I’ve been dieting lately.
I find it no funny coincidence that dieting sounds so much like dying, because I’ve not been able to indulge in my unhealthy eating habits for -eight- -whole- -weeks-.
This dy -eting has been part of a challenge: I, along with several other participants, have solemnly sworn to drink 64 oz. of water, eat 2 fruits and 3 vegetables, not consume sugar, exercise 5/7 days of the week, keep a food journal, contact a teammate daily, and whine about my lack of energy at least 3 times a day.
And that’s why I want to hear about dessert.
No, really. The upside of this diet is one ‘cheat’ day a week where I get to eat sugar. Two weeks ago, I made chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter bars to celebrate. Last week, I opted for an oatmeal fruit bar -because I love oats.
I also love chocolate lava cake, cream puffs, éclairs, fresh fruit pies, pistachio ice cream, Tagalongs, Symphony bars with toffee bits, Costco’s macadamia clusters, rich chocolate, crullers, and …maybe I should go to bed instead of making myself salivate.
In the meantime, what are some of your favorite treats? If you could eat sugar for just one day a week, which dessert would you indulge in?
©2022 Chel Owens
Here’s what I wrote for the last …weeks:
Wednesday, April 27: We talked about how we want to be remembered.
Thursday, April 28ish: Announced the winner of the Terrible Poetry Contest, Geoff Le Pard!
Sunday, May 1: Shared a quote by Alice Walker.
Thursday, May 5: Announced the latest Terrible Poetry Contest. THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENTER! IT’LL BE FUN!
Friday, May 6: Friday Photo of a funny play on
Sunday, May 8: Quoted C. S. Lewis for Mother’s Day, then wrote a poem about the dang holiday.
Monday, May 9: Mormon Monday! Families are so so so so so important.
Friday, May 13: It’s Friday Photo day down at the tire shop!
Sunday, May 15: Quote by David O. McKay.
And, a really beautiful knock-off of “Bad Habits.”
Monday, May 16ish: I’m a Mormon, so I’m not inked and holed.
Tuesday, May 17ish: Answered Charli’s prompt to rewrite her story in 99 words.
©2022 Chel Owens