I love sugar.
Seriously. I tried to give up most sugary treats for Lent this year and I did OK, but man it was hard.
I slipped a few days before Lent was over. Partially because one of the Catholics in the office told me Lend ended on Thursday and not being Catholic I was more than willing to believe her. (It may have had something to do with the Oreo birthday cake she was offering me... it's a little fuzzy.)
So Easter Sunday... I binged on Mega Stuff Oreo's. (for those of you who love Oreo's like I do, believe it or not, it's too much 'stuff.' I prefer Double Stuff.) I allowed myself to eat what I wanted for a few days and the bad news is... my health immediately took a nose dive! I simply cannot allow large quantities of sugar into my body. C A N N O T !
Before Lent, my vision was getting blurry and I had a hard time focusing. Guess what was great while eschewing sugar for 40 days? Yep, eye sight was doing fine. Day 3 of sugar being in my daily diet and everything is fuzzy again.
Ultimately this is good news because it gives me motivation to eat better.
So today, I will go back to my Lenten ways. I have decided to allow myself 1 treat per week if really necessary. I will opt for fruit as much as possible. (you know, when you don't eat a lot of sugar crap fruit is pretty wonderful).
I don't want to end up really sick.
I want to be healthy and live a life that is full... not condemned to illness and sitting on my sofa watching tv (though a little binge tv is good for the soul! ;) )