You’ve heard of closet alcoholics? I’m a drawer snacker. What you see above is typical of the contents of my not-so-secret stash. It’s the first place my kids go when they visit if they’re looking to satisfy their sweet tooths. They know they’ll always find something good—and chocolate—there.
That’s my dilemma for the day: to purge or not to purge. I could throw it all out and feel GREAT. For about an hour. Then I’d feel deprived. And I’d be tempted to hit McDonald’s for a chocolate shake. Probably a large one.
So what to do? I think it comes down to mind self-control. There will always be sweets in the world. What we have to do, as sweetaholics, is to learn to be ok with indulging—moderately. I repeat: MODERATELY.
The contents of my drawer have changed a bit lately. The candy bars are now bite-sized. Cakes and puddings are individually wrapped. I can now have a sweet that’s not 500 calories a pop. I do still have to limit myself to just one. But when I remind myself of my goal (50 in 150), that’s not as hard as it used to be.
It doesn’t hurt that I now have all your eyes watching me. As Thanksgiving approaches, what I’m thankful for is your influence, and hope I can be the same motivator for you.
Have a great Tuesday. Will today be your Day One?