Friday, May 6, 2011

Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of gummy bears

The first step is admitting you have a problem.  Judging by the empty wrappers and semi-melted tootsie rolls that are stuck to old pennies in my pocket, I think that's clear.  But what is the first step, really?  This isn't about another diet.  It is actually about quitting and kicking the sugar habit before I am melting it in a spoon with a low grade fever in a dark corner of the basement.  So, I figured that I would 12 step myself according to the classic 12 step program.  This is in no way a funny poke at the millions who have done this program themselves, I really want to know how to quit!

Step 1:
Admit we were powerless over the addiction —that our lives had become unmanageable.