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OMG! I'm Cookie Monster!

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

emoticon While I am almost all cookie-d out, I have realized that I AM COOKIE MONSTER. I spent six hours mixing and baking cookies yesterday and another 2 hours baking more tonight. I still have one batch to cook and several more to mix and bake. I have no idea how my father-in-law does this every year. (He makes at least 72 dozen cookies to give to his customers.) I am now very sure that cookies are a trigger for me but I am learning to control the impulse. When I first started the process, I ate a cookie from every tray (OKAY, maybe 2 every few trays) and the dough was tasted too. Tonight, my stomach rebelled at the thought of eating a cookie every time I opened the oven door and only the chocolate chip batter got the better of me, twice. I am so happy I only make cookies like this once a year.

And, after all those cookies, I can report I lost .1 pounds from last Sunday. I expected a gain for obvious reasons but, any loss is still a loss. I'll take it.

I read on someone's blog that they chose to start a streak and it has helped with their motivation. I think I want to give it a try to see if maybe it helps me stay focused. After all, in for a penny, in for a pound and whatever may help to keep me going is worth a try.

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