Eleven (More) Steps To Go

Copyright Jean L. Hays

Copyright Jean L. Hays

December was a blur of late nights and overflowing plates. The endless parties, the non-stop celebrations. The cannoli cake. The cinnamon rolls. The homemade caramels.

Grandma Paul’s Chocolate Sheet Cake.  

By Boxing Day, the button of my pants hadn’t seen the slot since Thanksgiving.

By New Year’s Eve, I’d descended to sweatpants and oversized tunics.

I was in the throes of addiction, and there was nothing I could do about it. It was time to confess. Time to come clean.

I opened the door, took a seat and said those pivotal words:

“My name’s Karen and I’m a sugar addict.”

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  1. Very good! I’m sure Sugar Anonymous is on the way.

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  2. Hi Karen! (I believe that’s the proper greeting during a SA meeting) Admitting it is the first step. I enjoyed reading this while munching on a doughnut and drinking my mocha cappuccino. Terrible problem other people have with that sugar. Munch munch munch… 😉

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  3. Dear Karen,

    There is such a thing and I am one. I gave up sugar 15 years ago. Nicely done.



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  4. Hello, Karen… the group responded! There would be many at this SA meeting.

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  5. Ugh, I can relate! A little *too* realistic of a story for me today, ha ha!

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  6. Dale

    Yeah… great timing. Thank Goodness the holidays are almost over!

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  7. lillmcgill

    So glad you enjoyed the cake, Grandma Paul

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  8. Time for a spinach smoothie. Ha ha
    Happy New Year,

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  9. Happy xmas. New year’s going to be on the treadmill for your protagonist. At least she’s ‘fessed up before the easter eggs arrive.

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  10. A timely cautionary tale. I like her progression through her wardrobe as each feast is consumed.

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