Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Why Limits Are Good and What Not to Do

Wednesday, 3/18/09

Jen, alone while husband is out of town
: I think I'll try a new treat recipe tonight. Roni's Whole Wheat Dried Fruit and Walnut Oatmeal Cookie recipe looks good.

Jen goes to the store and buys dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips to substitute for the walnuts.

Jen puts daughter down for bed, and makes the cookies. 36 to be exact.

9:30 pm: Jen eats 2 cookies right out of oven, having to see how they turned out. Not bad!
Puts another batch into oven, then goes into the living room to watch her tv show.
9:37: Jen comes back into kitchen and grabs 2 more cookies. Goes back to the show.
9:43: Jen comes back into kitchen and grabs 2 more cookies. Goes back to the show.
9:50: Jen comes back into kitchen, switches batches and grabs 1 more cookie. Last one, I promise.
10:00: Jen comes back into kitchen and grabs 3 more cookies.
10:30: Jen puts cookies away as she is turning into one and is worried for her mental health.

Thursday, 3/19/09

8:30 am: I'll just grab one of those. They are almost like having oatmeal for breakfast.
10:30 am: Jen eats 2 more cookies.
3:00 pm: Jen eats 10 cookies.

8:30 pm: Husband comes home.
8:40 pm. Husband sees cookies and tastes one. Husband likes. Husband wonders why they are almost gone.

Jen makes no comment. Jen has nothing to say.


Clare said...

Forgive and forget. Move on. Everyone has bad days, weeks, or even months. Today I binged on cheap birthday cake after doing so well most of the day. Hang in there! You'll be okay. It'll all be okay. If it helps, plan out your meals for tomorrow so you don't go off track. Plan a new and fun workout. Think about the positive things you can do to make yourself feel better tomorrow. It's all ok!

Clare said...

I'm new to this blogging world, so let's all help each other out! Read about my upset today and you'll see you're not alone!

spunkysuzi said...

That is why i can't make them, by the time my hubby got home there would be none left!!

Melanie J said...

Oh, ha, ha. I've soooo been here. More than once. Ouch.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I can so relate. The other day I thought a good mom should bake cookies... By the time my teenager came home from school, I had eaten WAY too many. (Interestingly, I only developed s sweet tooth a few years ago when I was pregnant with my second child.) My teenager, who clearly didn't think I had eaten all those cookies, looked at the few cookies left on the plate and asked: "Oh, did you make only half the recipe?" I didn't really answer him and just mumbled something that there were fewer cookies this time... Limit for next time: two cookies. We'll see how that goes...

Amber Lynae said...

My name is not Jen but I'm certain this was taken from my life. I am now slightly paranoid that someone is filming me.