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Sometimes Stubborn Can Equal Stupid

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
 

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17 comments :

Janelle Vannice said...

Haha! This post made me laugh SO HARD because this is EXACTLY something that would happen to me. I am so stubborn too, and I would accept the challenge just to prove my husband wrong... and then I'd be miserable for a month. I also love desserts. A lot. Props to you! Hang in there!

Jen said...

Haha yup this is me in a nutshell!

Kate Mitchell said...

Haha that's me 100%! Good luck!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I totally try and justify the same-- strawberry ice cream-- fruit! Good luck with the challenge, I need to cut back on desserts myself!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

I love sweets. I should probably lay off of them a little bit. Thanks for linking up today!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Ali said...

Oh, this would be so hard for me! Especially this time of year when I'm craving baked goods. Good luck! Just think of the chocolate party you can have on Halloween!

Bailey Kay said...

I'm totally stubborn but if someone told me I can't go a month without desserts I'd totally say they're right.

Lisa C said...

I agree with being stubborn. You can make it! Only 3 more weeks :)

Malia Lilinoe said...

Man, such a brave soul to give up sweets! I absolutely could not do that, but safe to say, we've all been in the same boat as you ;)

Although, I had a baking day with a friend yesterday and we decided to make mimosas; we had one too many and were on a sugar high. And felt like crap the remainder of the day...

Emily Stewart said...

Oh, friend! You are so crazy! Good luck! Good thing we're not in Milton anymore to tempt you with Sweet Frog dates :)

Ladonna said...

That is too funny and I would do the same thing. In fact, I would go until November just to prove the dumb point.

Kenzie Smith said...

This is too funny! I could go without sweets if I had to, only because I am not much of a sweets person. I much prefer salty snacks.. Now that would be hard for me to give up!

Ashley said...

Oh gosh, that's too funny. I probably would have argued too.

Amy said...

i sometimes argue just to argue too (i'm sure it is a lovely character trait i have haha) but dang girl - that is awesome! (and soooo strategic, i would have FAILED miserably if i did that through halloween!)

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

Haha! Jarrod always tells me that I would argue with a tree stump. I gave up alcohol one year for lent. I had given it up before when pregnant, but this was a totally different ballgame. Lent fell during a PCS. During our anniversary cruise. During our first ball in Monterey where I knew NO ONE. But you know what was funny? I thought I would wake up at midnight on Easter for a drink. I didn't. I didn't go for a mimosa at breakfast. I didn't pop open a bottle of wine after church. I made it all the way to dinner without a drink. I learned a thing or two about myself that year during lent. And just wait - I bet you'll learn a few things about yourself too!

Elizabeth McDowell said...

Oh my goodness. My husband would eventually feel so bad that he would make me give the bet up!

Stephanie said...

I eat cookies or chocolate covered almonds/pomegranates EVERY day. You are a better woman than I. And I am in your corner that the froyo shouldn't count! Does regular yogurt count?

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