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What's on your counter?

Monday, January 21, 2013

When Simba slowly started to go downhill, I told my husband something had to give. It wouldn't be healthy eating, exercising, or the time I spent on the animals. That left the house.

So yesterday I took a good look around my very messy kitchen. What did I see?

Home made gluten free cookies
Home made gluten free brownies
An unopened chocolate bar
A few granola type bars left over from our trip to Vegas (over a month ago!)
A jar of peanut butter

Today my kitchen is a bit less messy & the gluten free brownies are the only food item still on the counter.

I wasn't setting myself up for success. Most of that stuff had been there for weeks (obviously) & had remained untouched . . . but when there's peanut butter on the counter all of the sudden I want peanut butter on everything. And when I get hungry & want a quick fix it's all too easy to reach for those cookies.

In addition I'm trying to ease myself away from sweet snacks. Most of this stuff is relatively healthy & fine in moderation, but the more sweets you eat the more sweets you want. Since we're having a true arctic blast the next few days, I'm planning on making some soup tomorrow (gotta go food shopping today & don't have all the ingredients I need).

Today I'll turn to one of Amy's spinach pockets, but since I'm also working on portion sizes I won't eat the whole thing & I'll have some baby carrots with it . . . now that I no longer have to share them with Simba. Every once in a while I give the dogs a baby carrot & it's so funny how they carry it away whole to chomp on somewhere privately.

As for Simba, every day it really does get a little better. I still miss him so very much . . . I have so much more free time on my hands now, despite still having 3 animals, but I'd trade it all to have him here with me if only he weren't suffering.

So what's on your counter?
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    The first thing that I noticed was that you were doing a good job making gluten free treats and not gobbling them all down right away! emoticon Peanut butter cannot be in my sight... emoticon ...it would be gone.

    I really sympathize over your loss of Simba. I have been there too many times over the years. The hardest thing in my divorce was giving up my critters, especially 12 year old Scooter macaw whom I raised from a chick. But she has a new mama who loves her and Scooter at accepts her so that helps. I do not miss my abusive ex but I do miss cuddling and playing with my big bird. emoticon

    If we ever truck in your neck of the woods I'll be giving you a shout...it's not real likely because he hates driving in the east but you never know!

    Did you happen to get one of the WW ActiveLinks?? Do you use their free etools for Lifers?

    You're doing great! You are one of the constants of my SparkLife. emoticon

    1888 days ago
    emoticon Each passing day it will get easier. It is much harder to deal with if he was your only pet, the house sure gets lonely without any animals. You still have the best comforting friends surrounding you....your other fur babies.
    1888 days ago
    1888 days ago
    I am so sorry about your pet. I have been there too many times. I keep my kitchen safe because I can't trust my evil brain to protect me. Stuff happened unpredictably, and my reactions can be unpredictable. I don't need to test myself. Best be safe.
    1888 days ago
    You took such good care of him. I'm glad you're doing better; alone just knowing he's no longer in pain. My counter is clear. I'm
    doing great.
    1888 days ago
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