My inspiring friend FERRETLOVER1’s blog today
clued me in that Today was National Cookie Day.
(I didn't read it until 30 mins ago at 10 pm)
!! I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT !!
Sunday, Dad said, "You know what I haven't had in years?
Molasses cookies." So yesterday I bought a bag of Archway
Iced Molasses cookies at the store to take to him today..
?!?!?!?! Can you GUESS where this is going ?!?!?!?!
I celebrated WELL ! THE WHOLE BAG !!!
They were on the couch next to other stuff I was taking him.
The old adage “Out of sight, Out of mind” has an inverse:
“In sight, In mind” !
I haven’t had any in years either, “I told myself. And I have been
pretty good today. I’ll have just 2.”
So took out 2, closed the bag, Re-heated my hot tea and sat in
The recliner to ENJOY them bite by bite.
And I DID.
But the Sugar Craving Monster reared his ugly head.
Every 30 minutes, I got “Just 2 more cookies”
When I got down to just 4 more cookies, I did another Spark no-no.
In my sugar stupor, I told myself, “Oh, well, I can’t take Dad just 4
cookies out of the whole bag. I might as well finish them off!”
I was STUFFED and NOT HUNGRY, just GREEDY !
Consequently, I was so full and MISERABLE, that I couldn’t lie
down to go to sleep. So I ended up sitting up in the recliner
til 3 am !!!
Before Spark, I would have beat myself up BAD !
Now I have thought through where I went wrong,
forgave myself and tried to finish today sensibly.
2 unsweetened 12oz green teas
15 min walk
later a 30 min walk
5 mins with 3 lb dumbbells
Let's all have
a Wonderful - but SENSIBLE - Wednesday
PS - Maybe I subconsciously picked up
the cookie vibe long before I knew it
was the cookie "holiday" !