one of the strange side effects of my pregnancy is that i lost my sweet tooth. for those that know me, you realize what a big deal this is. i have a huge sweet tooth. i can eat massive amounts of treats at any time of the day without it phasing me (besides the inevitable weight gain and perhaps needing a larger pair of pants). so when sweets lost their appeal i almost didn't feel like myself. i could sit in front of a plate of cookies or a bowl of candy without being tempted (definitely not typical for me since i have zero self control).
but the inevitable has happened. about 3 weeks ago i began to be tempted again by sugary goodness and it has steadily increased. on saturday night i couldn't get enough of the sour patch kids and swedish fish seth and megan brought over. i was unable to walk past the cute girl scouts in front of king soopers and found myself the proud owner of a red box of tagalongs. this morning by 9:15 am i had eaten the 3 girl scout cookies i had brought for lunch. and then i saw my friend jessica's blog which included a picture of donuts (thanks jess. or should i say thanks dan). suddenly all i could think about were donuts. lucky (or unlucky) for me there is a lamar's donuts conveniently located near my office. my mind was made up and it was clear where i would be spending my lunch break. in an effort to "minimize" the effect of the donut i decided to walk there (although let's be honest, i would have had to run a marathon to "minimize" the effect). i will admit that i did feel a little silly power walking back to the office with a donut bag in my hand. but once i bit into that apple fritter it didn't matter. it was totally worth it (trust me, you have to try the apple fritter. you will become a believer). if it counts for anything, i did save half of it for dave :)
welcome back sweet tooth!