My Weight Loss Progress

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Deadly Desserts

So New Years Eve we invited a couple over to play games and have pizza. I ordered two Papa Murphy's take and bake pizzas and specifically purchased their deLite pizza as it is lower in calories. When my friend arrived she was carrying a gift bag and said "Merry Christmas". When I opened the gift bag it was full of homemade baked goods; two mini loaves of pumpkin bread, cookies, fudge, peppermint brownies and more. Seriously?? This is a close friend, she knows that I am watching everything and trying to lose weight. But wait, this story gets even better....then....her husband walks in and says "we brought dessert, everything for ice cream sundaes" These were no basic sundaes!
Here is the list of what they brought:
Vanilla Ice Cream
Hot Fudge
Carmel Sauce
Reeese's Peices
Gummy Bears
Whipped Cream
Maraschino Cherries

You do know that you I love sweets, right? Then they offered to leave all this stuff at the house. I convinced them to take it all except for the oreos and gummy bears because Hudson liked them and would eat them. The next day I found the bag of Reese's (my favorite candy) still here. Darn it! I am still being haunted by these goodies. I have indulged in Oreos more than once and last night when I got up to feed the baby..the Oreos were staring at me. I decided to just take a picture of them and write a post about it.

So, this post is not to be mean to my friend. I love her and she is one of my dearest in TN, however this was lots of temptation for me. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and all of the hard work that she put into making the goodies. Have I mentioned that the brownies I tried, were delicious? I did put the bread and cookies in the freezer and haven't tried them. Saving for a special occasion. I should of just avoided the temptation or had a very small serving of ice cream. I always say that it is portion control. My problem is that when something is around, I sometimes don't know how to stop.

Since I am now trying very hard to meet a specific goal in a specific time I am calling all friends and family members to try and do their best to support my goals. Not blaming our friends or calling it a sabotage, they were just being nice. However, if you are coming over anytime soon....please leave your yummy goodies at home.


  1. That's always hard! I totally know where you're coming from---

    As for those reeces, those are actually a great treat when you need a litle bit of sweet! I think 10 pieces only have 1 point, and it feels like you're eating so many!! Just a thought....

  2. Sounds like you did really well though. LOVE the idea of taking a picture & writing a blog instead of eating them. Serious control there, my friend!! ;)

  3. It's so hard at work when someone orders pizza unexpectedly or a doc sends over a cheesecake, but I agree with Rachel- practice makes progress and I think you should practice more on forcing yourself to count out the treats and incorporate it into your points. If you are at all like I am it only makes you think in your mind that "once I reach my goal I can eat Reese's", but I think that only leads to binging. After all, the beauty of WW are the healthy habits that don't "end" like some fad diets. Love you! You can do it- Saturday, baby!