August Break: Guilty Pleasure

Guilty pleasure. Something that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard. Something that you shouldn’t like, but like anyway. Something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it.

For me, that would be dessert. Sweets, candy, cake, ice cream, cookies, donuts, pastries, muffins, cup cakes, etc. But especially pie. I adore pie, especially fruit pie.

The message from many is that sugar in any form is evil, that you should cut back on sweet things or just not eat them at all. Some would look at me, my numbers and size, and say I shouldn’t be eating dessert at all, ever.

You know what I say in response? Bite me.

6 thoughts on “August Break: Guilty Pleasure

  1. barbranostay

    I am totally with you on the pies and ice cream – true, it is “momentary”pleasure, but pleasure nonetheless!

  2. tinakomi

    I sure was happy to see the picture of marionberry pie – yumm! And your final bit made me laugh out loud, something I’ve been having difficulty doing this week! This summer my guilty pleasure has been Death By Chocolate ice cream, cheap stuff at Winco. It may be the death of me, but I’ll sure die happy! ♥

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      I have to say, Tina, I’m developing quite an attitude lately about people thinking they can tell me what to do. Why shouldn’t we die happy? Why shouldn’t we LIVE happy?!

  3. sherrybelul

    Ha! I love this. Especially that last line. Isn’t there a saying, “Everything in moderation?” Who the heck is telling you what to do? Man, oh, man …! One of the things that still makes me the saddest to this day is remembering all of the times my mother-in-law would deprive herself of sweets. She was so obsessed about being thin. And in the meantime, she wouldn’t share in the fun family outings for ice-cream or the celebratory cakes. She died young. And I always wish she would have allowed herself a little more sweetness.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      My mom read this post, Sherry, and emailed me to say that the last line was “quintessential Jill.” 🙂 I am only now learning to let go of external pressures, judgement, rules, and trust myself, feed myself, enjoy myself. You are one of the things that reminds me life is so sweet. ♥


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