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Call of the Cookies

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Once a week at work they are treating us all to lunch to thank us for our efforts on the upcoming software release.  Lunch meat sandwiches, salads, chips, all the usual suspects.  In addition every time we had lunch there would be a cookie tray involved.  Really good cookies  – big chocolate chips, oatmeal, white chocolate chips and cranberries.  When lunch is done the cookie tray makes it way to a little table in our aisle. 

This little table is between me and the bathroom.  It is between me and the water cooler.  Basically I have to pass the cookie tray 20 times in any given day.  The uncovered cookies fill the hallway with their sweet scent just calling to you.  As you pass the tray with no pesky lid the to slow you down your hand freely drops down, scoops of one of these delicate treats and delivers it unrestricted to your lips.  Mmmmmm…

Oops sorry got distracted.  Anyway I would say on any given free lunch I would manage to consume 5 or 6 cookies.  5 or 6 cookies!  I was more likely comsuming my entire daily calorie allowance in just grazing as I walked up and down the hallway.

Yesterday was lunch day, and a challenging one at that.  We were ordering from Five Guys.  Luckily I knew it was coming and I planned accordingly.  I made sure my weekly point allowance was in tact so that I could dip into it as I needed.  I ordered my usual favorites on my burger and then made plans with a coworker to split an order of fries.  Then as we were finishing up our lunch the cookie tray was revealed. 

These were some really tempting cookies.  Large chocolate cookies with huge white chocolate chips.  I would have gladly eaten half the tray.  I stuck to my guns.  Repeatedly passing the cookies with their smell calling to me.  At one point the chocolate temptation was too great, but instead of reaching for a cookie I popped a couple 3 Musketeers minis into my mouth to satisfy the craving.  At the end of the day when everyone else had left I made my peace with the cookies.  I walked up, closed the lid on the box, two lonely cookies waiting to be eaten staring back at me, and left for the day.   Take that cookies!

New Mission Time

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Well I accomplished my last mission: finishing a full marathon.  My next mission will be to lose the weight I gained while acheiving my previous mission. 

I started out this morning by running 2.5 miles on the treadmill.  It felt good to get back to running.  My raw heels and black toe didn’t bother me as much as I thought they would.  Tomorrow I will conquer my first FIRM workout in probably 2 months.  It is going to be fun. 

After my workout this morning I planned my food for the remainder of the day.  I’ve stayed on track so far.  One thing that is helping is not keeping money on me that would eventually be donated to the snack machine in exchange for some extra weight around the stomach.  😉

Bad Eating Day

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Yesterday my eating was so bad.  I am taking today to detoxify and get back to normal.  I was on the elevator leaving after a 2 hour meeting and people on the elevator were talking about people jumping from buildings.  I didn’t think anything of it.  I was paying more attention to the wonderful smell wafting from the Domino’s pizza box the delivery guy next to me was holding.  I got off the elevator now craving pizza and headed to the car.  I made it about 2 blocks from my office building when I saw a body lying in the street.  It was covered with a sheet, but you could still see blood and still tell that it was a person.  Emergency vehicles were everywhere.  Now I understood why the people on the elevator were having such a morbid conversation.  So now I had pizza cravings and an image in my head I was having trouble shaking.

Got home and decided to spice up some rice instead of order pizza, but it didn’t hit the craving.  I kept searching for something that would and there was nothing to be found.  I should have bit the bullet and gotten a slice of pizza and a salad instead of trying to find something else to fight the craving with.  *smacks hand*  Another “lesson” for the books.  Moving on.

April 12 – Exercise Journal

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Reporting in with 2 miles done today…again on the treadmill.  The weather hopefully will be better for running outside in the next week or so.  Tomorrow might end up being a rest day because I have a concert I am going to in the evening.   I am thinking of moving my cross training to Saturday and doing Jiggle Free Arms from the FIRM along with my 1 mile run.

April 11 – Exercise Journal

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Finally returned to weight training after my back injury today.  Felt good to pick up some weights but I am now very aware of how week I have become.  Decided to start off with Tracie Long Training Endurance for Movement.  One of my favorites.  I can tell my abs and glutes are going to be sore tomorrow.