My issue here is that in less than a week, I've eaten a pound of jelly beans, and there is still good French dark chocolate to be eaten. I STILL need to lose ten pounds, and with my favorite candies around, that isn't going to happen. I have no willpower. All I need is one jelly bean, and all bets are off.
My cousin Donna and I "Lented" on things we love. She does it for religious reasons, I assume, and I do it because I think its good for me. She went off of chocolate, and I have a feeling she didn't gorge herself on it at Easter. She has amazing willpower. I gave up sugar; and like a racehorse out of the gate, I ran for the Jelly Bellys on Easter morning. And I've had some every day until they were gone. They have them by flavor in bulk at Wegman's, but at least I didn't buy MORE. Sad, aren't I?
Now, during my sugar abstention, I didn't lose much more weight than I normally do when I watch what I eat, but at least I didn't gain. This week I have an extra half-pound. It's all going in the wrong direction. Sugar is the devil.
Guess I'll just have to pretend it's Lent again...just as soon as those two big French chocolate bunnies are gone.
|The scale is not my friend.|