I have a bit of a
sweet tooth sugar addiction (let’s be honest). I haven’t had a drink in almost a decade, I haven’t done any recreational drugs in almost two, and I quit smoking about 7 years ago, so cake is my only remaining vice and I refuse to let it go! You have to have something, right? (Yes I know there’s that other thing but I’m almost 8 months pregnant and sadly for my beloved, I’m not one of those pregnant woman, alas!). I did do a 21 day challenge a couple of months ago and ate no sugary treats whatsoever for the whole 3 weeks. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and I even survived two children’s birthday parties. But it didn’t last long after that. My skin broke out again immediately after eating a pavola on a mums night out in the days following the end of the challenge. A telling sign that sugar is BAD, there is no doubt about it, both inside and out. And it is in everything these days.
In my opinion, however, a life with absolutely no cake in it is no life at all! Moderation is key (well, I try…). Miss M woke up at 4.30am today and although my other half got up with her and I got the lie in after the usual (lovely) 20 minutes or so of special mummy cuddles, I was still up by 6.30am , and dealing with an energetic yet overtired toddler is not fun. Playdate couldn’t make it after all and I didn’t have the energy to run around anywhere, to be honest, yesterday was pretty full on. By 10.30am I started to feel pretty darn grumpy, resentful, all those other negative emotions that do nobody any good whatsoever. And then – light bulb moment! Blueberry muffins!! Homebaked so I know what’s in them, and blueberries are a superfood, so really they are healthy in so many ways 🙂 On with the telly as distraction (today clearly not a day where I have the patience to bake with my little munchkin) and in no time at all I had a large mug of steaming hot English Breakfast tea and a yummy muffin (or 2) to look forward to. Life was looking up! Miss M is now asleep and My Time is now. It’s the little things, right? Nom nom!
Blogtoberfest 2012, 4/31