Tuesday, December 11, 2007

(insert clever title here)

So I did it. I made it through Monday without consuming ANY Christmas baking! I pretty much told myself Sunday night that as a rule, Christmas baking is not to leave the freezer unless I am making up a plate to give away. No Christmas baking allowed between Monday and Friday. I found that if I made that rule and told someone about it (Scott, you guys) then if I broke it, I would feel like I was breaking some big house rule (I also had to convince myself that something bad would happen if I did, like I would break a toe or something, kind of like bad Karma.) So it worked. I didn't touch it. Even after Scott last night tried to lure me in. After supper he asked, "What's for dessert? Christmas baking?" I knew he was trying to get me to splurge so that he would feel better about pigging out but I just said "Go ahead, none for me, I told myself no Christmas baking between Monday and Friday and I'm sticking to it". Then he said I was right and that he didn't want any either. Sweet. I did it. I was super nervous about having all that Christmas baking in the freezer, just sitting there taunting me but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I can soo do this. I keep thinking that if I were to walk into a store and see a Mars Bar there, it would never even occur to me to buy it during the week (maybe as a weekend splurge but NEVER during the week) so why would I break that rule for Christmas baking? I'm not. So there it is.

PS I'm also making frogs tonight to add to my Christmas baking since I have to bring in a pile of it on Dec 19 for a work potluck thing. Each department takes it turn bringing in mounds of food for a potluck for the whole building. It starts tomorrow so there is a table around the corner from my office that will be filled with Chocolates, candy, meatballs, sandwiches, finger foods, veggies and dip and crackers and cookies and fruit, and all sorts of other most-likely-bad-for-me foods so I've already mapped out a route to the bathroom and mail room so I can avoid the table whenever possible and I've enlisted the help of a co-worker who is also watching the calorie intake so we'll be encouraging each other.

Another success, 35 mins on the StairMaster last night and 15 on the elliptical and 5 mins of stretching. go me AND I'm gong back for more tonight! It's 3:30 and I'm actually pumped to go to the gym instead of dreading it. What has gotten into me this week? I don't know but I like it.

Wish me luck with the frogs otnight ladies, although I'm feeling pretty confident. I can do this!


  1. I'm with Randi...what the heck are frogs?

    As far as avoiding the holiday baked goods...congrats, I know how hard that can be. Freezing them is a great option I do it with things like that all the time, then just unthaw one at a time.

  2. Frogs as in chocolate macaroons? Good luck. I love those babies. Have fun at the gym. I'm so envious, but have decided to hold off on a gym membership until maybe February. It gets hard trying to figure out what to do for cardio.

  3. I should count my blessings that I'm still able to do my cardio on the real pavement. Currently it is 75° here.

    I'm sure I couldn't survive a Canada winter!

    Great job on the weekend! Much better than mine...

  4. *laughs* I love the "bad karma"! I wonder if I could talk myself into that one!!!

    I am SOOOOOO glad that we only have ONE day of office goodies and I can usually control myself because it's not just "convenience" food (finger foods are my downfall!!!)...plus I work with all men, so when we get chocolates I just invite all of them in, or leave them at my coworkers desk!!!

    Ooh, are frogs kind of like turtles??? (look at us all trying to guess what they are!)

  5. ditto...what are frogs?

    good job with the gym, don't you just love motivation!! :) and way to go on getting there again tonight, you are awesome.

    just say no to baked goods!

  6. Congratulations! Those are some big achievements. Scott sounds just like my boyfriend, Chris. He is always tempting me so he won't feel bad. Bad boys! Way to stay strong!!!

  7. Okay I am glad I am not the only one wondering what a frog is.

    I love that you mapped out a routine at work to avoid the goodies! :D

  8. Booooyah!!!!! That is sooooo excellent! Damn I wish I made that rule at the first of the week :-( I've been sneaking swaps of my christmas treats from the freezer all week and although I've tracked them, I'm disappointed that I did it!

    You're doing awesome girl, WTG!

  9. A good title: STOP, put that cookie back! I need to try this because I have eaten so many fresh baked cookies this past week. Good luck!


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