Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mo's temptation challenge - working on the two bite system

The heater is bad and has gone to "heater heaven" at my sister's new house. I now have company for a few days (or more) and am loving it - glad to be able to provide my sis & her boyfriend with a warm place to stay, company and a chance to relax from the hectic move...knowing it will all get settled soon. However, I was tempted last night and was SO PROUD that I didn't cave. There were Oreo's cookies in my house last night.
I am not saying that they can't be in my house, but normally when they are they go straight to my tummy and well, the guilt gets to me. Having cookies in the house are hard to do on a monthly basis, but I would never deprive my company with this treat - heck I got a new shower head, my first fire in the fireplace and a yummy fish dinner last night - cookies are not going to hurt. Oh - but the TEMPTATION. As the house was quiet I found the cookies on the counter calling my name. I told myself that it was ok to have two bites, but I am not like most. This two bite system will have to come in time for me. It was quite funny to see myself in the kitchen and lifting the package just a little bit, hearing the crackling being too loud and then resisting the urge to lift the top all the way. Then I turned to the refrigerator and saw my new 100 Days Refrigerator Magnet that says "It's Not In Here" and closed the door. A little bit later - the lid of the cookies made its appearance again - oh, no - don't do it. You can be strong. I even told myself, just two bites....no, what about two cookies...it will be ok. I think I have said it before - I am a late night snacker. Major issue for me. Snack, snack, snack - not really boredom, but maybe just ....oh, I don't know...like having a cigarette or a glass of wine or something - an addiction, a habit, my daily routine - well, I have to break that routine and eventually I will be able to do the two bite system. I have to make it over this hill for now. 100 Days - I can do it - I am strong.....the cookies did not win and I was grateful for the confidence !! I did enjoy a nice warm cup of hot sugar free caffeine free flavored coffee....it took away the late night snack craving...the temptation didn't win!!! Keeping strong!!!

2 comments:

Mer said...

Dang, Girl! I would have caved in to temptation. Oreo cookies are my weakness especially in ice cream. I am so proud of you for staying so strong! Keep it up you are doing great!

Mer & Mo said...

Yep - there was that temptation, but for me I have to work on the hard parts and then it will become easy for me again....