Sunday, February 7, 2010

The cookie

It was big, full of chocolate chunks, staring me right in the face. The little sign next to the cookie read that it only contained 430 calories. It was in the front of a display at Starbucks and I had just walked into the store after having a stressfull day. What would it hurt to have one cookie?? I could even have it with a coffee. It would be my little reward for getting through the day. I have been pretty good about watching what I eat during this challenge. There have been celebrations and parties where I passed on cupcakes, brownies and cake. I have slipped once or twice but my cheats now consist of going over the edge ever so slightly, an extra beer or a couple of crackers or pretzels. In previous challenges a cheat day meant like 5000 calories.

I passed on the cookie. I was happy and proud, all of that. I am not saying this to brag because I could fall back into my old habits, easily. I mention this one win because if I can do it, anyone can do it....


  1. Always feels good when you pass by those things that are designed to lure you in. Well done.
    TNT Man

  2. Great job!!! It never tastes as good as it looks...I definately have learned that...and 430 made the right decision! Congratulations....that is tough!