I am a stubborn person. I always have been, and I don't foresee that changing too much down the road. Even when I have been proven wrong in an argument, I will keep arguing just for the sake of arguing. It's quite annoying, actually. Props to Parker for putting up with that side of me. I can just be kind of a hard head.
A couple of weeks ago, Parker brought up how much I love desserts and sweets and how hard it would be to give them up if I had to. Now, the smart answer on my part would have been, "yeah you're right, giving up desserts sounds terrible". However, my brain decided to instead say the following, "I could give them up if I wanted to. It's just mind over matter. It wouldn't be hard". Naturally, he saw an opportunity and bet me I couldn't go 30 days without eating sweets. Being the stubborn person that I am, I told him of course I could do it and the bet was on. So from Oct. 1st through Oct. 30th (I strategically left Halloween out of the bet), I can't have sweets. Stubborn = Stupid.
I have always had a huge sweet tooth, and I crave something sweet after both lunch and dinner. I don't need a giant piece of cake or five scoops of ice cream (although that would be nice), but a cookie or a handful of chocolate chips are always on the menu.
It's only been a week of this stupid challenge, but it's already interfering with my daily life. Parker suggested getting froyo twice this weekend before I reminded him that I can't. We love grabbing froyo together. I tried to explain that strawberry froyo with fruit and almonds didn't count as dessert, but that argument didn't fly.
I'm going to finish this silly challenge because I said I would and I don't like to lose. That said, I have learned a valuable lesson. Sometimes, stubborn can also equal stupid. It sure did in this case! I am still allowed to eat fruit, so these days you can find me on the couch with a giant bag of grapes. Living big over here.
|The good 'ol days|