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Friday, March 9, 2012


Oh my goodness!  You wouldn't believe it....

I made monster cookies yesterday.  I LOVE these things, but I didn't eat any at all--not even the dough, which honestly, is much more of a temptation than the baked results.  I haven't made them in a very long time.  The high schoolers had finished their finals, so I thought it might be a nice, surprising after-school snack for them.

#1 went out and ran around with her two besties in her friend's convertible after school was out.  Ah the life of a teenager!  I'm glad she's having these great experiences.  When she returned, she presented me with an entire package of shortbread striped cookies.  Not sure what the occasion was, but it was very thoughtful of her.

#3 walked in from school and handed me a Werther's caramel.  I love caramel.

It was the Warden's birthday yesterday, so I made the traditional marionberry pie--the filling sits in the freezer waiting for this experience.  I actually made two pies fearful that one just wouldn't do it for our crew.

So, there are my sugar-filled temptations.  Day one of the 8 week challenge, and that was what fell in front of my salivating mouth.  Believe me, normally I would have eaten some of all of these and not even thought twice about it.  I, my dear friends, am a sugar ADDICT!

This is one of the reasons I'm even doing this challenge.  I eat anything that's quick or sugar-filled.  Usually anything sugar-filled is quick.

But, I'll have you know, I succeeded.  I was able to say no to ALL of it.

I have chosen Saturday as my sugar day.  I have tucked a little baggie of cookie dough, two monster cookies, the caramel (not sure that'll be after having been frozen), a piece of pie, and two striped cookies into the space on the back of the top shelf of the kitchen freezer.  Tomorrow's the day!  I'm going to be BUZZING midday.  No doubt.

For now, I'm doing great with everything else.  Took a hike up Cooper Mountain this morning.  It's a grading day, so the kids are out of school.  I left the olders with the youngers and took off.  What I didn't know is that if you hike and follow the path straight up the hill from my house, you end up in someone's backyard.  DARN!  I was sad to see the trail end.  It's a gorgeous day, so it was all wonderful.

Water is my biggest challenge at this point.  I felt so good this morning when I woke, though.  I can't remember the last time I woke and felt rested and energetic.  Could the results be so quick, or could it just be that the sun is out and the birds are singing and spring is coming?


Julia Shinkle said...

I have found that if I have one day that I endulge in the treats I can eat "clean" the other days...something to look forward to.

Mama Rachel said...

Way to go! You can do it!!!

I've been off sugar since July, and it was interesting to see that I never got a cold this winter! I also have felt wonderful since I got rid of that one big addiction.

Carry on!!! :-)

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