This is a new slice of heaven I’ve discovered. White chocolate bits + strawberries in a glazed scone… in other words heaven on earth. It’s from Panera, I’ve only had 1… and it’s going to stay that way for a while.
You see, I’m going dessert free. As you may have guessed by my blog’s title, and honestly if you’ve EVER met me in person, I’m a girl who likes my sweets. I would be happy on a macadamia nut blondie, brownie, snickerdoodle cookie, chocolate chip straight from the bag, coconut cake, caramel, and toffee diet.
Ok, so even I know the benefits to moderation and I restrain myself, but I’m a sweets girl. I know Cathy Zielske struggles with french fries – I could live without them forever and be fine. We’ve each got our own food obsessions I suppose, dessert items are mine.
So why dessert free? Well:
- My weight has been at a plateau for MONTHS (as has my jean size) and I want to get back into loss mode.
- I feel like I’m sliding back into too much sweets/too many excuses. Going without for a while could help me get that back in check.
- I think a “no dessert” period would be a unique challenge for me.
I’ve never done this. Oh, I’ve had “one tiny treat/day” or “1 dessert/week” diets… but never ZIP. My plan is to keep this going at least 2 weeks, but if I can stand it (and am not stark raving mad and snapping at everyone in sight on verge of breakdown) a month is the ultimate goal. Now I’m not going to eliminate sugar from my morning coffee, or refuse to eat pasta because the sauce has sugar or anything extreme like that – the problem isn’t sugar, it’s dessert.
I’m including the Chocolate Chip Panera bagel I’ve come to love as a weekly treat in my “no can have” diet… 370cal though? Whoops. Also no beloved cupcakes. Last night J and I finished off the last of the sprinkles cupcakes. (ones shown below are sprinkles, how cute is that?)
So if you see me walking down the street with an eye twitch or snarl on my lips you know why. The chocoholic is going dessert-free forever for a little while. I’ll let you know how it goes + how I get over the creative block that is sure to follow this no dessert deal. I’m not sure carrot sticks and grapes are as much fun as Aussie licorice and chocolate chips for a snack.
No pity though! It’s totally self-inflicted, and should be worth it overall to help me get back into a healthier zone…