The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have a problem, so here I go:
I’m addicted to sugar. I love sweets! I can pass up a bag of chips or a bowl of popcorn without a second thought, but put a brownie, cookie, or fun-size candy bar in front of me and I’m helpless to say no.
Tonight my parents and nieces who are visiting from Colorado came over for dinner. My mom made brownie sundaes for dessert, one of my personal favorite ways to consume sugar. After dinner I had a generous sundae and was quite satisfied. But then, after the kids went to bed, the brownies started calling my name. I wasn’t hungry, mind you. But there they were: soft, chewy, chocolately decadence in a pan, beckoning me to take another bite. So I did, just one. But of course that wasn’t enough and I ended up eating an entire second brownie. It was delicious, but I didn’t need it, and now I’m a little too full.
Step two is to try a solution. I find that if I brush my teeth, I won’t get something to eat unless I’m really, truly hungry and not just in the mood to snack. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to brush my teeth with the kids when they are getting ready for bed in the hopes of deterring myself from snacking the night away.
Step three is to evaluate your progress. It’s going to be hard, but I’ll see how this goes!