Christmas is a great time to go sugar free, don't you think? That's what i figured.........so when Emily came to me and said her belly has been hurting a lot, along with a few other issues and it always hurts worse after she eats sweets, i told her the only thing a mother can say. Here, have some sugar, it'll fix everything.
NOT!! I told her she really needs to go off sugar for a while and she thought it was a great idea. I reminded her that it's really hard over Christmas but she declared it was worth it to help her feel better. I looked into her sweet, determined eyes and sighed, because i knew it was terribly unfair to be gulping sugar down in front of my little best friend, while she patiently refrained, so we made a deal. No sugar til Christmas eve for the two Weaver females. There is no way i'm skipping my Christmas pie or Christmas eve hot chocolate and candy canes, so i figured 2 weeks of no sugar should help at least a little. We formally shook hands, standing by the refrigerator, declaring ourselves sugar free. And today we baked Christmas cookies. Sugar cutouts, with creamy white frosting, sprinkled with red, green and white sugar...and peanut butter chocolate chip. My teeth ached from wanting to bite into the soft warm angels and trees. I tried to convince Emily that we should at least each share one but she said no way. I obeyed and chewed harder on my BlackJack gum. (i love BlackJack gum, it's just like chewing black licorice until tasteless) But we made it through the day and it wasn't until this evening that it hit me. I haven't had a desire to take a nap since i went off sugar. It's been two days and both days i never had that midafternoon slump where all i can think of is my cozy bed. Nope, both days i kept working without giving it much thought, only to realize by evening that i barely sat all day. I'm ready to drop dead by evening, but i'm not near as draggy during the day. We'll see how we feel by Christmas....who knows, maybe by then my will power will be that amazing that i'll be able to sniff sugar and turn away in contempt. And maybe pigs will fly too.