Having one or two never worked for me, and cookies are my hardest! I have anger issues with them, lol! Still, I think you've done the right thing. The few times I had the courage to post to sparkpeople message boards about this kind of stuff are also the same "few times" I've had BIG success resisting those cravings. But, at the very least - get them out of sight! Put them in a drawer or something, having them in sight is just welcoming madness, lol!
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if you really want one (or two) and they fit into your range, then go ahead.
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Wow, the siren song of the cookies. I know it by heart! First, hope your husband's recuperation is on track and pat on the back to you for helping him. As for temptation, I can agree with stashing it somewhere you don't usually associate with food...or share them with visitors if hubby doesn't mind. Or throw them out after hubby has had his fill. I know that sounds wasteful but tempting food will always be around and sometimes it feels empowering to fight back against that siren song.
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Personally, I'm not a believer in deprivation. If you'd really like a cookie, there is no reason you can't have one as long as you are mindful of the portion. If they're small, 1-2 cookies would be alright if you knew you were eating healthfully for the rest of the day.
Now, if you feel that you can't portion control the cookies, you need to put the cookies away. out of sight. out of mind. Have the hubby take them to work in the morning so you won't have to worry about them. He can share them with his co-workers.
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I kept special treats like that out of my space and gave hubby his space for them, so I didn't have to look at them. Maybe he could have them in a little jar beside his chair - the opposite side to where YOU sit - LOL!
Since he died, my grandson has been living with me. I mostly keep HIS treats away from me, too! It MOSTLY works.
Remember that they are HIS cookies, not yours. Put them away so they aren't there to stare at. Muffle them in the garage in the trunk of the car if need be. Then go get something decedent you like and CAN have... maybe chocolate yogurt or such. I just "discovered" chocolate almond milk and liquid vanilla flavored stevia as a treat because I've literally been banned from anything snacky but nuts due to food allergies. Be creative. Worse come to worse, give them to a friend who visits frequently and have her parcel them out to your hunny.
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my hubby is recuperating from surgery. someone just brought chocolate chip cookies. I served him one with a fruit and cottage cheese plate for his lunch. So far I am glaring at them, but they are yelling at me I hear them saying "you never turn away from us. remember how good we feel in your mouth? I am trying to just remember how badly I want them to not reside on my body
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