100 Days Healthier Me – Day Sixty-Seven

I eat too many sweets. I have stated this before, and I will state it again. I eat too many sweets. A few days ago, my roommate mentioned he had cookies. I did not know these cookies existed, and as soon as I did, all I wanted to do was eat them. And I did. Five. This is my biggest health and nutrition battle, the battle of the sugars.

Taking a step back for a single day isn’t hard. I would just not have my blueberry muffin when I go to Starbucks. I have already gotten rid of the five raw brown sugars that I have put in my coffee. The soy milk and the blonde espresso cuts down the bitterness quite a bit. It’s easy to drink and less sugars. I’ve pushed myself in that direction, but the blueberry muffin remains.

I wish it was as simple as ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Then, I would just not get sugary sweets to keep in the house. That’s not how my brain works, however. My brain is constantly searching for that rush of sugar in my system. I wants something to make my brain go ‘whee’. And I just can’t seem to ween myself off of it.

Of course, like most things, it comes down to moderation. I need to take a step back and allot some sugary things to my life. I just can’t get over zealous with them. I should go have two cookies. And I I’m still hungry, I should eat something with vitamins.

Portion control is a huge problem for me as a whole. I like to eat. I like the way things taste. I like the feeling of being full and the slight lethargy that comes with being overfull. It’s a weird thing, granted, and I know that I have to break it. It’s literally the biggest thing holding me back on my journey to better living. Food.

Part of it is also continuing to cook at home instead of going out and eating. Going out, there are a lot of things worse than sugars in the chemical composition of the things I eat. Today, instead of the delicious warm blueberry muffin, I am eating some rice I made before leaving my apartment. This will at least get me full before I get to Starbucks. It means I’ll just need coffee to get me through the early part of the day. It also means I can eat when I get into work for a shift meal and not spend any money on food.

I am just going to try to avoid sugary things for the day. I’ll take the Thursday lesson to heart, and drink a bunch of water. A bunch of water with no sugar shall get me through. It seems like such an easy thing, but being surrounded by juices, sugary sweet things, and cookies makes it hard. This is where your willpower will come in handy and help me get through the day.

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