I thought it could never be done.
I thought that it’d be too hard.
I couldn’t imagine my life without it.
But here I am, 100% off of breakfast cereal. Simply incredible! If you love breakfast cereal like I loved breakfast cereal, then you have to know that this was a long time coming. In fact, one of my favorite things about being a grown up was the no one could impose any rules that would prohibit eating Captain Crunch for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As with most of my successes in life, weaning myself from those attractive cardboard boxes and the sugary treats within was primarily accomplished through the savvy means of distraction.
In fact, until I just sat down and thought about it, I didn’t even realize that it’s been months since my last bowl of breakfast cereal. But come to think of it, I have been eating a lot more eggs lately… and oatmeal… and french toast…
Huh. Well, how about that!
So long, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. So long, Muffin Tops (the cereal, not the roll around my midsection). So long, Honey Bunches of Oats. So long, Mulitgrain Cheerios. You’ll forever remain in my fond memories and I’d still indulge in you faster than a slice of cake. But the fact remains, we’re trying to transition to a diet of recognizable foods. And, well, ya just ain’t natural. But I’ve discovered a handsome cousin of yours. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He lives on the island of Costco and, while he might not be perfect, he’s got a lot going for him. So when I need that bowl of indulgence, I’ll be letting him satisfy my breakfast cereal cravings.
Wonder when/why we decided that certain foods were for certain times of the day? I really like having the typical “breakfast” fare for dinner. 😀
I think Edward Bernays had a bit to do with it, from his propaganda and advertising work.
I’ve found that cereal for breakfast makes me incredibly sleepy and haven’t had it in years.
on the mornings i have plenty of time, i like salami, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and roasted peppers
THAT sounds YUMMMY!!!!
Donna, it is! if you ever come out here for a visit…
funny thing–when i went to Turkey a couple of years ago–the breakfast buffet had cold cuts, cheeses, tomatoes, etc–i felt right at home!
definitely want to visit again 🙂
Ever since I got married and moved out of my parents house, I keep the pantry STOCKED with cereal. As kids, my parents would make us mix our Fruit Loops (or a similar cereal) with plain Cheerios. Now all of my sisters and I can chow down on some Captain Crunch. It’s real bad. 😛
I feel ya. I really do.
I only have cereal every once in awhile. When I do eat it I like most non sugary ones like Kashi or something organic. However, I have found an all natural ” lucky charm” kind that I like for when my sweet tooth kicks in.