Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Glutton

Ugh! Someone needs to come to my house and eat all of the homemade cookies that are sitting on top of my fridge. The chocolate chip cookies are a thing of the past, but the peanut butter cookies and my beloved tree cookies are still here. There's half a pumpkin pie and one third of my mom's homemade apple crumb top pie sitting in my fridge. And to top it all off, my brother brought me a 1lb box of the dark chocolate cordial cherries that I love from The Fudge Kitchen.

Since Christmas afternoon when I got the box of cordial cherries, I have consumed roughly half of the box. (And no, I haven't shared a single one and I don't intend to either.) That box of candy was the biggest surprise of the day for me. What an amazing brother I have!

In addition to my unfettered candy consumption (I got Jolly Ranchers and Nerds in my favorite flavors and Ghiradelli Peppermint Squares, too. The dentist is going to LOVE me!), I have been gorging myself on all of the homemade goodies. I feel obligated to eat the cookies my dad made especially for me, even though I'm not in the mood to eat them. And then there's the pumpkin pie that I love. I can't let that go to waste, can I? I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I'm also indulging in fast food this week. Yesterday we did Happy Meals from McDonald's (because there's no CCD on Thursday night) and today I took the girls to Chick-Fil-A (because I got a gift card for Christmas that I just HAD to use). I topped all of this healthy eating off with a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino because, you guessed it, I got a gift card to there for Christmas.

I'm trying my hardest to get the girls to eat some of the cookies, but they're more interested in the candy canes that they're finally allowed to eat. Bryan is only interested in the now extinct chocolate chip cookies.

When I start to whine in a few days that my pants that are usually falling down won't button you can all feel free to tell me that it's my own fault. Too bad Lent is so far away. If it were closer I'd be contemplating giving up some of my beloved gluttonous foods. Of course the caveat to me doing that is the fact that I have a tendency to not go back to things I have given up for Lent. Here's hoping I can exhibit some will power and not eat junk all day tomorrow.


  1. freeze some of the cookies and allow yourself to throw away some of the other goodies especially if you are "done" with them but feel an obligation to finish them.

    I was just thinking this same thing this morning, we have pecan pie and donuts around and a big bin of popcorn. Thankfully none of those call to me but I just want my counter space back


  2. I wish you could send some of that good food and treats here :) lol

    Thanks for all your help yesterday and today too :)


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