Yep, after 232 days, I cracked late afternoon on Sunday. On the other hand, I lasted four whole days without chocolate of any sort. I only broke because my brain started thinking about the Gimme S’more! from Cold Stone. The thought wouldn’t leave, so I just gave up after a couple of hours.
And as I said before, if you’re gonna do something, do it right. I got a Like It size from Cold Stone, then Tim and I split a Cinnabon. To top it off, we went to Cheesecake Factory for a huge slice of chocolate cake for me.
About half an hour after I finished the cake, the pain began. My stomach was bloated and cramping. Then things traveled south, if you get my drift.
I wanted to weather the full consequences, since the whole point is to remind myself that sugar isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But we are on a schedule, so I took something after two hours. Still, I had time to suffer the effects.
After my stomach had settled down, Tim asked if I wanted any of his Nestle frozen desserts. I felt queasy just thinking about it.
Fortunately/unfortunately, I don’t have the shakes like I did after the kettle corn and fortune cookie incidents. But I did wake up with my head in an extra-thick fog. I haven’t felt like that in ages (at least not when I had a full night’s sleep), so I’m about 95% sure it was the result of a sugar hangover.
Hopefully, that’ll keep me on the straight and narrow. Especially because my stomach hurts just reliving all this.
Of course, the main question: Was it worth it? Sorta. I really enjoyed the ice cream, and the Cinnabon was very tasty. But honestly, the only thing I ate that felt truly sublime was the chocolate cake.
Meanwhile, the consequence was the terrible stomachache. Not to mention probable weight gain — 2,000 calories, even having split the Cinnabon — and the $21 we spent.
I’m hoping the cost will also help decrease my sugar intake, too. But pregnancy hormones don’t listen to logic. So we’ll just have to see.
Anyway, we’re all set for the next step. I have baby aspirin to help avoid clots, folic acid for vascular development, progesterone to keep my levels high and prenatal vitamins for obvious reasons. I’ll be starting the progesterone tonight, and the pills tomorrow.
We’ve got our fingers crossed that it takes this month because we don’t want to pay for the process all over again. Especially because there’s a chance our finances are going to get stretched. More on that in another post.
If you hadn’t had a sugary dessert in seven months and 20 days, what would be the first thing(s) you ate?