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Oh HELP, I live with a COOKIE ADDICT !

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oh, HELP ! I live with a cookie addict. It sounds funny, but it is seriously not funny. He keeps cookies in my line of site to tempt me. (I think.) He stashes chocolate chips in places where I stumble across them. It's like an army of SABOTAGES MOVED INTO THE HOUSE. They are testing me. Do I have the STRENGTH to be STRONGER?

A package of CALORIES Innocently disguised as Chocolate Oreos appeared on the kitchen counter again. Something like OREOS can be a girl's downfall increasing the size of her love handles, bubble butt, and thunder thighs. WHYyyyyy Torture me ? It's not fair. (He is a man with lots of muscles who can loose weight in a blink of an eye. He has the ability to workout for hours on end, I do not.) After all I don't bring things into the house to drive his addictions crazy. It's so not fair. It's not nice to find sweets tucked here and there, all over the counter popping out at you when you don't want them. It's like their waving a sign eat me, eat me. They chip away at ones resistance. It's so wrong.

I refuse to be a tempted by things he knows normally tempt me. I won't give in. I won't give my control away to sugar, or. . . I REFUSE. Whew, that feels good.

I found hiding them in the kitchen cabinets does not work ! They seem to MYSTERIOUSLY grow arms and legs which allows them to MAGICALLY reappear on the counter again. SIGH. (*(&)()&)^&*^&%^& ! It only takes a few minutes from the time I hide them. OREOS are fast, sneaky buggers. Oh, help.

Maybe if I BANISH THEM to the Freezer in the garage, maybe they won't figure out the doorknob and REAPPEAR on the KITCHEN Counter. How does one out think Oreo Cookies? Maybe the cookies are trying to teach me not to CRUMBLE UNDER PRESSURE. Even then there is an battalion of SODAS keeping there cool out there. So much sugar. Yet, I can CHOOSE to ignore them.

Lately I am getting better at WALKING AWAY from those cookies.
I won't be SideTracked by those who try to tempt me. I will stay strong.

Maybe it's a passive aggressive message from someone messing with my head. Who knows. I can't really set rules down as it's not my house as you made it clear. The only control I have is over me.

With my fingers in my ears and a blindfold over my eyes, I DON'T SEE THE COOKIES ANYMORE. I am not Quitting.

The CHALLENGE IS ON. Yes, I will win ! JUST watch me honey. I can't wait to see the expression on your face when I am fit and healthy.

I am GOING TO achieve my goal weight I WILL. I refuse to give in. It's not on my diet plan. I will say no. I will ignore them. I am stronger than empty calories, shortening whipped with sugar and seasoned with vanilla filling, and white flour.

I love and care for myself.

Someone here suggested to think of them as kitty droppings. So I searched for a photo and came up with this Halloween cake. The droppings are tootsie rolls. . . Now that looks nasty. It might just work.

I came to the conclusion in blogging that once again, I CAN NOT change his behavior. IT IS I WHO Must be stronger. I must be much stronger, greatly growing as a person in order to be successful against the parade of temptations that keep coming into the home.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PLUGINALONG 1/21/2014 12:17PM

    I love sweets but I love salthy chips even more. So no chips in the house. I live with an ice cream nut so I can relate to the cookies. Keep strong.

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MYAKAYAH 8/23/2013 3:46AM

    I keep my naughty foods at the store where they belong. I don't have passive aggressive types thankfully~

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AMARILYNH 8/21/2013 1:38PM

    I love the idea of telling him ahead of time that if they are left out they are going in the trash. I'm sure he has SOME PLACE he can hide them? This is your health you are talking about - it is IMPORTANT!!

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FLMOMX2 8/21/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon I'm fighting this battle too!!! You are quite an encouragement

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DSHONEYC 8/20/2013 11:32AM

    I live alone and still there are landmine cookies that show up at my house. Go figure! The emoticon is not the enemy, its the friendly fire that gets you every time. Keep on ducking for cover!

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PUREHEART_315 8/20/2013 10:55AM

    I'm so sorry you have this battle. I empathize with you. My hubby is a sugar addict. I hope thinking about the kitty litter box image will work for you.

I do something similar. I imagine that the cookie or candy is POISON and TOXIC. I visualize a Skull & Crossbones symbol on the item and think "BIOHAZARD." It immediately makes each 'sweet poison' repulsive and easier to resist. If I tell myself, "That's poison. I don't need that!" It makes turning my back on it easier. I turn to the blueberries, cherries or grapes I keep on hand. Wishing you all the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 8/20/2013 12:35AM

    It truly is up to US!!!! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 8/19/2013 10:43PM

    Resist the cookie!!! emoticon

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4KWALK 8/19/2013 2:14PM

    You have already won one battle. You have recognized that you have a choice.
Well done.

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LANNIEMANUEL 8/19/2013 6:49AM

    keep up the good work. Dont let the cookies win emoticon

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IMREITE 8/19/2013 12:52AM

    I've heard of people that start throwing them away when that happens.
or another option is to put all of them in a garbage bag and show teh addict how much stuff he hides.
i once put all my hubbys fast food recipts in 1 place. he started making meal plans to avoid the drive thru.

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ARTJAC 8/19/2013 12:45AM

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GRANDMABABA 8/18/2013 11:47PM

    Cookies are tough!

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FAIRERHIANNON 8/18/2013 10:31PM

    You are made of AWESOME! I KNOW you can make it to your goal.

If it were me, I'd set up a sign informing all relevant parties that ANY cookies that are left out will be deposited in the trash. (And possibly gift them with a small lock box that they can keep their cookies in, so they are not tempting.)

Keep going!

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KAREN608 8/18/2013 10:29PM

    I think I'd give hubby fair warning to keep said cookies out of sight or they will get thrown away or if you can burn outside, be in a bonfire to never be tempting. Tell him they threaten you. Reason with him. hope it works.

I just gave in to double oreos in the store and they do not taste very good. I went back to my raisins. Go figure, I used to like them. I think I like the dry cookie but the filling is nasty to my taste buds today. Picture an oreo with a frowny face. Bad cookie, bad bad.

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 8/18/2013 10:05PM

    Cookies are fast, especially Oreos!!! Stay strong. Maybe ask your husband (probably for the millionth time) to PLEASE put the cookies away!! I enjoyed your blog. emoticon BE GONE!!

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FLAMENM 8/18/2013 9:37PM

    My cookie monster keeps his cookies at work. He's awfully considerate like that.

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PEZMOM1 8/18/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon away from the emoticon emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 8/18/2013 9:11PM

    emoticon ,but then I'm not living with a cookie monster. Hang tough!

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PHATPAT18 8/18/2013 8:49PM

    I live with a cookie monster... Ugh!

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TLG71567 8/18/2013 8:28PM

    It's tough, but we are the only ones who control what goes into or mouths. My husband also eats tons of junk food, but I think of it as his stuff, so I don't eat it. It's funny, when I do eat junk, I have found that it really isn't all that good. You can do it. Just keep your eye on the goal.

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ERCELLAJS 8/18/2013 8:12PM

    I live with a cookie monster too but at least he doesn't leave them our where I stumble across them. Hang in there cause emoticon emoticon

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SIRENALEANNE 8/18/2013 7:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I also live with a junk food monster. It's hard, hours and hours of talks about how that does not help me has not changed. But you can do this!

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KIPPER15 8/18/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon emoticon I allow my hubby to have cookies if he puts them on top of the pantry where I am to short to reach them or see them. He at least tries to help me. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/18/2013 6:17PM

    love your blog, but why oh why dont you keep those darn oreos out of the house? emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/18/2013 5:53PM

    Terrific blog - it does require that YOU DECIDE and that YOUR CHOICES and YOUR STRENGTH will carry you to the finish line.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/18/2013 5:51PM

    the more you walk away from stuff like that the easier it gets. he picks up a cookie what is your favorite vegie eat it . cookies don't taste as good as fresh fruit and vegies.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/18/2013 5:16PM

    That's a tough one. Those Oreos can be very sneaky!!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 8/18/2013 4:46PM

I also, have a sugar monster, I my house. It seems to call my name all the name; some days I win and other day he wins.

emoticon emoticon Stay Strong!

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NASFKAB 8/18/2013 4:28PM

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GODZDESIGN95 8/18/2013 4:10PM

    WEEKKK kitty poop! I feel you though my hubs is the worlds worst. He buys them most of the time. I tell him please do not pot them in my sight. Most of the time he ignores me... so I put them under the cabinets where I can not see them. Out of sight out of mind. Last week he brought in a package and I complained. I told him to put them in his car or give them away. I only had two of them but Friday I had 2 more of them. Now they are gone hopefully for good!!!

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KNYAGENYA 8/18/2013 3:59PM

    You can do it... I have faith in you.

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SUSIEPH1 8/18/2013 3:52PM

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4RASCALS 8/18/2013 3:38PM

    emoticon Stay strong

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COCK-ROBIN 8/18/2013 2:30PM

    Wonderful! emoticon

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DEE797 8/18/2013 2:04PM

    I needed to read your blog today. I have cookie monsters in my home as well. Wishing you success on your journey! emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 8/18/2013 1:46PM

  Hang in there! emoticon

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BUNNYCATS 8/18/2013 12:52PM

    Thank you for this excellent blog! I really needed it. I am resisting the gyros and the tzatziki covered platters today. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 8/18/2013 12:07PM

    You can do this. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/18/2013 11:58AM

    your choice - choose wisely

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ALL4BMI 8/18/2013 11:52AM

    I loved "The power people have over us is the power we give them". How true!

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SEAJESS 8/18/2013 11:42AM

    Yowzers, that is a HARD one! Makes me grateful for my hubbie who agrees to hide cookies and potato chips and such in his basement lair. Even he can be a "pusher". I can't imagine the difficulty of living with cookie ambushes.

I've found with my husband that food is his way of showing love. It's taking a lot of work to train him in other ways and sometimes he reverts. (He woke me with a bag of Taco Time deep fry at 11:30 pm the other night with the look on his face that a cat has when he brings you a prize dead rat....)

Is it possible to let your hubbie know you appreciate his efforts to pamper you and to ask for "pampering" in another way? Like going on an after dinner walk with you? (My hubbie has come to enjoy these.) If he persists, you just need to draw your lines. Ask your hubbie to keep the cookies out of your sight and to let him know that if you stumble across them you will need to rush them down the disposal immediately because you are weak and vulnerable. I once got angry and lecturing to my guy but I've found life is much better when I take full responsibility for my needs and actions and ask him for help.

Hope some of this is helpful. Please keep us posted on how to solve this one... it's HUGE!


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WEEPINGANGEL74 8/18/2013 11:32AM

    I envy your strength. I still have moments when the weakness overcomes tbe strength but I'm not giving in, I'm not giving up. I WILL win the fight!

Thanks for sharing!! Very motivating!!

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BARBIEE52 8/18/2013 11:10AM

    This is fantastic. I have felt like that all the time. Those darn little cookies reach out and try to grab you by your whole body, and pull you in. But they can't pull us in if we don't let them. It sounds like you are doing a great job of keeping them away, one at a time!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Barb :0))

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/18/2013 11:08AM

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MLDRLD 8/18/2013 10:47AM

    emoticon emoticon Resisting step by step, one cookie at a time will make a big difference over time!

You are right that we can't change the people around us; we have to change ourselves and, in time, that might influence change on others.

Wishing you all the best resisting those cookies. I know it's really hard.

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SHOAPIE 8/18/2013 9:47AM


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KERRIELYNN719 8/18/2013 9:28AM

    Resist those cookies! They are so darn good though...

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