Yesterday was hard, and for no particular reason.

But out of all 5 days of eating no sugar (and of course after I called the sugar fast "fun"), I really, really wanted to cheat.

There's a small square box of chocolates sitting on our kitchen counter. I bought it before the sugar fast began, and I know there's two more pieces sitting in there.

Last night after dinner it took all of my strength not to eat one.

You'd think I would throw the box away so it wouldn't even be a temptation, but I can't bring myself to do that. Honestly, I'm not sure why.

Maybe it's I don't want to be wasteful.

Maybe I'm saving it in case someone comes over and wants a treat.

Or maybe I literally need to set the hope in front of me, reminding me this sugar depravity isn't forever.

One day I'll be freely eating after-dinner chocolate again.