Cold Turkey.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's time for me to admit it, to come right out and say it. Some of my closest friends already know this, but for most of you this will come as a surprise. A dirty and shocking surprise.

I am an addict.

For the most part I live a very clean and healthy lifestyle. I practice yoga regularly, I eat little to no meat, I don't smoke, I try to consume as many green veggies and berries as I can in a day, and rarely do I drink things like soda or any type of sugary beverage. In short, my body is my temple. Except it's not. See my vice, the thing that I just can't seem to quit, the thing that I think about on an hourly basis, the thing that I can NEVER have just one of... well this is the thing that it is time for me to say goodbye to. What is this evil that consumes my every other thought?

White sugar.

Okay, I know what you are thinking. White sugar, really? Come on how bad can it be. Well, let me tell you it has become bad. As in please step away from the cupcake (my drug of choice) with your hands up. As in, "I know this is my third mini cupcake of the night, but they are just so mini can't I have just one more?"As in my little man (who gets one mini cupcake after dinner at night) woke up this morning and looked in the box and asked, "where all the cupcakes went." Yeah, that bad.

Yep, I have a problem. Just like a social smoker I have convinced myself that it is okay to have just one a day. Just one cookie, just one cupcake, just one spoonful of the white stuff in my tea. Lately my "just one" has turned into my "just so many." Basically I have slowly spiraled down the sugar drain. This is not the first time this has happened,  I have seen this behavior before, every time I think that I am even close to getting pregnant, I tend to fall face first off the sugar wagon. Face first into a pillowy donut, or into a piece of chocolate cake. (mmmmmmmmm, chocolate cake.)

Not this time. Nope, this time I am giving it up cold turkey. Starting today, March 30 2010, I am embarking on a 90 day cleanse. I will not, under any circumstances (except on my birthday) indulge in the sweet stuff. No cookies, no donuts, no cupcakes (cry), none of it. I'm even giving up the artificial sweetener as well. I am going to see what it is like in a bitter, frosting free world.

What a sad and scary place the world seems to be without sugar, but I know it's my time to be brave. From now on my motto is WWASD aka What would Alicia Siverstone do. I can tell you she absolutely would not have had the third cupcake last night. Oh, the shame.

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Elena @ white picket fence said...

I have been SERIOUSLY considering this too! I am starting P90X in the next few days so it would be a good accompaniment.. Ugh seems like such a good idea now but scary!!

April Elizabeth said...

you guys are crazy!!!!!

Im going to have a cupcake.

Angie said...

I have the same problem. Hardly eat meat, no smoking, little drinking. But sugar? Yumyumyum. In fact, my last tweet definitely ended in "I want a cupcake". This rain may not be able to stop me..

90 days without sugar. How are you going to do it? I'd go crazy.

Jodi said...

No artificial sweetner either!?Maybe that is what is upsetting my stomach lately. I have trying to avoid the real stuff by substituting with chemicals. I will go on a cleanse with you. Starting now-I am not giving up wine though. I will let you know how it goes. Water here we come. I knew I had a problem when dh looked at me like I was a lunatic for eating the box of chocolates he gave me for V-day in 24 hrs. I mean there was only nine pieces come on!

Jill said...

Before you go cold turkey... can you recommend a few of your favorite cupcake bakeries? My son turns 3 this spring, and cupcakes are his instead of a cake, we're doing cupcakes, but I would love for some "grown up" flavors too...


Anonymous said...

the best cupcakes EVER are at babycakes in Quincy

Anonymous said...

Ok, sorry for this, but there is a baker in Oakland, CA. that does a cupcake with BUBBLE GUM FLAVORED frosting. I love bubble gum ice cream and cupcakes were a staple for me while pregnant so this is basically the best thing to ever happen. Ever. I can die a happy woman now.

Yummy Mummy said...

90 days? Did I really say 90 days!!!!!!

Day two and I'm thinking 30 might be more realistic. I'm sooooooooooooooooooo weak.

My favorite cupcakes.

Sweet (on Mass ave.( is my favorite cupcakes for adults. They're pretty good, not amazing, but what they lack in decor they absolutely make up for in presentation.

My hands down favorite is Party Favors in brookline. OMG these are the best cupcakes in the world. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

I've also heard amazing things about babycakes in Quincy as was mentioned here. I haven't tried them but I have it on good authority that they may be the best in the area.

Did I say 30 days.... maybe 10?????

I'll keep you all informed of my progress or lack there of. Glad to know I am not the only sugaraholic!

Jill said...

Good luck! Baby steps. 10 days sounds like a good start! I'm in metro-west, so Party Favors in Brookline sounds like a great compromise...thanks!

sanjeet said...

you guys are crazy!!!!!
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