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Cookie Face-Off

Thursday, June 10, 2010

He told me I could have a cookie too. Drat! Now what? Do I want the cookie? - Yes. Can I afford the cookie (calorie wise)? - No. If I have it, I'll go over for the day. But it's there, and it's chewy and delicious and he offered it to me for free...

This is what's going through my head tonight at Roly Poly as I'm standing in line to get my dinner wrap. I had a Groupon for $10 and since I'm staying at the theatre late tonight to see a show, I figured it would make for a nice, healthy dinner. (Side Note* if you don't know about Groupon and you live in a fairly metropolitan area - you should. Google it right now!)

I selected my healthy wrap (a California Hummer with added chicken - yum) and a bag of Baked Lays. Perfect. Within my calorie range for dinner and a nice little treat since I haven't eaten out all week. And then comes the bad news...

"You can have a cookie with the $10 Groupon as well."

Oh Lord. I love their cookies. Fresh baked. Chocolate Chip, White Chip Macadamia, and the chewiest Oatmeal Raisin ever.

"Thanks!" I say, eyeballing the cookie pile. Get out - leave now, go far, far away. I retreat to the other side of the restaurant with my chips and my beverage to wait for my sandwich order. I opened my bag of chips and started to snack on the salty goodness. See? - there. You don't need a cookie. The chips are doing the trick. BAH! You SO want a cookie. Yes brain, you're right, I so want a cookie.

I finished my chips and paced, nervously. Finally my sandwich order was up. I saw the guy behind the counter, the one who made the cookie offer, look at me as I walked to the door. I thought he was going to yell after me - "You forgot your cookie!" But he didn't. He just waved goodbye as I walked out the door.

No - I didn't forget my cookie. This time, that cookie is staying in the basket.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AURXDOC05 6/18/2010 12:44PM

    Good for you!

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KELSCATT 6/18/2010 10:33AM

  good on you for walking out!!
free with the groupon, but not free in calorie world.

today the cookie is left behind :) :)

what will power kudos to you

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KARENE10 6/18/2010 9:54AM

    What willpower!!!!!!!!!!!! And FREE----I can't say no to freebies-Aarghhh!!!!! You Go Girl!!!!!!!!!

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OBOIST61 6/18/2010 9:10AM

I may just print this blog and post it in my office where it will stare me in the face all day. Good for you!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2010 9:06AM

    "White Chip Macadamia" Oh heck yeah - yummy!

I think you made the right choice. Good job.


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MOMOFSAN01 6/14/2010 10:52AM

  Bravo!!! Great willpower. Do you have any to share?

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LILMON 6/14/2010 2:55AM

    hahaha! This blog was so cute! I am going to remember this the next time I have to do battle with a chocolate bar! emoticon

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MADEBYMARZIPAN 6/13/2010 11:29PM

    That took some major dedication and willpower! It is so hard to resist the word "free," isn't it? Somebody could offer me a free used toothbrush and I'd probably be like, "Ooo, did you say free?"

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P0LARBR 6/13/2010 8:38AM


It's the small steps you take over and over along the way that win the race. This is how you will reach your dream one step at a time.

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RABIDHAMSTER87 6/13/2010 1:27AM


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SPARKENISTA 6/12/2010 12:17PM

    Good for you! This week I was sick, so I ate so much less and lost four pounds even though I didn't work out at all. Staying in your calorie range is so important. And--You survived!
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WYND10 6/12/2010 11:55AM

    Way to go!! I am so happy for you :). Non-scale VICTORY!!!

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COSBORNE3 6/12/2010 11:25AM

    Awsome job

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LUNADRAGON 6/12/2010 1:57AM

    Well done! You were brave and you stood the test!

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SANDYBRUNO 6/11/2010 4:27AM

    I am so proud of you. You did great. Believe me it won't always be this hard. Just think hey I did it.

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SUNNYDAZE9 6/10/2010 10:16PM

    I like your "battle" with the cookie and you won. That's what you did today to make you feel proud (adapted from the Biggest Loser song.) emoticon

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DIASTER 6/10/2010 7:45PM

  Good for you!!!!! Feels good to make the right decision doesn't it?
We all have days when the cookie would have been downed in a second, youn are learning and doing so well. Keep up the great work.

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