Last night, Hans and I had my best friend, Jess, and her husband over for dinner. We had a lovely meal of turkey burgers, mashed potatoes, and peas (or green beans for the guys who don't like peas). After dinner, it was time for dessert, and I offered my old stand by of a popsicle, but everyone was too cold. That's when I remembered that I had a gift for Jess that I had forgotten to give to her...a big box of chocolates.
Out came the chocolates just in time for dessert. Jess commented that she'd had some of these at work and they were delicious. Hans said they looked delicious because they weren't all chocolate (many of them were chocolate-covered crisps). I thought they looked great because one of them had coconut. So, after some brief deliberation, I decided to give that coconut-sprinkled on a shot.
It wasn't that the chocolates were poorly made, and its certainly wasn't the coconut. They were just so sweet! My mouth puckered a bit, and my stomach flipped. This was not something I wanted to continue eating. So, I had about half of a crisp and I gave the rest to Cody (it was fairly small to begin with, so this really wasn't a lot). Then, just to get the taste of dark chocolate out of my mouth (something I used to do backflips for), I reached for my fruit popsicle and enjoyed the rest of the evening.
I have to say, this is a great thing. It doesn't mean I don't ever crave sweets, but why would I want them when they taste like that to me? I'm really enjoying this little to no sugar thing. I feel great, I'm getting stuff done, and I think I look better (my eyes are bluer anyway). It's been one month now. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds!