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My husband and I have cleared our house of any snack type foods. Our new rule is: if you can eat it without any preparation it's banned from our cupboards---with the exception of fruits and vegetables. My dear husband wants to lose 15 pounds and I want to lose three. I know, go ahead and slap me now. But the three pounds I've gained, there's no room for them in some of my pants and that's never happened to me before. Besides I've been eating too much sugar lately.
We discussed this new lifestyle when my husband and I were driving home from our Smoky Mountain vacation. Perhaps that's the reason I had to make several extra stops on the way, to eat the good stuff while it was still legal. After one caramel apple and some black and red licorice, I thought things were under control, but temptation got the best of me when I drove by a billboard on a winding mountain road advertising homemade chocolate candies. Ah, such effective marketing. Immediately there were visions of hand dipped dark chocolate covered peanuts and caramels dancing in my head and I just had to stop. It was one of my better decisions and after four pieces of hand dipped delights, that was it. I committed myself to our new lifestyle.
But it's been a little over a week and today I'm beginning to rethink things. One of them is that you shouldn't make any new life decisions immediately after returning from a vacation, because your mind isn't living in the real world yet. Especially if you've just spent 10 days in the mountains, where everyone knows the air is thinner. It's obvious I wasn't getting enough oxygen. You can't be held accountable for contracts or agreements you entered into when your mind was oxygen impaired.
It's all a sugary blur today and I'm not sure how or why I agreed to this new lifestyle thing, but I am sure that I want a cookie or a dark chocolate Dove Bar and I want it now.
Those pants that don't fit anymore? I never really liked them anyway.
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