Attacking the Sugar Monster

Now that my mood is on track and I’m not fighting tooth and nail to avoid the big black hole, I’ve got to tackle the no-good terrible eating I’ve started.

Namely, I have to attack the Sugar Monster.
I’ve been eating tons of chocolate and cookies and snacking like you won’t believe. It’s not as though I’m hungry really. It’s just there and I’m bored and annoyed and I eat it. And then I feel like crap for eating it and I stare at my belly in the bathroom mirror and lament and promise that tomorrow will be better.

And then tomorrow comes and I eat chocolate.

So, today is Wednesday. From now (lunchtime), no more chocolate. No more.

Tonight I’m off to a cooking class at a company called Main Course. The class I’m taking is one called “The Modern Vegetarian”. Now neither The Boy nor I are vegetarian, but I figure it’s always good to have a repertoire of good meat-less meals for those who are on the meat-less path. My parents only eat Kosher meat (chicken and red meat) so it means that when I cook for them, it’s usually only fish or veggie. And The Boy doesn’t eat a lot of fish, so it would be good to have some veggie meals on hand.

Also, I love to cook. I love to try new things. And this looks like a good way to indulge this passion AND meet new people. Bonus, right?

I’m so so so excited (I just can’t hide it…). It’s a 2.5 hour class where we make a 3 course meal. They supply the ingredients (I hope they also supply containers to take it home) and we get to cook. Not watch someone else cook. Actually cook ourselves. And I’m hoping that the recipes are delicious AND healthy.

If this goes well, I’m going to sign up for a ton more classes for when I get back from Melbourne. We’re in Melbourne for 2 weeks from March 5 – 20 which will be AWESOME – seeing family, friends, organising wedding stuff. It’ll be a good break I think, even though I’ll be working straight through pretty much. Except for the weekend of my brother’s wedding of course. That would be wrong.

9 thoughts on “Attacking the Sugar Monster

  1. You could not have written this at a better time for me! I have had a completely awful sugar day today (Wednesday 24th) and was thinking “seriously I cannot keep eating like this”.

    I have had V, chocolate, sugar…it’s a sugar nightmare/disaster.

    Thanks for your blog post *grin* it hit the nail on the head.
    :)

  2. As soon as I saw *and I just can’t hide it,* that song was going through my head.

    The sugar monster is, well, a beast.

    The class sounds interesting. Right now, about half of my meals are meatless…

  3. It’s hard at first. Try other things, agave, stevia, xylitol. It’s really about detoxing for about five days and then getting on with it. It’s not easy, but you’ll feel so much better! :)

    • It’s weird because I’ve gone without it before but now I’m eating it because it’s there and I’m bored and then I crave it because it’s there and I convince myself I NEED it. So slowly slowly. From tomorrow, no chocolate for a week. And then we’ll see.

      Ugh. Need the detox.

  4. OH I so feel you on this – my post today is all about how I’m going cold turkey on the sweet stuff for the next 10 days. I’ve been going way overboard with the Girl Scout Cookies lately!!!

  5. Ooo, I cannot wait to hear all about the class. It sounds like a blast!

    I have been eating too much sugar lately too and getting tons of zits! Time to cut that out!

    • Wednesday was a bust since we made chocolate desserts at my cooking class but Thursday was a breeze. I stayed away from the chocolate and had some canned fruit instead to satisfy the sweet tooth. I was also super busy so I didn’t have time to think of chocolate. Fingers crossed today will be as easy. I have to go grocery shopping (and those checkouts with their tempting chocolates are evil!)

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