Sugar Eaters Anonymous
I’m trying to get off sugar. I need help.
First reason: It’s my worst addiction. I eat lunch and I immediately need something sweet. Like I neeeeed it. Hell, I eat anything and I think I need to chase it with something sweet.
Second reason: I have to run a full marathon in less than 8 weeks and I don’t want to die.
So, today was officially my first day off sugar. I had so much protein before 11:00 am, I could have fed a small army of weight-lifters. I mean, seriously, it was bad.
8:00 am: low-carb tortilla with peanut butter
8:30 am: another low-carb tortilla with peanut butter
9:00 am: beef jerky time (amount unknown)
10:30 am: shelled spicy peanuts (3 lbs (that’s an exaggeration, but it felt like it was 3 lbs and I’m sure my co-workers were cursing me under their breath as I de-shelled each peanut))
The good news is I didn’t end up eating lunch until around 12:50 pm. But, by 1:30 pm, I caved. I had 3 pieces of grape-flavored Twizzlers. And they were the best tasting grape-flavored Twizzlers I’d ever eaten.
And, then I didn’t have time for dinner because I was out mowing, so I may have snatched a small, teeny, tiny package of fruit snacks to tide me over until the kids went to bed. Then I promptly had a bowl of sugary cereal for dinner. It’s hard to make a rational decision when I’m hungry and deprived of sugar.