Evil, thy name is "brownie"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I was doing well, really well, staying away from sugary treats.

And then, along came the brownies.

It was my son's 4th birthday. When I asked what treat he would like to take in for his friends at school, he told me he wanted brownies with sprinkles.

One thing you should know about me: I don't bake from a box. It's all scratch in this house. And another thing you should know about me: I LOVE my brownies. They may be just about my favorite thing ever. I would choose that over cake any day.

I knew this, but figured I'd send the pan to school, and temptation would be gone. Of course, it couldn't be that easy. I needed 26 brownies, which meant another pan...and extras.

I did really well for two days, but I succumbed to temptation. Oh, they are GOOD! I could write sonnets about them. I probably had four of them over two days. Small squares, but still.

I wish I had avoided them completely, or given some away. But really, I am okay with it. I am not gorging myself, and I'm maintaining everything else aside from this little hiccup. Now they are gone, and I can get back to business.

I think it is important to look at the big picture, rather than focus on the little stuff. I have no doubt I can keep my momentum going. I am not beating myself up about my choices because I know I am doing a good thing here. I am praising myself for the good, acknowledging the bad, and encouraging myself to continue pushing forward.

I got this! I can do this!
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    Happy B-day to E!!!!! And no sweat on the brownies. You are doing fantastic! (I'm not doing as well... My eating is pretty crummy, but I've been cleared by my physio and gone back to my momma-bootcamp class twice now! Yippee!) Keep up the great work! You are a good influence, so thank you for that.
    1135 days ago
    You are being amazing now Keep Sparking!
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    I know it's hard. But do but give info start over and push yourself and get motivated! You can do this
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