Sugar monster

I took a complete rest day today.  I think that was a good idea.  I got up a little later than normal and started doing some work while I had coffee (lookin’ good!).

I have to laugh at the death grip on this coffee cup, too.  No one would be able to pry it out of my hands!

After John got up, I made some breakfast.  A good hearty bowl of Wheatena done banana custard style.  Topped with honey and PB.

Very good.  Felt good to have a nice fiber breakfast as well.

I tell you, some years are better than others in terms of the sugar monster.  It’s not nibbler this year, but something bigger LOL!  This one needs a name as he is quite the beast.

Years ago, I had cut sugar out completely after working through “The Sugar Addict’s Recovery Program.”  I really do think I was addicted to sugar and white things.  I even went so far that year as to have a pumpkin pie made with no sugar at all.  I do have to say that was too far.  Ick.

I have now come to where I know what sugar level I can have and be fine with, and I have crossed that line this week (which Helen noted).  While I love Christmas and all its associated goodies, there is a lot to be said for my normal way of eating and how good I feel when I do that.

Lunch was getting back to more super foods – this baked sweet potato was topped with laughing cow, sauteed broccoli, and a little BBQ chicken.  I liked it, too!

Job #2 was totally dead during the day.  I did make more cookies this afternoon and had a couple with my latte.

These are my favorite cookie – nutmeg logs!  I make them one time per year, and maybe that makes them taste special or something, because they are rare.  I actually was thinking how I really don’t make cookies at all except at Christmas.  Like Shelley said yesterday, I will be kind of glad to be done with the sweet things.

In typical fashion, a whole bunch of work got batched over right before dinner.  Guess who will be working tonight?  You all get gold stars for guessing me!  The nice thing is, I only have half a day tomorrow and no work on Christmas!  Yay!

I reached in the freezer for a quick dinner and came up with shrimp poppers and a red pear.

I wasn’t feeling the veggies for dinner.  Sometimes it is just hard for me to do veggies at more than one meal.

Now I must get back to work.  I’ll be posting a quick hot 100 update on Christmas Eve, and then made preparations for dinner hosting.  Have a super night!

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20 thoughts on “Sugar monster

  1. cammy@tippytoediet

    I find that if I have big salads 2 or 3 days in a row (not uncommon because I love them), I hit a veggie wall. It’s the same with sugar. I love the cookies and such for the holidays, but I much prefer the weekly splurges throughout the rest of the year. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and John, Lori! (Oh, Pixie, too!!!)

  2. Pubsgal

    Ugh, I hear ya. The sugar is really getting me more than usual this year. No *too* badly until Wednesday’s cookie baking and a bit today. I did find a really good flourless peanut butter cookie recipe, that I made with splenda, but it didn’t quite taste right until I added some chocolate chips. I guess it’s better than standard cookies…Thanks for sending the link to the sugar-free cookies. I’ll definitely be giving those a try.

    Merry Christmas to you & yours, Lori!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Merry Christmas &amp Happy Holidays! =-.

  3. Jen

    I feel like there is more sugar than blood running through my veins right now! I’m more than ready to get back to normal 🙂

    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Nogmeal =-.

  4. Fran

    I agree on the sugar thing. I never cut it completely out of my food but I do notice I feel a lot better if I don’t consume to much of it.

    Girl: more cookies? What the heck are you doing with all these cookies. Don’t tell me you eat them all yourself 🙂

    Have a happy Christmas Lori and I wish that for John too.

  5. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    I think we’re all dealing with the sugar monster this year, Lori. I’ve been able to reign it in the past couple of days, though and I already feel better! I was not sleeping well at all and my face was breaking out like a teenager! YUCKY!
    .-= Marisa @ Loser for Life´s last blog ..Frozen =-.

  6. debby

    Lori! Sometimes I answer you in my mind, but forget to post it in a comment LOL! I am right there with you on the sugar monster. Be glad to get him off my back. I said to someone–maybe they don’t have sugar in Africa LOL.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Morning Walk =-.

  7. Leah

    Tonight as I finished up a second batch of fudge for our company tomorrow and one more layered dessert I also found myself thinking that I will be glad to not bake for a long while. I’m wondering if this has something to do with how my eating desires are changing?

    My twins’ birthday is New Year’s Eve, but we’re ordering ice cream cakes this year, so I can really be done baking after Christmas for along while. 🙂
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Weigh-In Hot 100 Update 13 &amp Christmas Miracle =-.

  8. Susan

    I kind of lucked out this year as we don’t have nearly as many sugary sweets hanging around as we normally do. I’ve only baked one batch of cookies and a cake so far, so the bowl licking has been reasonable. Well, minus the mass amounts of cream cheese frosting I had yesterday, but I specifically had a light supper so I could do that! Ha!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Tales From My Mother’s Kitchen =-.

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