Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Who’s With Me?

I have a sweet tooth that is so big I swear it’s visible from outer space. I often fantasize about ways to combine all my favorite desserts. I imagine a cupcake bisected by an oatmeal raisin cookie then topped with ice cream and then served as one crazy a la mode on a slice of pie. If I was Catholic, I’d give up sweets for Lent. Alas, I am not Catholic, so I never have to endure that torture.

Todd claims that he was never that into sweets until he hooked up with me. While I take my tea black, the lure of some concoction like brownies topped with crème brulee sprinkled with Andes candies never fails to seduce me. But I wasn’t always this way. Sure, I always liked dessert; I just didn’t have it every single day multiple times per day like I do now. In college I rarely had dessert after dinner. Never ate a cookie after a sandwich at lunch and never had ice cream at the ready in the freezer.

Now? It’s everywhere. And it’s my own doing. Yesterday Todd and I were talking about the decline of our eating habits, when he brought up the topic of our dessert consumption.

“I’ll bet you can’t go a week without sweets,” he teased.

“I’ll do you one better. I’ll go to the end of the month! What do I get if I win?”

And on the conversation went until it eventually evolved into a month-long challenge that will end on April 15th. Todd and I have resolved not to eat sweets until April 15th. If he caves, he has to take the trash barrels to and from the curb every week for a month. If I cave… well, I can’t remember what he gets if I cave. I am sure he does, though.  And even though I cannot remember, I am sure it'll be mildly unpleasant enough to keep my competitive spirit going strong.

So, Internet, I invite you all to join our dessert free for a month challenge. No sweets until April 15th.

All the cool kids are doing it. Are you in?

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Blogger Taoist Biker said...


Good luck, though!

March 16, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, sorry, not a chance. My blood sugar's the one in charge in this department. Or at least that's what I tell myself.

March 16, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

Neither of you? Really? Not even for the moral support??

Oh, and we started this challenge on Sunday. It's now Tuesday and I've not had a single sweet cross my lips.

Am doing good, no? Combine that with the 10K race training and my jeans are barely staying on today. Woot!

March 16, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Taoist Biker said...

Good on ya for the jeans issues! But, no. Sorry. No. ;)

March 22, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

Update... he lost last week. He ate a thin mint. Because I am too nice, I have him a second chance. Then he lost again on Saturday.

On Sunday morning he made his world famous cinnamon buns, I had one b/c, well, the bet was off.

And yet I still took the damn barrels to the curb this morning. What's up with that?? LOL.

March 22, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

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