I used to eat brownies for breakfast. I know, we all eat unhealthy things for breakfast every now and and then, but I used to have Brownies appeared as a regular feature on my breakfast menu. I didn’t really plan on cooking them when I decided what to serve for our weekly meals, but whenever I was feeling any emotion at all, brownies appeared. A big pan of brownies should have lasted for several days. However, because there was one big overweight me, all the remaining brownies disappeared by the next morning.
From the minute I woke up, those brownies seemed to call my name. I would start out by eating half of one, and tell myself that was it. But ten minutes later I heard the brownie call again and the other half would disappear. One half by one half, I would consume the what was left of the brownies. Sure I felt guilty. But instead of dwelling on my obesity I would waddle off to the kitchen to make another pan. You see, when John came home he might wonder who ate all those brownies, so I would make more so I didn’t have to explain where twelve brownies went. (Not that he ever made me feel bad, because he didn’t.) It was my own guilty conscience.
Later that day, when the next pan of warm brownies came out of the oven, I had to eat some. That way the right amount would be sitting on the plate. Fortunately, I don’t do that anymore. Surprisingly, this wasn’t the easiest of habits to break. I had a hard time stopping baking and not eating sweets when I first woke up. Breaking that habit involved some concentrated effort and some stern talks with myself. Over time I got further and further away from having brownies for breakfast most mornings of the week.
I still bake brownies and I’ll admit that I sometimes have a leftover piece of one for breakfast, but it’s not a compulsion anymore. I finally trained myself to eat a healthy breakfast, usually oatmeal and a piece of whole wheat toast!
What’s your favorite breakfast food now? Diane