Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dreaming of Sugar...

LITERALLY!
I am participating in a diet challenge with my sister-in-law. It lasts for 8 weeks and you earn points based on different activities. You get 3 points for eating 3 veggies and 2 fruits a day. 2 points for drinking water. 5 points for a weekly challenge that has included eating leafy green, beans or stretching. Up to 5 points for exercising up to 60 minutes. 5 points if you log all your food and stay in your calorie goal. And last but not least 5 points for no sweets! For anyone who knows me well, I LOVE TREATS! I love to make them to. In fact since the challenge began 3 weeks ago I have had to make cookies at least 5 times. We can only log the exercise and sweets points for 6 days so you get one day off exercising and one day to have sweets. It has been a real challenge to make cookie dough and not have any at all!! So since I can't eat sweets, I have begun dreaming about eating sweets.
This morning in my attempt to sleep as long as possible, I was having a dream about making cookie dough. And even in my dream I looked at it and said, "No, it's not my sugar day". This was not my first dream where I have denied myself sugar and it probably won't be the last in the last 5 weeks of the challenge. But today the dream is going to be real. With monster cookies and leftover ice cream treats from Jason's birthday I can deny myself no longer. So here on Wednesday, the first day of the diet week, I will give myself sugar. In fact I will probably only eat my fruits, veggies, and beans with my ice cream and cookies. Then it will be back to just dreaming of sweets:)

3 comments:

Alaska Law said...

Good Luck!

Daniel & Meghann said...

I know what you mean! But believe me it's worth it in the end! And I have a tip for you...DON'T MAKE COOKIES! I know you volunteer for it...but take a break this 8 weeks. I promise it makes it easier lol.

margene f said...

Obviously easier said than done. I have 4 kids!! How many times do you think they come home and say "oh, it's my turn to bring treats" etc. Luckily I survived Jason's birthday and all the stuff I made for that!