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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Another cookie opportunity reared its ugly head and I am pleased to say I didn't listen. Tomorrow's story time is about snowmen and while I was preparing I ran across the cutest cookies that looked like melting snowmen. I wanted to make them in the worst way but I stood firm! This time of year is so challenging with all the magazine that have beautiful pictures of delicious foods and for me, sometimes all it takes is a picture or a book that talks about food for me to binge on something. So I have been careful to not dwell on pictures of tempting food in magazines. Even Spark recipes can be dangerous because no matter how healthy something is, if you eat 5 portions you're screwed.
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  • no profile photo CD13082106
    Your title says it all. I too love looking at pix of food. I even subscribe to a cooking magazine. There should be a support group for people like us, haha. Since I have been keeping my calorie intake restricted I have pretty much turned away from it all though. I realize that first of all, homemade holiday cookies are often labor intensive; after mixing, chilling. rolling out, cutting out, baking, frosting and decorating you've put like 20 minutes into each cookie, and then they're gone in two bites. Those who eat them are completely unaware. When you add to that that you, as the baker, can really only eat one or two of them max if you don't want to blow your diet, it's just not worth even making them in the first place. I won't even go into practicality and cost effectiveness, but suffice it it say, it doesn't make any sense to me to make a SP cranberry oatmeal almond cookie for 67 calories when I have to take my time and $$ to drive out, hunt down and buy all the ingredients for who knows how much, when I can buy a whole package of fudge covered oreos ready to eat for $1.19 and they're only 60 calories each. So I really don't bake any more. This diet has made me so charming.
    3109 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12880318
    emoticon on passing it by!!

    You are strong, emoticon
    3113 days ago
  • MINIMOE1
    Back away from the snowmen!! Ah, the power of suggestion -- sad to say, but we have to be on our guard constantly, which gets to be one royal pain after awhile.
    3113 days ago
  • EBURGITE
    food porn...that's a new phrase for me. great work resisting!
    3113 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    I think I saw a pic of those melting snowmen cookies. White icing in a "puddle" and a little marshmallow for a head?
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    "Even Spark recipes can be dangerous because no matter how healthy something is, if you eat 5 portions you're screwed."
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    That really did make me LOL!!
    3113 days ago
  • GREENCAT1
    You are SO right!!!!! I love to bake and even looking at pictures makes it tough for me not to binge. I also have trouble resisting even Spark recipes that are tasty. Well - we need to keep on, keepin' on!!!!

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    3114 days ago
  • SH9719
    I hate to admit that I failed my cookie test today. I was doing a quick stop at Whole Foods for some ground bison and an oatmeal raisin cookie was calling my name. These are my favorites and I have not had one that I can remember since June. I listened to the call and 99 cents later I was eating it. I did know I was already low in fat for the day with few snacks so it fell well within my ranges. But it did get me.
    3114 days ago
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