On top of giving up Starbucks (and the Gingerbread Latte that will also be coming out soon), I've now been advised by my acupuncturist to give up dairy, sugar, and cold foods and drinks. This means giving up one of my favorite things in the whole wide world, ice cream.
I haven't been doing such a good job at this no sugar, no dairy thing. I've actually been behaving like one of the Things, doing the exact opposite of what I've been told to do. This last Saturday Little Bit bought me a couple of loaves of sweet bread (one lemon poppyseed & the other blueberry) . They were both gone by Wednesday, and I didn't share much with my family. Last night I met with a client and we shared a Pizza Cookie.
A 1/2 pound of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, or Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie dough, slightly baked in a 6-inch pizza pan then topped with 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Ours was half peanut butter, half chocolate chip.
After eating such a yummy dessert and having a tummy ache for the rest of the night, I decided that I was going to start taking my care provider's advice seriously. I decided to kick my sugar habit once and for all.
I woke up determined to behave but when I opened my email I saw this:
This description followed:
Sadly, thousands of pumpkins are destroyed and wasted each November. And for what? Distance. We're talking about the new cruel "sport" of Punkin Chunkin, whereby people build highly powered machines, such as catapults, to see who can hurl pumpkins the farthest (yes, we're serious). Barbarians! Well guess what, Chunkers?! We built a machine, too! It's called a Blizzard® machine! And it blends pumpkin pie with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve to make the delicious Pumpkin Pie Blizzard® Treat! Now the DQ® Blizzard of the Month! In our opinion, no other machine in the world can beat it. Well, maybe the space shuttle. Maybe.
and then they included this:
How could they do this to me? Not only do they put two of my
favorite things together but they also tempt me with a coupon???
Maybe that's what I get for being part of the DQ Blizzard Fan Club.