I have a lot of weaknesses — especially when it comes to weight loss — and I know these weaknesses more than anyone. I know if I start eating sugar, for example, it’s really hard for me to stop. I’ve never been one to sit down and go crazy and eat a whole bag of Oreos or a whole gallon of ice cream — my guilt has never allowed me to do that — but when I eat even a little bit of sugar I’ll get the taste for it and I’ll keep craving it for days and days. It’s crazy!
Because I know this about myself, I really try to stay away from sugar altogether. Even stuff like fat-free frozen yogurt will trigger my sugar addiction, so it’s best if I just abstain completely.
So what did I do Friday night?
I made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies.
I knew I shouldn’t do it, but chocolate chip cookies are my husband’s favorite thing and I wanted to do something nice for him. And a couple cookies wouldn’t completely kill me, would they?
Well a couple cookies wouldn’t. But of course I didn’t have just a couple. The recipe made about 3 dozen cookies and that night I had at least 4. Then 2 more on Saturday, 3 more on Sunday, a couple on Monday. And of course now, even though the evil cookies are gone, I’m having sugar cravings like no one’s business. DANGIT JEN! Why do you do this to yourself?
Ah well… what’s done is done. The good news is I’ve picked myself up and gotten back on track. I even went for a run this morning, which I haven’t done in a long time. And I’m headed out to the Y for Body Pump class in a few minutes. Maybe I can clean up my act in time for a half-decent weigh-in this Friday. We’ll see! If not… I have no one to blame but myself! And those darned chocolate chip cookies.