Talking myself out of eating a Mrs. Field’s cookie

Written by weightwatchers.com editors on 3/25/2010 10:26 AM | COMMENTS (4)

I’m standing on line for the bus. It’s 6:30 PM. I’m tired, it’s hot. And the line’s not moving. I’m right outside a Mrs. Field’s cookie shop. The aroma’s calling to me:

Come in, get a cookie.

Maybe it’s because I’m hungry, or it’s that time of the month, or simply because they smell so _____ good that I desperately want one right now. Well, actually, I don’t just want one cookie. I want at least 3 or 4, still warm with gooey chips, and an ice cold glass of skim milk.

But I’m headed to an Indian cooking class and I know what we’re making is going to be loaded with POINTS (not to mention the fact that if I get out of line, I’ll lose my spot and I don’t want to miss the samosa-making demonstration).

So I’m going to say NO and breathe in real deep to ‘inhale’ that cookie instead. Ahhhh, amazing. Now, exhale, nice and slow.

Oops, line moving, walking to my gate. Smell dissipating. Fresh cilantro chutney, here I come!

Leslie Fink, MS, RD

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  • Post Image aksiss

    3/25/2010 3:09 PM
    How was your India cooking class?


  • Post Image tuoifran (fran)

    3/28/2010 1:41 AM
    Today the lure of Easter candy (jelly beans, robin eggs) were taunting me at the grocery store. I almost bought some under the pretense that I would get them for my grandkids. Of course you can't have an Easter basket without jelly beans. I decided that I like my skinny jeans more! No jelly beans in my cart!


  • Post Image knnhy01 (kathy )

    3/27/2010 9:35 AM
    Great job, sometimes just the smell is wonderful and breathing deep gets rid of the anxiety thats building over the mind jumping back and forth.


  • Post Image aksiss

    3/25/2010 3:06 PM
    I also have done the same thing before... Go into a grocery store with 'blinders' on or talk myself into 'tunnel vision' to screen out certain food items I chose not to eat. Sometimes even talk myself into imaginary 'nose plugs'. Then I have a giggle as to what I must look like... LOL!




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