Addiction Recovery Story #27, Pink Magnolia: Sugar Addict Slips at Night

I walked with grace through the Easter candy season, free and clear, no longing for kiddie candy and magic chocolate rabbits. Under my snug control top L’eggs pantyhose and pink Lilly Pulitzer dress, my belly was full after our Sunday holiday meal— a normal entree, with a big salad and steamed fresh asparagus. So what happened at 1:30 a.m. in the kitchen, three mornings later? I promised to write about my sugar/overeating addiction recovery journey in real time, as I rise and as I stumble, so here goes.

“Cloud Hugging” — a photograph of Pink Magnolias by Jerry LoFaro, from Fine Art America, an online art forum. (Hint: You can buy a print there.)

Spooning into hot chocolate mix brings back memories of Clare, a Saint Mary’s School friend who said vanilla extract contains alcohol, so alcoholics should not drink it. Like a desperate drunk who turns to the vanilla in the baking cupboard, I reached for the closest thing I could find to candy and cake.

Magazine maven, craft coffee lover, legal guardian. Passionate about fashion and lipstick — though it may not look that way when I dash to the supermarket.

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