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04 March 2017 @ 11:21 pm
Sugar Wars: Whoops  

Despite my careless confidence yesterday, I went over calorie budget today. Given that I was below all week (drastically below on the day I inadvertantly barfed up dinner @.@), I’m not exactly concerned about this. It’d be nice if all this nonsense reflects in the scale on weigh-in day. We’ll see.

I went to a movie this afternoon and was quite hungry going in, but reluctant to get popcorn or any of the other crap available at the theatre. I stopped at a local bakery and got an eclair instead.

I mean, I ate it, because I was hungry, but I could tell from the first bite that I wasn’t really impressed with it. (I mean, beyond the fact that with one glorious exception, I’ve never had eclairs that I thought were as eclairs should be. The exception was at a farmer’s market where one of the businesses made eclairs that were the Platonic ideal. Like, these things were what God had in mind when God said “Let there be eclairs.” They used real, dark chocolate, almost a ganache, and chantilly cream, and a lavendar blossom on top, and they were *perfect*. As it happened, the last time I saw that company at that market, I stopped to tell them that these were the perfect eclairs. The guy said to the woman, “See?! I *told* you so!” and then they were never there again. Perhaps I broke the spell?)

None of that was the point. The point was that normally even if an eclair wasn’t the Platonic Ideal, I’d have been all like “eclair nom” and I was much more “eclair meh”.

It’s certainly nice to be past the murderous stage of this, to feel like I’ve turned a corner. I know all too well that it would be exceptionally easy to fall right back off the wagon, but right now, at least, it’s nice.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Catherine: custard brainsharpwords on March 5th, 2017 04:54 pm (UTC)
That is extremely encouraging! Both for you and for me, being a couple of weeks behind.

I'm on Day 5 of Lenten Sugar Wars and doing OK so far. I've found the trick so far is not to let myself get hungry. And to get plenty of fruit and no-sugar squash and fruit teas.
I even managed to walk right past the fresh pastries in Lidl.

May the good work continue.

6_penny on March 6th, 2017 04:18 pm (UTC)
A local bakery makes eclairs with a pistachio cream filling. Not traditional but awesome - and my downfall.