January 25, 2010

Temptation

3 weeks into working out and eating healthier and the temptations are starting to come knocking. Right now, these little babies....
are sitting a mere 5 feet from my cubicle. They are taunting me, calling out my name and luring me in the cheesy goodness everytime I walk past. Luckily for me, I have walls on my cubicle that block these little demons from my view....but they are never far from my mind. Whistfully staring and shouting out about their cheese-a-licious goodness.
....and then there are the cookies.....
Oh delicious samoa's, peanut butter patties and thin mints you have hexed me! I can't get over your delicious goodness and it takes all of my willpower to allow just one treat a day from the box I keep in my desk drawer..... Lucky for me, I live with a cookie monster!!!!
Yes, this furry monster has been lurking about the corners of my home. He always stays out of view...but I know he's there...
2 weeks ago I brought home 2 boxes of thin mints, 1 box of samoas, 1 box of peanut butter patties and 1 box of Thanks-a-Lots....it wasn't long before he struck! I opened the thanks-a-lots one night and ate one cookie.... when I went back the next night for a cookie there were only 3 left! By morning they were completely gone.... Another night I opened the peanut butter patties. After opening the box I decided that I didn't really need one and so I left the inside package sealed tight. At lunchtime the next day I lifted the box to pull out my long awaited cookie and it felt light as a feather! I pulled out the tray and watched as each little section came out empty, until the very last one where 4 little cookies stared back at me! Next up was thin mints...One of the twin packages was opened and GONE in only a few days! But it was ok...I still had my beloved Samoas. My favorite cookies of them all......
I had slowly been munching away on these. Savoring each bite and taking delight in the fact that "cookie monster" didn't seem to like them! All of that toasted coconut, sweet caramel and rich chocolate was all mine! ....and then last night, cookie monster came before me, pulled the box out and started munching away saying, "I don't know why I didn't like these until now..."
Yaknow...in person, Cookie Monster isn't quite as hairy....
Don't let him fool you though...he's watching and waiting for just the right moment to....steal all of your cookies!!!!

On the plus side, he's taken the temptation away and I need not worry about post-cookie weight gain....well, except for the samoa's still sitting in my desk. :)

What do you do to avoid temptation? Do you have a cookie monster at home too!?
~ &hearts ~
Jenni

13 comments:

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

ok, i want to buy those cookies from you! i need some NOW! NOW!

this is one funny post, my doll.

pringles just called me name and well, i caved immediately!

ChloƩ said...

Oh man! i love girlscout cookies! we just ordered some! i got samoas and sean got thin mints.. they are too hard to resist!

Caroline said...

You can resist... however thin mints have a huge spot in my tummy!! xo

Adorably Distracted... said...

hahah it's soooo hard to not eat the food when it's RIGHT in front of you! I have some tostitos sitting on the counter just screaming my name! ahhh My husband is watching his weight now too but before then he definitely got rid of them for me!

capperson said...

I want cookies so bad!!! I need to find someone selling them around here and I dont need to buy but one box though I know that wont happen. lol

KLaw said...

Don't avoid! Give in! They only come around once a year... I've only polished off one sleeve of my thin mints and its been 4 days. That's pretty good right?

Kimbirdy said...

Well, ... I actually don't know how to avoid temptation yet. I live alone which makes it super hard to have self-control, and I just know one of these days Dannon's going to come over and catch me eating an entire bag of natural cheetos. Any self-control advice you may have is greatly appreciated. :)

CAPow! said...

your temptation post is tempting me!! I LOVE cheetos (and I've REALLY been craving that muchies cheese mix with the doritos and cheetos in it) and samoas! ugh! drooling!

Rasha said...

Ummmmmmm I want everything on here.

~KS said...

Mmmmmmmm... crunchy Cheetos. YUM.
And I am allergic to chocolate, so my Girl Scout Cookie choices are limited... but I am a junk food junkie. I cannot avoid temptation. i give in. I admit I suck. I have zero will power... but I suppose, there are worse things in life... or at least that's what I tell myself ;)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Nutella is my weakness...

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Why does such bad food taste so damn good! UGH! I am right there with you girlfriend! Hang in there, it will be worth it!

xo
Blair

Liz said...

mmm, thin mints are my faves.

cute post, and funny too.

ox