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My Name is Patti and I Have Cookie Problem

Friday, May 10, 2013

I have a cookie problem.

I love a cookie. (and cupcakes for that matter) Food is not a coping mechanism unless we allow it to be.

When I eat cookies I look like this.

(but not as adorable)

I am serious about my health and wellness. I gave up the scale because it did my head in- but my clothes are looser and I look better. I am seeing NSVs and feel great.

I cannot resist a cookie. I have a fabulous coworker who always brings me a cookie from the cafeteria. I bring my own healthy dinner but she brings me a cookie. I don't ask for this cookie-she is being kind and generous. There are many shifts at the hospital where that cookie was the best part of my night.

I have given up wheat for awhile because I don't like the way it's making me feel. I want to give up that cookie. I will mention something to my friend but she will bring me the cookie out of years of habit anyway. I need to say "No Thanks".

I need to dig deep and find some willpower. I am going to practice visualization scenarios to help make this a reality.

One step at a time, sparksters. My goals are more important than a cookie.

Spark on.

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    I loved this post. I do have the cookie thing myself. I no longer eat wheat or gluten. It's made me feel MUCH healthier. If you do cut it out, though, you have to get it entirely out of the system. That will be another incentive to reduce your cookie addiction. ;-)

    Maybe you could suggest your co-worker get you a piece of fruit? She IS being generous, and might like a replacement, and then she's supporting your healthy goals, too.
    1775 days ago
    I,too, am a cookie addict. I never have them in the house because of it. Keep up the good work--I will try, as well!
    1775 days ago
    You are determined, if you decide not to eat that cookie well then I know you can do it!
    Loved the pics...
    1775 days ago
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    emoticon Good idea Tiger!
    1776 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    I love Tiger's solution! That was great!
    1776 days ago
    I know you can do it! Hang in there!
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    1776 days ago
    Keep on pushing... but I know pushing those cookies away is really hard!
    1776 days ago
    Sometimes it can be hard to tell someone you are dieting - or trying to be healthier - when they bring you a treat. However - it is a lot easier when you have a food intolerance. Whether it is 100% or not - you could a(ways tell her when you eat foods with gluten it makes you feel ill. That should help - without making her feel bad.

    I love me some cookies too - cookie monster - but the biggest problem I have found is that while you can tweak recipes for cakes or other things - cookies are hard to mess with. There just aren't any healthy cookie recipes that I have found. I have tried - I wanted to make some for the kids to surprise them - but always with bad results.

    Just hope your friend doesn't find a gluten-free bakery nearby and get you some goodies from there!

    1776 days ago
  • TIG123GER
    Those darn cookies (and cupcakes)....maybe tell your friend that if she wants to bring you something from the cafeteria make it an apple or banana so that she is helping your efforts and giving you healthy energy. I know it's hard but you CAN do this!!!! You are bigger than the cookie - both figuratively and literally! :)
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