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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My Name is Jess and...

...I'm a sugar addict.

By now, most of you who read my blog may already know this since I often chronicle for you my love of sweets. But as of late, it seems increasingly clear to me that I not only have a sweet tooth, but that, perhaps, all 29 (yes, I counted them -- does this seem like the right number of teeth? seems like a lot) teeth crave sugar.

See, for Valentine's Day, my husband bought me a box of Fun Dip -- partially because he knows I love sugar, and partially for sentinmental reasons: on one of our first dates he invited me over to his apartment to watch movies, and I brought along some Fun Dip (some people bring a bottle of wine, I bring refined sugar) and ended up spilling the colored sugar all over the place. Anyway, I didn't consume all the packets of Valentine's Fun Dip right away; instead, I've been spacing them out, but in general I have about one packet a night (okay, sometimes two). A packet is 50 calories of sugary goodness, which in a sense isn't that bad (but, it would mean running a half mile to burn off); however, an extra 50 to 100 calories a day of refined sugar can't be helping me to shed those extra pounds that -- I'm convinced -- keep me from being the speed machine I'm meant to be.

So, yesterday I tried to refrain from the sugar(I at first tried to trick myself by having a Diet Sprite, but my palate knew better: aspartame is no substitute for the 'cane), but as I sat watching TV last night, I could hear the Fun Dip calling to me from my closet (I put it in there so that it would be less tempting, but that ploy has failed to deliver results). I yielded and got a packet, and settled in front of the TV to enjoy my sugar. But then it happened: one wasn't enough. I needed more -- needed it, I tell you! I especially had to have another stick (for those unfamiliar with Fun Dip, or if you haven't had it since you were five, the "dip" is just flavored sugar, but you "dip" into the dip with a compressed sugar stick that is delicious) because the stick is my favorite. So, I broke into another pack, this time leaving the dip alone but going straight for the stick. Of course, consuming that didn't squelch the craving either, and I broke into another packet to get at the stick and leave the dip untouched. One packet and three sticks later, I was feeling a little sick to my stomach and also a little wired.

I'm thinking of throwing the Fun Dip out. I know it will just be replaced with other sweets: ice cream or mini cookies, but I have to start somewhere. That, or I'm gonna need to join SA (sugarholics anonymous); heck, maybe that would be helpful anyway. I could join the circle of others who can relate to my childhood habit of eating a handful of sugar cubes on the way to the bus stop; there has to be others out there, doesn't there?

9 comments:

JustJunebug said...

oh my goodness you had me rolling!!

i prefer my sugar in the form of cakes, cookies or even pie...i am going on 10 weeks without cake.

i really want some cake.

right. now.

hang in there!!

Bob said...

Hilarious, and hey I have 29 as well, I counted.

miss petite america said...

omg that's hilarious. i heart fun dip as well, and i curse you for reminding me of a treat i haven't yet had...or introduced to my nephew (hehehe)

the only way to break the habit is to throw it out chica. sugar is so addictive. i should know! get your sugar from beer instead.

Erin said...

Again...sugar is gross. Give me some salt. Olives, pickles, salsa, margarita salt...

You may call me a masochist for shopping for 8 hours but eating 3 fun dips in one night after vowing to cut back on them is crazy insane. Just promise me you won't cut all of your hair off before going to rehab!

Kim said...

laughing aloud at your sugar addiction! i *tried* to give up desserts for lent...the next day i had a brownie. so then i gave up desserts minus brownies. but then i had a cookie. and some candy. and now it's just ice cream, which i hardly ever eat anyway. whats my problem???!

teacherwoman said...

too funny! I will have to admit though, I am not a sugar-alholic...but more of a salt-aholic. I like the salty junk food...especially chips!

Firefly's Running said...

Jess, I understand your pain. Sugar acts like a drug for me...and guilty too. I hope you can deal with it.

runnergirl said...

I, too, am a sugar addict. When you find the number to sugarholics annonymous, please send it my way!

Jane is Dating said...

I am an addict as well- I buy Bubblem Gum chewing gum chew it a few times and spit it out- I gave up candy for lent so I need to get sugar one way or another! BTW I moved here from South FLorida as well...what the hell was I thinking?