Hi. My name is Jennifer Swafford and I am an addict.
There, I said it. I have known it all along and now, I am verbally speaking it.
I am addicted to sweets.
As with any addiction, if I have a little, I want A LOT!
This past weekend was my husband Jason’s birthday. I made homemade chocolate cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. Yeah, that frosting I had to throw away because I was eating all the leftovers. Well, this time, my mom took the leftover frosting so that was not the issue. This time, it was the leftover CAKE!
I pretty much polished off ¼ of the cake with little help from anyone else. I counted the Weight Watchers points plus for the first piece I ate Monday night. Then, the counting stopped but the cake eating didn’t. I had cake Tuesday night and then finished it off last night. AGGGGHHHHHH!
Why do I continue to do this?!? Why?!? Because I am an addict that’s why!
I have gone years (yes, years) without eating anything sweet. It gets easy after the first few weeks. The first few weeks are like detox. I don’t quite get the shakes but the cravings are bad! After the first few weeks, it is amazing how my body responds. I don’t crave it, I don’t want it, and if I see it, it doesn’t even tempt me. So, I have a solution.
I am going cold turkey once again.
I am not eating anything sweet until I hit goal at Weight Watchers.
I won’t eat desert at Christmas time. I won’t eat treats at school given to me. I won’t eat my dad’s famous peanut butter balls. I won’t eat my dad’s apple pie. I won’t eat the Peppermint Chocolate milkshake from Chic-fil-A. I will not eat or drink anything sweet until I hit goal.
I am giving it up for ME. I am giving it up for success. I am giving it up to lose weight. I am giving it up to make Weight Watchers goal. I am giving it up because I-AM-WORTH-IT!
NOTHING tastes as good as being thin feels.
What are you addicted to that YOU are WORTH giving up?