We all have our strengths and weaknesses; times we stand strong and times we crumble to the ground. My weakness – Treats, like cake or cookies, in my house. I am OK if the there is ONE treat (for example a bag of cookies), that will need to be rationed to make it last. But if there are TWO treats (cookies AND leftover cake) my brain tries to rationalize eating all the cake NOW, that way it is gone right?!? Well no it is not gone it has just moved from my kitchen counter onto my hips!
Kaaaate… Kaaate… Come here I have something for you… Kaaate…
Did you hear that?!? It the leftover chocolate cake calling me from my kitchen. It is trying to lure me in, and I fall for it EVERY TIME!
The past few weeks have been hard, and I have been taken off track by recent celebrations and gatherings… Valentine’s Day, my wedding anniversary, 2 birthday dinners for family members, and getting together with friends = lots of cakes/cookies/treats = disaster for my waist line
Now you may be staying, Kate, why not just throw out the left over treats???
I know logically that is a great way to handle the situation, get it out of my house before it ends up in my mouth. But I CAN’T. Like Frodo with the ring, treats are my “precious”. I am not strong enough to toss them in the garbage. “One more won’t hurt” “Don’t want to waste food”… all ways I can delude myself into keeping them around longer.
So this week I am back up a pound or two, I am trying not to be too hard on myself. I am starting to become more and more aware of what my weaknesses and triggers are for eating treats, and trying to avoid those situations.
So there is my weakness for treats, what is yours?