Where This Meets That
Along with Halloween and Christmas, Easter’s one of my biggest sugar days of the year. I allowed myself to let go a bit yesterday, giving myself a 1-day pass, and I had a good run (a metaphorical one, not the exercise). Cadbury Creme Eggs, Robin Eggs, M&M’s, etc..
I pulled a couple interesting notes out of the experience.
– I determined in advance that my 1-day pass would stay just that, no excuses.
– I never had a sugar crash. I had kind of anticipated feeling sick afterward, but I had fully expected a crash. I take that as another sign of how my body’s adjusting to the new lifestyle, that it’s effectively managing its insulin to deal with the occasional exception to the rule.
– The plain Hershey’s milk chocolate wasn’t as good as the 86% cacao dark chocolate I’ve become accustomed to eating with a dab of peanut butter.
– Cadbury Eggs are still amazing! But they have a time and place: Easter day. The other 364 days of the year, they’re still “tha Devil!”
– It was 4pm before I even had my first bite of sweets. I just didn’t feel the compulsion I’d expected. In fact, I even found myself trying to force myself into eating some Easter candy as part of the celebration. Around 3:59, I thought, “the day’s practically done; why even bother eating any? You’ve done fine without it.” A valid question indeed. Why bother? The answer is obvious enough: DUH, because it’s Easter candy!
– I haven’t had any inclination to go back to it today. My weight is up today, naturally, but my head’s right where it should be: back on track for more of that good feeling I enjoyed last week.
With continued discipline and a little continued fortune over the next 6 weeks, there’s a chance I could hit the 50-lb mark by my birthday on May 25. What an awesome gift that would be for me to give myself!