the holidays were rough on my will power.
i know i'm not alone on this one.
with outings, and family gatherings, and vacation..
it get's rough to stay sugar & gluten free.
i feel for those who are truly allergic or diabetic.
it's slim pickings.
so, i faltered a little. it took me until mid-february to get back on track.
i'm not guilting myself, i'm just going to pick up where i left off.
it takes a loonnng time to break 32 years of bad habits.
but let's be honest.
i like sweets.
and even cutting my addiction to sugar, doesn't kill that.
it's in my dna. it's a genetic thing.
my oma had a sign in her house forever that said 'a chocoholic lives here'.
i never knew what it meant until i was a teenager.
my dad? total chocoholic too.
and lucky me got the sweet gene.
my brother would pass over a candy bar for a big juicy rib any day.
so would my mom. i wonder sometimes if i'm not adopted...
then i remember that my mom always has a bag of dark chocolate peanut m&ms in the drawer for dad to snack on.
and that dad was the only other person in the house who would reach in & grab a piece of frozen cookie dough out of the freezer & eat it.
yep. that's me. my father's daughter 100%.
cookie dough is far better than the actual cookie in my opinion.
and it doesn't even matter what flavor the dough is.
peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip, chocolate mint, you name it..
i eat my share before they get baked.
(same goes for cake & brownie batter, they are much more alluring to me raw than cooked)
as a self confessed sweet tooth, it was absolutely necessary to find alternatives to refined sugar.
because if i'm going to be successful, i have to find a way to eat what i'm craving.
in walks these babies:
(i slightly altered this to my own tastes & what i had on hand)