It was chocolate! It was rich! It held the promise of reward.....but.....
I didn't want to eat it! I really didn't even feel tempted by it. However, I was at a Bible study at church and it was the birthday of a dear lady....a very dear and much older lady....who said to me, "Dear girl, do have a piece! For I will be perfectly grumpy at you if you don't share in a slice of my birthday cake!"
Then she winked at me.
I think it was the wink that got me. So....I ate the cake. Not all of it, but enough to make her happy and enough to give me a raging sugar headache later in the day!
It's been nearly 4 weeks (3 1/2) since I went vegetarian. Not Vegan, just Vegetarian....so the cake was perfectly acceptable. There was no meat in it. But there was a whole lotta SUGAR!!!
I haven't gone about telling ppl that I've switched to being a Vegetarian. Why? Simple - because people will assume that I'm doing it to lose weight. When ppl think you're on a 'Diet' they generally have no problems in chiding you for whatever you put close to your lips.
"Uh, uh, uh....your diet, remember?"
I simply don't need the pressure!
Anyway, I'm not doing it just to lose weight. I'm doing as part of a life makeover ~ to be healthy and fit and energetic. I want to sparkle and shine with vitality! I want to be healthy enough to enjoy my life! I want to radiate joy! I want to glow!
And if I lose weight (which I do NEED to do) that's a great benefit! The Icing on the Cake, so to speak.
In any case, I keep asking myself why I folded? Why I ate the cake when I didn't want to, when I didn't even feel tempted.....why?
I did three Green Smoothies & munched Goji Berries all day to compensate for the Chocolate Cake Debacle! I still got a sugar headache around 5pm.
Oh me, I am a mystery to myself.