So here’s my problem in a nutshell. No meat, no dairy. I want sugar! All sugar, all the time. Who ARE these people who become vegans and lose weight? How long, exactly, does that take? I mean, I’m fine with not LOSING weight, but it would be great if I could avoid GAINING it! Look, I’ve been doing really well with the moderation, and I normally do ok, but after the fourth week or so, I start having MAJOR sugar cravings! This time is worse than ever before. I think for two major reasons:
- I have cheated less than ever before. So no rich foods, so after awhile, more sugar cravings.
- I have discovered amazing vegan bakeries and now, oh Lord, help me! I have found incredible vegan cookie books.
So we are supposed to rein in the earthy passions. Like our over-indulgence in food. I am seriously having a problem with that right now, because all I want to do is sit down and eat a mountain of cookies. Also, I am working very hard on procrastinating. I am trying to avoid finishing our taxes. I HATE DOING THE TAXES!!!!!!! It will only take me another three hours or so to finish them, and I could have done them today. Instead, I made vegan chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes with vegan buttercream frosting, vegan chai cookies (there’s really no reason to ever put dairy in cookies, trust me), and MORE giant vegan chocolate chip cookies. In all fairness to me, I made the chocolate chip cookies because, after I had my heart set on making the chai cookies, I asked my husband what his favorite cookies were, and he said chocolate chip cookies, and then he expressed sadness and frustration over the fact that the kids scarfed down the last DOUBLE batch I made and he only got to eat two of them. So really, you can see that I had no choice but to make another batch. It was only fair. And I had to make the chai cookies, because I really wanted to. OK, even I have to laugh at myself now. I really should think about giving up rationalizations for Lent next time around! Well, what the heck, I may as well finish. I had to make the chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes because I already had vegan buttercream in the fridge from last week’s cupcakes (did I forget to mention those?). What else could I do? It’s just WRONG to throw food away, even buttercream!
Well, this totally blows the whole noble person fasting for Lent image, but it is exceedingly honest, so I’m going to go ahead and post this. Right now. Before I let my ego and embarrassment change my mind. Did I mention I am drinking a glass of wine as I type this. OK. Not my finest hour.