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I beat the Cookie Monster


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So last night was fairly stress-filled. Had to drive Princess to night class, did my walk and had just sat down with a GDQSA at Starbucks (that's a Grande Decaf Quad Shot Americano, yes, 4 shots of *decaf* sounds counterproductive, but I don't drink caffeine and I LURVS my coffee!), when she called that she was ready to be picked up. Buzz back home, stopping on the way to drop her off at the HS basketball game to play in the pep band, which meant her trying to find a ride home or me having to go back out and get her at 9pm :-( Talk in the car didn't help - all about how hard her 2nd semester classes are going to be, how hard senior year is going to be, how hard college is going to be and how hard it will be to pay for hard college classes, etc. etc. Needless to say, I was a bit wound up and belly-ache-ish.

Arrive home to find that DH had been making cheese again, so, although dinner was just about ready, the kitchen was a MESS! And when I said I might have to go pick Princess up, he said "oh, that's perfect, because we have to drop my truck off at the shop because the engine light came on during the drive home". poop. We are still paying off the credit card bill for his 100,00 overhaul :-(

Scarf down dinner, pick up Princess, drop of truck, and by the time I arrived home yet again, I was just about in Full Stress Mode. So what did my mind turn to??

COOKIES!! I wanted cookies, by golly! You know how intense those kind of cravings can be, when you can not only taste that exact taste in your mouth, but FEEL how it feels when you chew it and roll it around in your mouth...yummmmm.

But wrong. I realized it as I was feeling it that all I wanted to do was feed the stress to make it go away. But it wouldn't go away, it would still be there AND I would add to it the stress of eating off-plan. I caught myself in time, brushed my teeth, made a cup of tea, and went to bed.

Cookie Monster isn't gone by any means, but I'm one up on him this time!
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MOBYCARP 1/30/2013 8:06PM

    emoticon I don't think I would have escaped that situation with just a cup of tea. Best case, I'd have had an apple or an orange to go with the tea. Worst case, the cookie monster wins.

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HANSBRINK 1/30/2013 4:37PM

  Congratulations on besting the cookie monster. My motivating factor isn't stress, but something else. A tidbit to snack on as I wind down the evening.

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BLITZEN40 1/30/2013 3:55PM

    Ah, sounds familiar! I'm pep band taxi mom right now too... occasionally DH will do some of the transport and we live close to the HS so it's not too bad. I also relate to the Cookie Monster situation. Way to just say no! I had to laugh when I read about your 4 shots of decaf drink... as a fellow Seattle area resident, I totally understand! You can't live here and NOT like coffee. emoticon

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STAY39 1/30/2013 3:40PM

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