I’m Robin and I’m a sugarholic
It’s true and some of you who’ve been hanging out with me for the past year and a half can give a hardy AMEN! I baked my way right through 2009, putting on 10lbs while living on cakes, pies, cookies and my personal favorite…
Big Bodacious Blondies…(recipe HERE)Anyhoo, I’ve been contemplating … praying…talking about coming off my sweet delicious junky type food for at least 9 months. But I never got a sure-fire “word” from God in heaven that I was supposed to stop the insanity! So I kept baking. But, thanks to my SIL Jon, I just finished a book, (which I can’t wait to tell you about) called:
Just Do Something~how to make a decision without dreams, visions, fleeces,impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc.
When I finished that book I had an Oprah-Light-bulb moment… maybe I don’t need a “sign” from God to give up my sweet delicious junky type food…maybe the 10 extra pounds and the ravenous compulsion to eat baked goods and chocolate every single day and the Publix Bakery workers knowing to start boxing up a cannoli every time I walk in is enough of a sign.
So, on Friday while at breakfast with the oldest fruit of my womb, I committed to giving up all sweet ooey gooey delicious junk food for 1 month. Don’t judge me … one month is all I can do right now. Bethany gave up sweets for lent and now only eats them once a week. I stared at her very tiny self nibbling on some sort of egg white omlette and hung on her every word of advice as I sopped up maple syrup with my light and fluffy ever so crispy Belgian waffle.
“I’m going to do it”, I promised between bites. Monday. I’ll start on Monday.”
So my friends, it’s Sunday night and this is what I’ve been eating all day…
The cookies are a recipe from the Pioneer Woman, the recipe is HERE for all of you who can handle your sweets, you gotta try them. (Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies!)
Starting tomorrow…no, today (you’re reading this on Monday!) when I get the overwhelming urge for something scrumptious and sweet I’m going to do what Bethany does and sip a smoothie or make a yogurt parfait with granola. And then I’ll probably lie on the floor in the fetal position and sob. But I’m committed. Sigh.
To be continued…