The first time in my lifetime....

Monday, December 23, 2013

I did not make Christmas cookies! OMG, I can not believe it! I planned to make Christmas cookies with my daughter, just one batch, but canceled the baking plans. No I did not do this because I was sick, I did it for me! I knew once I made the cookies I would want to eat them. Don't get me wrong, I know when I go to my cousin's for Christmas dinner there will be Christmas cookies...but I decided that I did not want them in my house this year.

This is overwhelming for me. I come from a family of bakers. My grandfather had a bakery and one of my childhood memories that I hold dear is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my loved ones. It has been a tradition is my family since I can remember, one I carried on to my children. We would start the holiday off every year with a song that I loved that my mother will put on as our first song of the holiday. The song is Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=PmI13l5eICQ) by Teresa Brewer...I put the link for those that want to enjoy it! In the past I would make two batches of cookies every day after Thanksgiving till the 23 and give huge trays of cookies for Christmas gifts.

I realize that it is only one Christmas without my tradition. I know I will continue my tradition in the future but at this time in my life I need to learn to make better choices and those choice do not involve extra cookie in my house! I think today I have to put myself first as a priority, knowing that itself is a gift to myself and my family. I think once I get myself back to being healthier and making good choice for myself on a daily basis I will be in better control of those choices and then I will attempt to continue my tradition! For now, it has to be all about ME!!
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    I understand your dilemma. It's almost as hard to resist the TRADITION of making and giving treats as it is to resist the actual treat! It's a part of who we are, and retraining ourselves can be extremely difficult. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    2522 days ago
    emoticon decision not to bake cookies this year! emoticon

    Making changes in your life is one really great way to shake up your mindset.

    Good for you, my friend!

    Happy New Year!
    2522 days ago
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    I use to bake and sell my Christmas cookies for years and it was nothing to make 200 dozen cookies and candies for gifts and to sell. This year I made 8 dozen. Just a couple of my husbands favorites that I don't care for. He kept telling me to make at least one of my favorites and I said no, if they are here I would eat them and I don't need them this year. We can pat ourselves on the back for saying no and putting ourselves first in a better way.
    2530 days ago
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    I did the same thing. I am making a strawberry pie for dessert Christmas day. I got it on sparkpeople. There is only 54 calories and 11.4 gram of carbs per serving

    2530 days ago
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    It had to have been a hard decision, not making cookies, but doing it for your own sake is so great. Keep up with the efforts to not damage your weight loss!!
    2530 days ago
    Congratulations for putting yourself first this year!

    I bet you can find all kinds of healthy cookie recipies when you want to bake again.
    2530 days ago
    I know it's hard not going for the cookies when they're around. Maybe when you're ready, you could try healthier cookies. Good for you for putting yourself first!
    2530 days ago
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    Hello there! Good for you! I love to bake as well and have a problem refraining from seconds! Maybe, if you KNOW you have the self control, you could make a batch and give the rest to family, friends, and neighbors. Merry Christmas!
    2530 days ago
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