I Knew It Would Be Hard


Living right continues to be difficult on my long-workday-schedule. I know that I rail against sugar all of the time, and I can honestly report that I haven’t had any trouble not eating sugar even though my day to day schedule is such a mess. I can’t honestly say that I haven’t WANTED to eat sugar though.

Just about every day one of the ten guys in my shop brings a sweet goody to share. Today it was home made pies. I look the other way about fifteen times a day, until the last of the sweets is gone. Eating what I have been eating makes it even harder to do.

A few days ago we went to a Chiefs game. I ate a double cheeseburger, with a bun, and some onion rings. White flour in all of that. The later that week I ate two chili dogs for lunch at work, buns on both of those. More white flour in that. Then we went out to one of the best Italian eateries in KC, Cascone’s on North Oak. Karen got a huge plate of pasta, I got a huge plate of pasta. Neither of us could eat it all for dinner that night, so we took it home. For the next two days I had a huge lunch of pasta. White flour at just about every meal I have eaten this week.

Eating white flour in bread or pasta, I may as well be eating pancakes with syrup all over them. That carbohydrate is just as bad as sugar on your blood chemistry. However, I hate to throw food away. I calculate that eating flour for one meal, in this case mostly lunch, is about one third as bad as eating flour in every mouthful. If you combine that with my practice of drinking water and unsweetened coffee all day then I am not really eating that many carbs. However–it is really making me Jones for sugar. At the store checkout I am seriously tempted by the candy rack. At home I am really tempted to get into our ‘sin drawer’ that contains the emergency supply of chocolate for the end of the world. It makes it a real hard thing to turn my head at this morning’s pie offerings. But I did it.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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