If sugar is as dangerous as they say, I'm in deep trouble.
My Beloved brought these home this week, an early Easter celebration of chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing. I think he was charmed by the decorations, as am I. Dyed coconut "grass" and jelly bean "eggs" - I like anything that speaks of spring.
We actually don't eat much sugar, far less than most Americans - we just eat too much of everything else. Walking the dog over the hills of our little town and swimming like a madwoman don't seem to help, either. They do make me feel better and I'm sure they help with fitness, but my dress size hasn't budged.
I gave up dieting after years of rollercoaster weight loss and gain - I have shed and regained whole persons in my lifetime. Now, I'm more or less content with my body - it doesn't give me a hard time and I don't try to make it what it isn't any more. We have become friends who accept each other's failings.
So, we'll enjoy these cupcakes and go on with our lives, courting danger every now and then.