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Sweet Work

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This time of year, I don’t think a day goes by without something extra sweet going on in our kitchen. While I continue to monitor and moderate the total amount of daily sugar I consume, I have not gotten to the extreme of completely avoiding treats. In a way, that means I face a greater need for self-control to manage my goal.

 It would probably be easier to just completely refuse any of the sweet things that Cyndie prepares, but I’m not sure. On an annual basis, it’s not that much of an issue for me, but in the weeks around Thanksgiving and Christmas, it does require greater effort on my part.

DSCN4179eLast night I sat at the counter with Cyndie, cutting and wrapping the last of the caramels she made. I think we did it at a good time, because I was stuffed from having just finished eating dinner.

I didn’t eat a single one.

I mean, an entire single one. There was one that came out a little too wide, and needed to be trimmed.

I suppose that fraction of a caramel added a few grams of sugar to my daily total. I probably worked that off in the calories I burned working so diligently on cutting and wrapping.











Written by johnwhays

December 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

4 Responses

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  1. You need to do quality checks:-)

    Steve R

    December 8, 2015 at 9:26 am

    • Good point. There is that responsibility I should keep in mind.


      December 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

  2. Delicious! I can smell that kitchen from here, the sweet smell, the caramel smell, the love smell and the cozy home. I miss you!


    December 8, 2015 at 7:25 am

    • Yes, delicious! We are thinking of you, Marco and your boys very much lately!
      We miss you, too.


      December 8, 2015 at 7:47 am

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