The first step is admitting it.
This past week? I have been obsessed with ICEE's.
Preferably a half cherry/half coke flavored. I figure it makes it like a....frozen cherry coke, right? Right.
But you guys. It's getting...bad. Now, I know not to take my cravings too seriously. I mean, in the moment THEY ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS. I'll cut-a-ho to get what I need (kidding). But really. They are serious. I mean, I need that icee or I may die type-of-thing. But eventually? After a few days or weeks, my cravings all wear off, and then it's onto the next thing.
I mean, at first? All I wanted was sour patch kids and any gummy/chewy candy I could get my hands on. Then? The thought of those sour sweet tart shockers was all my mind could possibly think about for days on end until my friend Gina mailed me some. Then I moved onto all.things.fresh.fruit related. I bought 6 cartons of strawberries in a 2 week period. And approximately 4 cans of whipped cream to put on top. Let's not even talk about the number of pineapples I bought. Or the fresh veggie slathered in dip phase. Or the eat-a-whole-pack-of-fruit-mentos-in-one-sitting-phase (which I'm currently in). Or the white cheddar popcorn phase (Still in this, too. Pair it with an icee. You'll thank me.)
You see, I'm a craver. I know that not all pregnant women are big cravers, but I most definitely am. When it hits me it hits me and each craving sticks around for about a two week period of time.
So this is why I know I have hope. I won't (hopefully) need 2 icee's a day for the rest of this pregnancy. And if I do? You can rest assured that I'll be sporting an alternate title, aka: BLIMP. And in all seriousness, I did have two ICEE's yesterday. I feel like I need to tell on myself to the world and get a slap on the wrist because that kind of indulgence is unacceptable. But, HA-HA--I am a shameless pregnant woman. So I bear it all.
Anyway. I'm off to pick up my daughter
So tell me, pregnant or not--what are YOUR current cravings? Maybe you'll give me some ideas which will help me move on from this sugar-ridden-icee-fest. Until then. Gonna sip on some cherry-coke'y goodness. Don't judge.