I’m not eating sugar today.

Or tomorrow. Or Thursday.

There, I’ve posted it. Now I’ll have to stick to my resolution, despite the Desk Drawer of Temptation, which is both well within reach and full of European confections. (Until yesterday it also contained Easter candy, but that’s all gone now. Hence today’s resolution.)

One… day… at… a… time…

(update: early Tuesday evening)

Whoa. I had no idea how many times a day I normally dip into my little Desk Drawer of Temptation until I made a conscious choice to stop doing it. To warm myself up, which I usually do via hot chocolate, I had to put on a sweater and run up and down the stairs a few times. And to stave off hunger, I’ve had to actually…

Make myself real food.*

Like, a whole sandwich and everything.

*In all honesty, I do quite enjoy cooking. I made a big potful of split pea soup yesterday, and had a wonderfully barbaric time stripping the hambone with my bare hands. (YARRR. Gorth eat big big meat! Tear much foods!) I just rarely make the time for cooking because it’s so much easier to grab a handful of peanut butter M&Ms to assuage those little hunger pangs. (One may think that a life that’s too busy for essentials like feeding oneself is a life that’s just too busy. One would have a point. Perhaps one should look into time management training for friends who are too preoccupied to do it themselves.)

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