I have never wanted a cookie so badly in my entire life.
This week has taught me that I clearly have a sugar addiction. I don't know what else it could be. I think about sugar multiple times a day. I seriously think about ways to get around the promise I made. Would a muffin be cheating if I eat it for breakfast? If it's breakfast then it's not a sugary snack, right?
I even looked up sugar addiction quizzes to see how well I fit. Dr. Mark Hyman says there are five clues to look for if you think you're addicted to sugar, flour and processed food:
I'm definitely an addict, so I've decided to treat Lent like detox. I will snack on fruit and sugar free pudding. I'll stay out of the teacher's lounge at school to avoid temptation. I will not watch the Food Network, especially when Cupcake Wars is on.
If I can make it through the next 33 days, maybe I'll feel better and be less sluggish. Perhaps those jeans I've been avoiding won't be so snug the next time I try them on. If nothing else, I can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing I accomplished something I thought was going to kill me. (Please tell me it won't kill me!)
I'm going to try to switch my focus to the things I have to gain from this sacrifice rather than what I'm losing out on. It won't be easy (why do those Girl Scouts have to be everywhere with those temptatious cookies?) But I'm hopefully up for the challenge.
What's your addiction? Anyone suffering through the rest of Lent with me?