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Trying not to freak out about something small

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I had a cookie this morning. emoticon

I know this is not the end of the world. I do. It's not like it's the first cookie I've had in the last 8 months. But I usually try to have treats later in the day, especially after dinner, when I know where I am with my calories and other goals and know for sure whether I have room for a treat. Now I'm trying not to freak out about where I'm going to be at the end of the day and whether I painted myself into a corner. Especially since I don't know what I'm having for dinner tonight.

I feel myself on the edge of a psychological spiral and I know that is crazy and silly. I just had one stinking cookie!

I didn't buy cookies or make them. They were brought into the office and called to me. I think that's part of what I'm angry about. The cookie chose me, I didn't choose the cookie. It's different (to me) when it's something I choose because I really want it. (Granted, they were brought in yesterday and I didn't have one until today, so that's something.)

Sorry for the crazy post. Just trying to get this out.
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CANDYCANE2B 5/9/2013 6:05PM

    Oh don't feel bad about your blog...I've had cookies, treats, pastries call me too!!! emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 5/9/2013 3:57PM

  I've been there. The most important thing I've learned over the years is everything is fine in moderation. No way one cookie will derail you, at least if you don't let it. Remember you are stronger than one cookie trying to play mind games with you :)

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LAILATN 5/9/2013 2:00PM

    Office temptations - so hard!

You are going to be fine. One cookie is not going to derail all the progress you've made. You are the one in charge!

I am someone who has a hard time with the concept of "moderation" - I don't think I've mastered that fine art. So sometimes one cookie does turn into a days-long sweets binge. I'm still working on that. It's safer for me to just not have the one cookie. But now that you've had it, it's over, and you don't have to have any more. Maybe do a few minutes extra exercise if it makes you feel better about yourself. But one cookie is not going to control you - you are AWESOME and you OWN that cookie!
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4EVERADONEGIRL 5/9/2013 1:51PM

    I probably shouldn't tell you that I ate THREE of those cookies yesterday morning then right? LOL

I completely understand where you are at right now...the mindset. What frustrates, and probably scares you too a little bit, is that you didn't plan on eating that cookie...so is this the beginning of allowing bad habits to creep back in? Yeah - it is kind of scary. I know.

The important thing for you right now is to realize that one bad step doesn't mean you are going to be falling all over yourself. Get your balance back (blogging about it, recognizing it, etc. is all AWESOME) and then be confident that the changes you have made aren't going to fall to the wayside because of this.

You got this, girl!!! And I'm assuming the cookies are gone now? If not - pitch what is left in the trash or send it over to payroll. :-)

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DIANITAH 5/9/2013 1:33PM

    That's what blogs are for...to get it out. Just be sure and log it. I went over by several hundred calories last week and I decided to be okay with it since I enjoyed every single bite.

I really don't believe anything is off-limits. We are going to be dealing with temptations all the time. It's okay to eat and enjoy a cookie. I love chocolate and work in a Kit Kat or a couple truffles a couple of times a week.

So, stop being hard on yourself! emoticon

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PICKIE98 5/9/2013 1:32PM

    When people bring ANYTHING into my workplace, I have conditioned myself into this thought process: Ew, somebody:
a. Sneezed on that
b. spit on that
c. Licked their fingers(the spoon, the pan,etc) when they made that!
d.Picked that up from the floor!
e.Flicked a bug off that to put it in the package!

There now, how many cookies would you like??????????????????? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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