sugarhoneycandySugar, sugar, honey, honey
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you


Back in the 60s The Archies weren’t really singing about sweets, but I was over the holidays. I warbled to cookies and ice cream and pie – oh my! And wolfed them down.

Oh honey, did I feel energized. I was high on sugar. And this candy girl kept wanting more.

Until the crash – and extra pounds.

Then I wished myself a happy new year and made a resolution: less sugar, honey and candy, Girl.

I’m not going cold turkey – that’s a sure way to fail. I’ll cut back slowly, an easy thing to do now that most of the holiday goodies have left the house. And if I don’t buy sweets, I can’t eat them. You see if I start, I find it hard to stop. (Ask my son and daughter about Girl Scout Cookies, especially Thin Mints.)

But the same is true about walking – once I start, I feel so much better that I want to keep going. And having a pedometer in my pocket helps me set a goal and keep track of my steps. When I hit 10K, the pedometer beeps, and I hear, “Atta girl! Atta girl! Atta girl!”

So I’ve decided to keep track of what I eat – a food journal – and focus on simple ‘real’ food: almonds instead of M&M’s, water instead of wine, carrots instead of bread.

Full disclosure: I ate a bagel for breakfast today, and will bake ginger cookies for a meeting at church this evening. I did say MOST goodies had left the house, and I would start SLOWLY. In my defense, I’m taking veggies and hummus tonight, too.

I’ve vowed not to sing to cookies and ice cream and pie, at least not for a while. Instead, I’m going to wolf down fruits, vegetables and milk. How sweet they are!

To them I’ll warble:

Pour your sugar on me, oh, yeah
Pour your sugar on me, honey
Pour your sugar on me, baby


Atta girl! Atta girl! Atta girl!


  1. carol cutler

    Totally with you on this plan!



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