Sweet Temptations

27 Feb

Boy, was my willpower tested this weekend.

 On Saturday, Jordan, my parents and I headed to the food tasting for the wedding. Prior to the tasting, we had chosen a variety of entrees and side dishes to taste test, knowing we’d have to narrow it down to two entrees and three sides. After meeting the caterer (such a nice lady!), and discussing some details, our food was served. I didn’t take any pictures, because she was standing nearby and I felt it’d be rude, but everything was delicious! We had so much trouble picking two entrees, that we decided to add a third entree. We’ll have fish, chicken and beef, which means something for everyone! The side dishes were a little easier to choose, as we knew we wanted mixed vegetables so the vegetarians would have something to eat, and my mom and I kept going back for seconds on the sweet potatoes and potatoes au gratin, so we knew those would be a hit. The catering company is also known for their homemade rolls and baked goods. Yep, baked goods.

I was not aware of this prior to the food tasting, and despite my Lenten resolution, the baker inside of me was still pleasantly surprised. She asked us if it would be okay if she baked cookies for all of our guests so they’d have something to take home with them on their way out. I think our reactions went something like, “Are you kidding me? Of course! That’s so sweet of you! Yes, please!” We like desserts in this family (She told us that some people decline the offer!). She sent us home with a box of assorted cookies so we can choose which ones we’ll have at our wedding.

Just look at all of those freshly baked cookies (She was pulling them out of the oven right as we arrived. Torture, I tell you, torture.)! Thankfully, Jordan and my dad didn’t give up desserts for Lent, so they were able to try what my mom and I couldn’t. I’m pretty sure Jordan made a dent in half of that box on his own. My mom froze a cookie so she can try it after Lent, but I’m just taking Jordan’s word for it. According to him, all of the flavors are good!

My sweet tooth continued to haunt me on Sunday when Jordan and I went to the grocery store together. I picked out a ton of fruit that will last me through the week and curb my cravings, and then I picked up this.

I won’t tell you how much sugar is in it, but hey, it’s not dessert ;). I think Jordan was happy that I drank something sugary because I was getting a little grumpy. It just goes to show how addicted I really am!

I was tempted one more time this morning, when my co-worker brought in cookies, but I resisted the temptation.

So far, so good…only 5 1/2 weeks to go :).

Have you ever been tempted by something you weren’t supposed to have?

Are you addicted to sugar?


7 Responses to “Sweet Temptations”

  1. Caroline February 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    It sounds like you picked out some great food for your reception! That would be really tough to not be able to eat those cookies, especially since they were freshly baked. YUMMM.

  2. HollieisFueledByLOLZ February 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    I’m so proud of you girl. Great job and those cookies look to die for!

  3. Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Once in college, I went off sugar COMPLETELY (we’re talking no white breads or anything either) for a month. After exactly one month, I went out and had a few drinks with friends (which contained sugar, of course) and then ended up walking to a grocery store at midnight, buying 2 bags of cookies, and inhaling them. :/ So obviously it wasn’t the best of experiences!

    On the flip side, I did 40 days of “no sweets” for faith-related reasons about 2 years ago, and even though it was a challenge, it was much easier because I had a bigger reason for doing it (rather than just trying to lose weight, which was the reason for the first time!). 🙂 Good luck to you!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy February 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      Wow, I don’t know if I could give up all sugar completely! This is for faith-related reasons too though, so I think I’ll make it :). Thanks!

  4. Mallory @ Have Your Cake February 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    um, you are pretty much a saint in my book for resisting that! especially because they were for your WEDDING! yep, i wouldnt have been able to resist. good for you!!! i hope you pig out in a few short weeks!!

  5. Caitlin February 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Well good for you for finding a way to curb the craving via fruit/fruit juice instead of giving in! It stinks that you couldn’t sample the cookies (damn Lenten timing) but you definitely exhibited a lot of willpower. I hope you’ll save a cookie for when Lent is over! I am not addicted to sugar thankfully, I only eat a sweet something every 2-3 days, and that works for me for now! I’m such a salt addict anyway haha

  6. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Way to continue strong on your Lenten resolution! I keep making cheater substitutes, like eating copious amounts of granola after lunch/dinner…but granola = oats = whole grain = not candy/cookies/cake. Obviously. I also didn’t go quite as off sweets as you did (like I’ll still have sweet stuff for breakfast like pancakes or something, though I will try to keep them as additional-sweet-free as possible [so no chocolate chip pancakes 😦 ]). I’ve found that I’m SUPER craving mints after dinner now, though…I just need something to get super savory tastes out of my mouth!

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