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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 :-)
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  • GRIMMIE2
    I agree with you all about Paula--my thoughts at first are "My goodness, but this looks awfully fattening" when she cooks. I don't watch her show--don't really care for her--but it's often on in my place of employment. Another show that blows my mind as far as calories is Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I can't believe that that host doesn't weigh like 400 lbs with all the different foods he's sampling. I like the Food Network and I still enjoy watching it--perhaps I'm living vicariously through it. I just watch it, I don't cook like they do.
    3519 days ago
  • RUBIA_LIZ
    I KNOW! I am getting to where I'm really, really rethinking about everything that I put in my body now, even about a spoonful of honey, which is incredible, as I am (and now almost "was") a sugar junky. It was easier to get off cigarettes after a bazillion years of smoking, I swear, than it has been getting off of sugar, and I'm still not where I want to be. So yes, I really did LOVE that moment of thinking NAAAAHHH, don't even want it! And meaning it! And knowing deep down in my heart of hearts that I meant it! Yay us!!!
    3519 days ago
  • ROWDYHOLTZY
    I love those moments! When you expect something is going to really tempt you, but your own new healthy mindset surprises you so you don't even want the junk food anymore! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3519 days ago
  • MKPRINCESS007
    Oh yeah, I have heard of Paula. Emeril is just as bad..cooking with LARD! Seriously??? Anyway, good for you!! It is always an eyeopener to see the ingredients and not just the finished product! :)
    3520 days ago
  • TKAYSMILES
    LOL Flubbers...I know what you mean. The food network was my favorite channel back before my desire to be healthy. Paula is the worst about putting butter and fat into everything she cooks! But congrats on not even being tempted!! Woo hoo!!!
    3520 days ago
  • FLUBBERS
    I know that cook. Paula Dean. She puts butter in everything! My mom did get a meatloaf recipe from one of her shows, and it was awesome. But that was back before I started counting calories, so I have no clue what was in it. So glad you weren't tempted. I have to avoid Food Network now lol. They make me hungry, and make me wanna cook stuff that's way out of my skill range.
    Happy Friday!
    3520 days ago
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