Saturday, November 10, 2007

Speechless

I had Thursday's post figured out before Thursday even got here. Because Thursday was November 8th, making it the first day of the END of the sugar fast. Thursday was also my first day of working at a 3-day Christmas boutique where I happen to know that they serve fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls daily. The plan was to eat my cinnamon roll, experience enlightenment, attend parent/teacher conference, then stop by my friend Ali's house for our official end of the sugar fast party where eating chocolate cake, cotton candy, and root beer floats was no longer a crime punishable by shaming from peers. I planned on taking pictures of our wide-eyed Wonka-like experience and posting them here under the title: "Whoever said nothing tastes as good as thin feels has never had Patti's cinnamon rolls."

So you can imagine my astonishment when not only did I NOT experience enlightenment at the first bite of the cinnamon roll, but it made. me. sick. As in, when I got to the party I still felt so gross that I could not even fake a longing for a Reese's peanut butter cup. I choked down a few bites of ice cream just to try and redeem a little of the pleasure I used to know. I honestly don't know what to make of it. I fear this situation will somehow change me into an organic-eating-Omega-3-popping-birkenstock-wearing-cabbage-chewing-yoga-seeking-*gasp* "say you're not eating FRENCH FRIES!!" girl, because I prefer making fun of those kinds of people. On the other hand, my little experiment has witnessed changes on the scale and differences in the way I feel.

Then again, I hear the island of Kauai has the best shaved ice EVER. And you can get it served with cream poured on top, which sounds like an idea worthy of some kind of solid gold trophy in the shape of a cone. Well then, maybe there is hope after all....

10 comments:

JustRandi said...

If you hadn't lost so much weight, I'd almost feel sorry for you!
Just bring the cinnamon rolls over here. I'll choke them down for ya.

Heather said...

That's so funny- maybe I should try a sugar fast *maybe*. Shaved ice with cream is the BEST!!! But I haven't ever had it in Hawaii, so let me know how it is!

Rachel said...

how devastating!

Paige said...

Don't worry, if you gradually eat it, your love of all things sugary will come back. (Trust me, I know.)

Anonymous said...

I've heard there are a lot of strange people in Colorado...something about granola yuppies? Maybe it is time to really move! MOM

Kerri said...

Oh no, not a granola girl!! I was totally off sugar when I was pregnant with Rachel. After she was born, I could have it again and I could have cared less. But slowly I put some in my mouth here and there and, well, you know the rest of the story.....
Kerri

Anonymous said...

I am the cabbage-chewing-yoga-seeking granola from Boulder you wer describing....and to think all this time we were friends you thought this way about me. No more tofu for you this Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Hzve no fear. You love of sugar will come back just in time for the family reunion in Paradox next year where my mom will of course have the ten rolls of oreos for us to get sick on.

boliver

ganelle said...

If I wasn't addicted to chocolate I might actually consider a sugar fast. I can't even IMAGINE not relishing in a delicious cinnamon roll...
And as long as you don't *GASP* at me when I have chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, I say, go ahead and fight the good fight!

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to this with my chocolate abstinance. I hated the taste of it after being off for a year and a half. Well...I now totally love it again! I say hang in there on your sugar free life as long as you can. You can enjoy the new bod that you are making instead of the goodies. There are always the memories of how great it all tasted!
Ginger