Friday, September 24, 2010

Having the control to avoid temptation gives great power.

I weighed myself this morning for my weekly weigh-in and am down 2.8 pounds, to 271.6 pounds!!! Finally, a loss that you can actually bite into! I’ve been doing really well this week, eating-wise and have even tracked everything, and have exercised every day since starting the 30 days of exercise challenge on (I think) Tuesday (also the day my hubby called to tell me he was proud of me!). I am finally feeling back in control!

When I got back from lunch today, there was a bag with 4 Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookies sitting on my desk. Some guy dropped them off, trying to get a contract with his company and not realizing that I’m not the right person for that. So as I’m sitting here, trying to ignore them, I’m about to give in, but first I look up their calorie count on SparkPeople, and actually, since the cookies are small, each one is only about 44 calories each. But I didn’t want to do that, especially since I’ve been doing so well with eating healthy.

The guy next door came in to use my copy machine, and I offered them to him, but he gave me a roundabout story of the chocolate bliss bomb his wife made for him last night, and he didn’t need more today. Then I hear someone walking up the hall. It’s *Hannah, who is very skinny, and would likely be unhurt by 4 small cookies. And I learned that she’ll do just about anything for chocolate chip cookies! Well, I didn’t make her do anything, except get them out of my office. Temptation averted!!!

Have a great weekend!

*Names protected for privacy


  1. Wow way to go on getting rid of the cookies. Congrats on the weight loss also. You are doing great. :)

  2. Good for you!! It DOES feel good to do that, doesn't it! Keep it up!

  3. Good job - passing off the temptation must feel great!

    I'm lucky since I don't like chocolate I am not tempted by it - or most food brought into the office. I have my weaknesses though (ahem, starbucks, haha).

    Great job on the challenge so far, thanks for joining me in it and I hope I can get back on track soon and really dig in with it.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi Laura, Way to go!!! Not always easy to give up cookies!! But you did it!!!

    Keep up the great work!!


  5. Way to be strong! And congrats on the loss!

  6. I just wanted to thank you for the comments on my blog. Great job on the weight loss and avoiding eating the chocolate chip cookies that would have been very hard for me to do. I hope you dont' mind me adding you as one of my favorite blogs. Good luck with your weight loss.