Do you remember how I issued myself a personal challenge at the end of March?
I did well and I did terribly for the first week of my challenge, and I discovered something that I'm not loving.
How did I do well? I did not eat anything other than a piece of fruit or a cup of yogurt after dinner once this first week!
How did I do terribly? I made excuses for myself to load up on sugary junk during other parts of the day (i.e. after lunch, or a bite-size Twix bar on the way out the door to work).
What did I learn? Sugar is an addictive and habit-forming substance in my life. That probably sounds worse than it really is. I suppose there are far worse things I could be addicted to. And I should state from the get-go that I am NOT anti-sugar. I know lots of people are, but I'm not.
But I found myself walking to the kitchen to grab a handful of something sugary on more than one occasion - without even thinking about it. I don't binge on sugar, I just grab a handful of animal crackers, mini-marshmallows, a couple pieces of candy, etc. And I don't give it a second thought.
This past week required me to catch myself in the act and really make an effort not to do it.
So from here, I will continue to work on my sugar self-control, or lack thereof. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, and I'm only on day 6. Wish me luck as I continue!