Sunday, January 01, 2012
I didn't know it could get so out of hand; I just ate some cookies on Christmas day. After all, it was a very special day and I thought I deserved a little something special. By Tuesday, I realized there was no point in counting calories if I was going to continue eating with both hands. Yes, I was ashamed. Gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, you know.
Thursday through Sunday, no exercise. Every day I had a better excuse than the day before.
Sunday, I was at a friend's house and brought potato chips as my contribution. While I was planning my trip to the store for the potato chips, I realized I was also planning to buy some goodies for myself to have at home. And don't you think that one of our problems is that we call them "goodies"? Anyway, I slunk into the store and only bought the chips to go. Progress, right? NO!
Six and a half hours of stuffing myself with pizza, cookies, candy and petit-fors is not progress.Here's the funny part: one of the ladies wished out loud that she could find a diet program that would work. With a lot of enthusiasm and chocolate chip cookie crumbs splattering out of my mouth while I talked, I told her about the many benefits of Sparkpeople.
In spite of my full mouth making me look like a chipmunk I must have been convincing, because several ladies asked for the website and passed the information around the house.
Hopefully, this is a new day in a new year, and I am a reformed glutton. But I will remember that temptation is just a cookie or candy away and I will guard myself more closely in the future. Wish me luck?