" gene when it comes to sugar. I can't eat just a little bit. I know that some people can. Have any of you learned "moderation" when it comes to sweets or am I just out of luck?