Friday, February 14, 2014

30/30: Junk Food Junkie

Let me begin this week's 30/30 Vision Blog Challenge by wishing each of you a Happy Valentine's Day! It seems only fitting on a day so often celebrated with candy that today's prompt is about junk foods we can't refuse. For me, while the list may be long, the catefory is simple. I love sweets. There have been times in my life when I could sit and eat an entire box of Swiss Cake Rolls. an entire pan of chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven or a bag of Skittles. And that's not even mentioning what I could do (and have done) to a box of hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Whenever I would be sad, bored or just at home watching sports on TV by myself, I could do some some serious damage to junk food.

Then about 16 months ago I was diagnosed as a diabetic. My eating patterns changed. I became a much healthier eater at meals and junk snacks became (mostly) a thing of the past. And sweets became a forbidden fruit. But still....there are times, in the dark places of the night and of my soul, when I have to give in. I need a sweet fix. So while I may talk a good game and eat healthy foods when you are watching, the temptation is always there.

All of this made me recall a novelty song from my teenage years called Junk Food Junkie, sung by a guy name Larry Groce. I was stunned to find it on YouTube, so I share it with you here today. Even tough a few of the references are dated, the song still explains so well what goes on underneath the surface for all of those who try so hard to eat healthy foods. Give it a listen!

We all have our weaknesses. And now, if you don't mind, I'll go have a sugar-free yogurt and some water. Good LORD have pity on me...

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on sweets! I looooove sweets and there is never a safe sweet in my house,especially chocolate but alas Noah has a milk sensitivity and I can't have chocolate for Valentine's day! It's a travesty I tell you! I gave up caffeine and beer for this kid for 40 long weeks, the least he could do is let me have some stinking chocolate!


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