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Sugar Cookies, Sinus Infections and Spare Tires [Dec. 28th, 2010|04:31 pm]
I've got them all. Nothing like being sick for a week, totally stressed out and time-starved to add on the pounds. Oh, yeah.

It didn't help being snowbound with my mother. Who will make comments about my weight and then feed me a potato-sausage casserole accompanied by coffee cake and juice. And then serve cheese and crackers, pizza bagels, mozzarella sticks, and an artichoke/spinach dip for "in-betweens". Then sandwiches for lunch. Then a seafood lasagna for dinner. Plus, trays of homemade cookies lying about the house like waistline landmines. Three different kinds of dessert and the ever-pouring bottle of wine. Cocktails. Champagne.

Kee-Riste. It's a wonder I could still fit in the car on the way home. This is going to take a while to work off.

I did attempt aversion therapy. I've found that sometimes I'm better off, when faced with some food temptation, to just eat it all. All of it, instead of parceling it out and attempting to ration myself. Giving myself permission to have a pair of cookies a day...my brain translates that as permission to have a pair of ANYTHING bad a day. Not just one pair of one thing. But cookies. And well, some potato chips. And okay, I can have a piece of that fudge, as long as it's JUST TWO.

Yeah, no, that doesn't work. I either have to physically limit the presence of the food, OR eat so damn much of it at one sitting that the very thought of eating anything else repulses me. To fill myself up with such guilt and self-loathing that it kickstarts "Healthy Eater Me" who is wont to hole up in some niche of my psyche, emerging occasionally, rubbing the sand out of her eyes, and wondering if maybe I couldn't use a little tuna fish for calcium. Or, gosh, wouldn't BEANS taste good?

So, I thought, a deluge of sugar cookies. That will jolt that HEM out of wherever she's hiding, lulled into a near-coma. I will eat sugar cookies until I can eat no more.

Mind you, these are MY sugar cookies. LOL Butter, Cane Sugar, Double concentrate Madagascar vanilla blended with Single Concentrate Mexican. Flour, pinch of sea salt. Egg washed and decorated in lovely sprinkles and sugars.

But still. I soldiered on, waiting for the tipping point, the point of diminishing returns. Where suddenly, the thought of putting another cookie in my mouth was vaguely repulsive.

Apparently, my capacity for sugar cookies is limitless.


330 days to de-blimp myself before its sugar cookie season again.

[User Picture]From: sestree
2010-12-29 12:03 am (UTC)
An honestly good sugar cookie is a delight. I don't really care for mine sweet though - the sugar on top yes but not heavy in the cookie.

What you described would have me eating a dumptruck full as well.

don't get me started on honest all butter shortbread cookies ::sigh::
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[User Picture]From: regineaubergine
2010-12-29 12:24 am (UTC)
So are you back at Perry Ave yet? We escaped the snow but everyone in the family has come down with terrible hacking holiday colds. Winter weight gains are just a part of our genetics and really tough to fight so you still have the 330 days to de-blimp (a genetic/cultural reason for Lent?).
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-12-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, got back Monday evening. Fought our way home through the blizzard remnants. I agree with you about the weight gain -- but have to lay the blame for mine solely on days of shoveling copious amounts of fat and sugar into the maw, with pretty much the only physical effort expended was trying to decide whether I should be treating my physical state with juice or my mental state with wine.
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2010-12-29 03:25 am (UTC)
Dear Mer: I cannot fit into my jeans.

I have a bag of frozen shelled edamame, a can of veggie boullion cubes and a bag of black "forbidden" rice. How can I arrange these things (plus whatever additions you feel appropriate) to make something I want to eat and yet will not make me continue to feel like a thundering glom-thing being strangled by double chins?

thank you and god bless.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-12-29 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm going to do a post on this, because I've just found myself going on and on...
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2010-12-30 11:40 pm (UTC)
May I please have your sugar cookie recipe???
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