The thing about working from home and liking to bake is, well, working from home and liking to bake.
It can be a bad combination, really. See also: OREOS. Bananas going bad? Well, this needs to become banana bread. Obviously. Itching to try something using wowbutter? Peanut butter cookies it is. You can make chocolate chip cookies in a skillet? I smell a lunchtime experiment. You see? It’s a dangerous road, really. Shakes fist at you, pinterest.
So I decided that after the end of the Jewish holidays, I would put an end to all of the baked goods. I mean, I would purposefully detour past my kitchen to just grab one more cookie. Coffee no longer felt appropriate without a little something sweet to go along with it. And don’t get me started on what happens to me when I step foot inside of a nut-free bakery. Out of control I tell you.
As of yesterday, I put myself on a bit of sugar detox situation which made me really awesome to be around. I’m training my body to no longer need all of these delicious sweet things. It’s some kind of personal hell, let me tell you. I ate all sorts of things I love to eat yesterday. Carrots, hummus, quinoa, yogurt, string cheese, banana. I was pleased with myself walking around all day all smug-like. “Look Indy! I’m in the kitchen and I’m not eating anything I baked!”
They say that the first three days are the hardest. Which I recall to be true from when I quit Diet Coke cold turkey in May of 2011. And then I heard them say that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. And then they went ahead and said that was a myth and that it actually takes 66 days. 66 days. DAMN YOU, SCIENCE.
I do make my bed every single day now, so there’s hope.
It’s really a shame, though, since DESSERT is one of my favorite accessories.
I should probably buy a scarf or something since it’s fixing to be a long 66 days.