But the first step in any 12 step program is admitting you have a problem right?
The next step? How about, taking 11 more steps AWAY from the cookies!
In all seriousness though, I do realize that sugar is bad for me. I personally believe it was one of the biggest causes in my infertility in the fact that when I cut sugar out of my diet, my PCOS symptoms started to go away and I finally started ovulating again.
I have to say, it is much easier now that I don’t work in an office full time. Oh man, working in an office with like 50 women – we were never short on sweets and chocolate. And it was easy to stay away when I didn’t have to walk around the office, but unfortunately I had to on most days. Now I try not to buy certain things at the store, just to keep them out of the house, but the memories of baked goods have been nipping at my heels. The sugar cookies, and peanut butter balls, and candy cane cookies. Mmmmm.
I tell you this as my way of letting you know you are not alone. That I’m not alone in my struggle for better nutrition. It’s hard to eat healthy nutritious foods when junk food and sweets are so readily available. Even after a year of drastically changing the way I eat, it’s still hard sometimes.
But the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge so that it’s easier to avoid certain foods. Of course, if you’re a guest in someones home, I can’t say I recommend dissing their food. Maybe just limit your intake. And learn how to cook/bake so that you can make your own healthier version for home and Christmas parties.
“And here’s to us! May we not overindulge to the point of gluttony, and may we not beat ourselves down if we do!”