Our family has just survived 25 driving hours (18 out and back and the rest exploration) in the car over the course of 4 days to Colorado. Longest road trip we have ever taken. I kind of feel like I need a reward of some sort. Oh wait, maybe eating my weight in sugar along the way was my reward.
For the most part we survived intact. There were no death threats, no one left on the side of the road and it really went much better than expected.
There was plenty of sugar and electronic devices that ran the entire time we sat.
Kit-Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, Red Vines, Mint Milano’s and caramel popcorn swirled together with handfuls of goldfish crackers and turkey jerky. Occasionally, a Greek yogurt and a fresh picked tomato would emerge from the cooler.
Perhaps that yogurt and tomato happened after the guilt of heavily processed junk coursing through my veins threatened to call for an insulin pump the next time we stopped at a pump.
And then there was lunch the first day in Colorado.
I refuse to hang my head in shame from the sugar police because it was so incredible. We had Bundt cakes from The Bundt Shoppe.
Key lime, red velvet, raspberry tart, snicker doodle, white chocolate raspberry and double chocolate were shared among the group. Moist and flavorful cake topped with cream cheese goodness. Oh nuts, I just drooled on the keyboard.
None of us felt awesome after inhaling heavily processed heaven so we headed to Chick-Fil-A for some protein to balance the load.
Cake and fried chicken for lunch? Yep – a public confession that I love sugar (and Chik-Fil-A nuggets but I only eat them a few times a year).
Hold tight, we haven’t totally fallen off the deep end. I also love our fruit and veggie smoothies and can’t wait to sauté fresh squash for dinner tonight. I picked between 5 and 6 pounds of purple raspberries when I got home. And just froze a tray of squash (the overgrown ones that grew too big as we were gone).
Is it the end of the world? Nope. Do I feel great? Physically, no. Emotionally, yes. Will I swear off sugar for the rest of my life only eating fresh fruits and veggies. Nope. Will I make more reasonable choices for my meals and snacks after feasting on so much sugar this weekend?
I hope so.
My pants will fit better if I do.