The Cookie Conundrum

What’s up guys?

Looks like it’s time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the ever talented Jenn of Peas & Crayons. Be sure to stop by P&C and show some love and support for all of her hard work getting this shindig up each week…especially with the stress of the holiday season!

Speaking of the holiday season, I hinted at this in yesterday’s post, but I’m totally leveling with you today…

My name is Heather and I’m addicted to Christmas cookies.

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I am an equal opportunity addict as well…discriminating not against any cookie the season may offer, be it chewy, crunchy, layered, or sugar coated….hell, I don’t even have to be hungry!

But before I get too ahead of myself, allow me to show you how my morning started:

Plain Greek yogurt mixed with a little peanut flour, Kashi Golden Goodness, fresh organic raspberries and an un-pictured cup of black coffee…healthy enough right?

If only I had known what awaited me once I got to work…

The above is a picture of a tray of cookies that my co-worker brought in on Monday. Each and every year his wife sends him to work with this plate of sugar and I always vow that the next year I will be more selective and not overdo it.

And each and every year, I fail….miserably.

It always starts out innocently enough.

“I’ll just try one cookie…”

“Oh wow, that was good…maybe I’ll have just one more…”

Then suddenly I lose all conception of life’s simplest tasks (stressing that on COUNTING) and end up like that person standing in a 15 items or less line with many many more than 15 items…all the while oblivious to the rest of the world.

Seriously guys, I think I ate almost half the tray by myself! 🙁

I had grand plans for lunch. There was going to be salad, a steamed sweet potato drizzled with cashew butter, and toasty bread…

I somehow managed to find room for one of those things…and the thought of nut butter at the time was nauseating so I went with my trusty BBQ seasoning.

For the rest of the afternoon, I guzzled water and told myself

“NO MORE COOKIES!”

Though before heading out at the end of the day, I ended up eating at least 3 more!

Damn you, Sugar Gods!

Needless to say, I drove straight to the gym after work:

And well, it turns out, cookies may be the next experiment in carb loading:

BAAAAAAM!

After my run, I continued to guzzle water and actually didn’t get hungry until a few hours later.

Then I realized what I was craving and I wasn’t at all surprised…

Massaged kale salad (Bragg’s liquid aminos, dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, and a little water) topped with orange bell pepper and mushrooms

And it totally hit the spot…

For an hour.

Then, I found myself in the kitchen scraping down the sides of this:

Turns out, I have a sixth sense for finding cookies in my cookie-less house!

And with that, I’ve decided that I need an intervention…
Either that, or I’m going to reserve myself to eating only stale bread and unsweetened applesauce for the rest of the year. I may have got a great run time out of this, but it doesn’t change the fact that I feel like gum stuck to the bottom of a sneaker!

Help!

How do you get off the cookie train once you’ve jumped on for the season?

Anybody know if they’ve developed sucrose patches yet?…you know, like nicotine patches only for quitting sugar! 😉

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