Sunday, May 19, 2013
I know that this is a common saying, but the only person I ever heard use it was my grandmother. It has special meaning for me since I watched her bake the best molasses cookies and noticed how much slower molasses came out of the bottle than milk. Even after she stopped baking, she still bought those big, soft, chewy molasses cookies that are packaged in cellophane. She would keep the cellophane on them and put the whole thing in the cookie jar! I have her cookie jar on my counter (usually empty, of course). Special memories! This got me to thinking about my weight loss. Lost a pound officially (probably go back up tomorrow), but it has taken a lot of sweat, tracking food, and a month and a half for this! I knew this was going to be a real struggle since I am on a medication that holds on to weight, but this is ridiculous! Then I thought about the molasses and how patient you have to be to finally get the amount you need - maybe weight loss is like that for me. If you want to have great molasses cookies, you have to wait (no pun intended). While I am waiting, I will keep myself busy doing healthy things!