Friday, December 21, 2012

Three things Thursday: Somebody is trying to kill me


1. Holiday work luncheon


2. Christmas gift from my boss


3. Association-wide famous cookies from my neighbor

All of that came to me in one day. A day full of so much sugar. For someone who has sworn off sugar for the Healthy Holiday Challenge.

Yeah. I entered the Garden of Temptation.

I normally don't have a tremendously difficult time during the holidays. I indulge the day of, eating things that I couldn't have any other time or are particularly special. I am sure I have a treat here or there but it's not something I remember feeling insanely drawn to or guilty about.

Until this year. I am not sure whether it's because I have the mind set of "I can't have it" rather than "I don't want it" or the bombardment of treats in such a short time. But I'm pretty sure it's not normal that I sniffed those sugar cookies for a full 3 minutes after delivery, trying to decide whether to forgo the challenge for one sweet, melt-in-you-mouth cookie.

It's only because I'm stubborn that I didn't. Well that, and dreams of Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Cake, which I'm making Christmas Day. If I've gone this long without sugar, it's dang well going to be worth it.


  1. I give you mad props for giving up sugar. I think I'd seriously die if I attempted that.

  2. Serious mad props!! You go girl!