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I'm Dreaming of the (Entire) Pumpkin Pie

Monday, November 23, 2009

See, this is one of the things that separate me from "normal" (yes, what is NORMAL?) people. At some point, I'll be near a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. And instead of allowing myself one piece, I'm thinking that I can have the entire thing. After all, I erroneously reason, I've been good all year and it's been a very tough one. So, hey, don't I deserve it?

What kind of thinking is that after all my hard work? Up until a few years ago, I was able to eat that pie and not gain a pound. But that was then, and this is now. Even as I write this, I am smiling and wondering how I could be such a hog! Then I swing from the whole thing, to none at all. Yup, I still have a lot of hard work ahead of me with this all or none thinking.

Have a wonderful day.

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  • VICIOUS421
    LOL my trigger on Thanksgiving is my mom's deserts! Her cookies, cakes, pies and my all time fav Brownies are so good! I can totally skip the turkey meal and just go for the deserts but this year I am going to try strategic eating. First a large portion of salad, no dressing then some turkey, a small portion of potatoes and gravy, a large portion of green beans, 1 roll then 1 portion of a dessert and maybe 1 cookie. That is the plan anyways! I will let you know if it works out!
    3129 days ago
    We all have certain foods that are "must haves." I believe that's okay. If you can lighten up the pie, maybe don't eat the crust, enjoy! Only eat the foods you REALLY love on Thanksgiving. Say no to the others. Have a wonderful holiday! emoticon
    3130 days ago
    Whoa! Are you reading my thoughts? I make a pumpkin pie with lower sugar to make it healthier.
    3130 days ago
    Good thing for me that pumpkin pie is low on my list of favorites. I can think of other pies I prefer that are not on the menu. I just eat more veggies, thank you!
    3131 days ago
    what I do for deserts (cheesecake is my big thing) is called "SLIVER and SAVOR". Why eat dessert if you arent going to take the time to enjoy it. Dont put the pie out in the open (table) but serve it from the kitchen. as for yours; cut a narrow slice and take your time to appreciate it. you will be just as satisfied because you took the same amount of TIME to eat it as everyone else. Take care and BTW you have been good this year, now , DONT MESS THAT UP!! (just another way to think on that!) Hugs Laurie
    3131 days ago
    emoticon Boy, do I understand! I'm a pumpkin pie lover -- fortunately, I don't get a chance to go face down in one because very few people in the family like it. Stay strong!
    3131 days ago
    I completely understand how you are feeling. In fact my urge just might be worse because I feel like I have been day dreaming about a pecan pie for the last six months. Pumpkin is probably less fatty but none the less, I suppose neither of us should be thinking about a whole pie. Like someone else said, we probably couldn't even do it even if we tried. Good luck to you and remember, you can have a little bit of the bad stuff, but mostly good! Happy Turkey Day! emoticon
    3131 days ago
    LMBO... And you ask what kind of thinking this is. Well, I think it is normal for most of us here on Spark.

    Thanks for letting us laugh with you.
    3131 days ago
  • ARTHURTOM least you're not thinking of the whole tub of Cool Whip® too! emoticon
    3131 days ago
    Keep telling yourself how ill you'll feel if you eat the whole pie. Really, you will, you aren't used to it anymore.

    But I know what you mean, it's always so tempting. Though for me, it's apple pie, which is probably not as good for you as the pumpkin.
    3131 days ago
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