Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hello Sugar!

On our date Friday night, I was really craving some dessert so I asked Kent to find out the official end date of Lent. When he asked if I was more sympathetic to Eastern Orthodox or Catholic beliefs, I sided with Catholic. I should have gone Greek because it turns out their Lent ended a week ago. But I decided to hold out until Saturday with the Catholic tradition. In the first 24 hours of my broken sugar fast I've had a bar and a drop cookie, pie with ice cream, a bit of candy, and crumb cake for breakfast; there is a lemon cake baking in my oven as I type. Dessert is an integral part of gatherings!

Here's how my fast went. After the first few days, I didn't have many cravings, except on date nights, until the last few days of the fast when I really wanted some chocolate ice cream. I only ate fix or six squares of chocolate, and I actually found my liking of chocolate dropped a little. (I plan to regain lost ground there.) I now love snacking on nuts, popcorn, and sometimes some herbal peppermint tea. I do feel that my out-of-control appetite for sweets is gone and I am happy to report that it is easy for me to take just one helping of dessert and then feel sugared out. We'll see how long it lasts!


Charlotte said...

Good job on making it the whole time! Enjoy your reentrance into the world of chocolate!

mindy said...

In my past sweets-fasts, I find my taste for sugar comes back mighty fast. :o) Maybe your body is better behaved than mine. I have a rule that is working for me now, though. No treats before 2 p.m. or after 8 p.m. (barring special occasions). That keeps me from going nuts after the kids are in bed, and makes me have healthy snacks in the morning if I'm hungry.

Jenni said...

I'm so proud of you! I thought about giving up sweets for lent, but decided that I didn't have the will power - you're awesome! Hopefully you're newfound snack habits will be permanent, positive changes. I know Dr. Oz would be proud!