Started the day with a laugh and a phew!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
So as I'm eating my carefully-counted-calories breakfast this a.m., a cooking show comes on the TV. I think the cook's name is Paula - quite the southern belle! Anyhoo, her theme for the day is chocolate... Ay caramba!! So as I'm reaching for the remote in an effort to avoid ANY thoughts of this tempting, addictive substance, my achilles heel, I see that she has already begun to mix the ingredients for her first round of delights - giant chocolate chip cookies with three kinds of chocolate plus bits of toffee candy. Oh....my....God...... And I see what she is putting in the bowl - 4 sticks of butter, 1 cup of Crisco, 3 cups of sugar - and BAM!!! By the time she is adding the 4 eggs, I am laughing out loud at how phenomenally, utterly HORRIBLE for one's health all these ingredients are! And for what is perhaps the VERY FIRST TIME in my whole life, I have absolutely NO DESIRE to chow down on a chocolate chip with a whole-milk chaser!! Just like some people say "Wow, just looking at those cookies puts fat on my thighs," I was saying "Wow, just knowing that I am happy to not be eating one of those artery-clogging, cellulite-inducing cookies is making me burn calories!" What a great way to start a Thursday :-)