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Day 227: Big Cookie, Big Lessons

Friday, March 18, 2011

Knowing that I was training my research assistants today to help me on my "scholarly project" (a.k.a. Small But Hellacious Research Project That Has Taken Over My Life), I ordered gourmet cookies for a snack-break. The university catering service is very good, and they delivered on these. Gourmet is right. I'd budgeted for one cookie, my first non-low-cal "sweet" since starting WW, and had it entered on my tracker this morning, before the cookies were even baked, let alone delivered to the conference room.

I savored the cookie during our break, letting the huge melty chocolate chips linger on my tongue for as long as possible for swallowing them. It was a big, delicious, yummy cookie that reminded me of the kind I used to pig out on. Of course, then I never thought about the cookies and would just shove them in, one after the other, as if I were in a mental haze. Concentrating on this cookie was a good exercise. I enjoyed it so very much.

But three hours later, tired after a long day at work and battling crowds at the grocery store, I felt abnormally hungry. I believe the cookie spiked my blood sugar and, unfortunately, the blood sugar crashed while I tried to get out of the store with only the things on my list. Reflexively, I added four "trigger" foods, former "pigout foods" to my cart, but thankfully I came to my senses and put them back on their shelves before I checked out.

The lessons I learned? Enjoy the big cookie, but snack on something healthy before letting myself confront the mine field of a grocery store.

I choose health...one big and well-deserved cookie at a time.
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    It's funny (in an "odd" not a "ha-ha" kind of way), but since I have cut back on my refined carbs, cookies per se have less of an attraction to me...

    (Yep, I'm certain the cookie did exactly what you think it did to your metabolism) Good job soldier!
    3231 days ago
    Wow, good for you!!! I have a hard time with trigger foods and only having ONE COOKIE. You're awesome!
    3234 days ago
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