Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sugar Addiction

You don't have to know me all that well to know that I have a huge sugar addiction.

When I was little, my dad used to buy me two chocolate bars a day, and I would happily gobble them up. Mars, Snickers, Twix, Coffee Crisp, Crunchie, M&Ms, Smarties, Rolo, Kit Kat, Oh Henry, Mr. Big, Caramilk, Aero, Crispy Crunch, Wunderbar, Maltesers, 3 Musketeers, Bounty, Eat-More, Mirage, Skor, even Big Turk. You name it, I'll eat it. This past Christmas, hubby and I decided to only exchange perishable stocking stuffers as gifts, but I went absolutely BONKERS and bought us MOUNDS of sweet treats. Do you see what I did there? If you did, you're probably a sugar addict too.

Once the frenzy of the holidays had come and gone, I thought about the volume of junk food I brought into the home and questioned the reasonableness of my decision. I probably shouldn't have bought so much. I can still see my friend's face when I told her it only took me two days to eat a whole tin of Irresistables finger cookies (that's the black tin pictured below). And when I say me, I mean me. Hubby still has an unopened tin as we received two from my in-laws.

Hubby and I are slowly making our way through the treats--and we're definitely enjoying them--but once they're finished, I'm going to practice more restraint. I'm toying with trying to go at least a month with no processed junk food, although I'll still use and cook/bake with sugar, honey, and maple syrup. While monthly challenges aren't in my 2019 goals, I'm pretty sure I'll do the eat-at-home challenge at least once or twice (I'm thinking March and November), and I'm thinking the no processed junk food challenge will make an appearance at some point.

No comments:

Post a Comment

  © 2011-2019 | ellesy the petite pear | all rights reserved

Back to TOP