May 13: So Bad For Me

How often do you eat foods that you know are bad for your body?


Um… CONSTANTLY!! I know that I shouldn’t, and I know that it’s wrong for me to do so, but I just can’t help myself. It just tastes to damn good, and is so incredibly satisfying.

In saying that though, I will at least acknowledge that my diet, generally speaking, is quite healthy. Dinners are usually vegetables or salad with some kind of lean protein like fish or kangaroo or chicken, and recently we’ve been getting into Quinoa, which is quite good for you… And I drink a lot of green / herbal tea. I’ve swapped sugar for Xylitol which is a natural sweetener, and not that nasty white stuff (although I use that for baking…!!) but my weakness is cake and biscuits.

Fuuuuuck me. I wish I could kick it, but I just can’t seem to. There’s a sugar addiction deep within me. It’s grabbed hold of something and it’s refusing to let go. I’ll easily polish an entire back of biscuits before I’ve even finished my cup of tea. Or, maybe before I finish my second cuppa. Put a cake in front of me, and I have to exercise ridiculous amounts of restraint to eat just one slice, because if you so much as turn your back, I’ll inhale that damn thing, and devour the crumbs and make that plate look like there was never anything on it. It’s disgusting, and so very wrong, but it just can’t help myself.

The absolute worst is cupcakes. SWEET BABY JESUS!! For me, cupcakes are like crack. And it certainly doesn’t help when there is a cupcake shop right outside our local supermarket… Everytime we go there and do some groceries… Cupcakes. Need to just rush in and pick up a few last-minute things for dinner? Grab some cupcakes. Just finished lunch before you go and do grocery shopping? Let’s just get some cupcakes for when we get home and have a cuppa.

I know that by comparison, our diet would be somewhere in the middle. It’s not ridiculously healthy, nor is it super unhealthy but there in the middle. There’s certainly room for improvement, but that requires effort.