Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today's Lesson

If you look closely, every day has a little lesson for us.

After being a Weight Watchers member for over 3 years now I learnt that I cannot buy sweet temptations in more than single servings.  Today was official Eat a Cinnamon Bun in front of Dani Day.  Twice someone was sitting/standing right next to me eating a cinnamon bun!  Oh my gosh the second time this happened I was ready to die, just wishing the ground would open up and swallow me whole, I wanted one THAT badly!  It was such a bad craving that on my way home from work I stopped at a local grocery store known for descent baked goods (I wasn't having just any cinnamon bun, it had to be a good one if I'm going to have one) and picked up a pack of 4 from the bakery (sadly I couldn't buy just one as I would of liked).  I couldn't even wait to get home I ate one BIG gooey, sticky icing covered tasty bun as I drove home (not an easy job in a 5-speed manual).  By the time I got home I had another 1/4 of a bun.

This is just the perfect reminder that I can only have sweet treats in controlled servings or where I can give the rest to someone else.  Even after 3 years I can't buy a 4 pack and have one the next day.  I have to eat them all and I have to eat them now!

Soooo, 2.75 cinnamon buns ended up smushed up in the garbage can when I got home, removed  from the package and all so that I couldn't "rescue" any of them.  Sabotage was necessary.

Penance, 4.6 miles on the treadmill, 3.25 of it running the rest at a brisk walk... 60 minutes of praying to the treadmill gods.

7 comments:

Need to Get ME Back said...

Just reading this makes me want a cinnbon! They are sooo good! I hear ya about making sure you cant rescue them! Haha I do that too.

Rachael xxx said...

Oh dear, I know what you mean.Only I have it from family 'just one won't hurt' go on no one will know, yes I WILL!!Good on you throwing the rest away.

Karen said...

That's great that you were able to throw the rest away. Cravings like that are the worst! And good for you for taking it out on the treadmill! :)

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Oh, I can certainly relate to this. Actually, to this exact thing: At the airport yesterday morning while waiting for my flight back home I was trying to find something good to eat. What was there staring at me? Cinnabon. Not only, but several people walking around eating them. It took every strength I had to go somewhere else and order oatmeal but I did it (and like you, I would have eaten everything at once, too. I swear those things have voices that call out to you!)

Lisa said...

I so know how you felt. I'm struggling so much with cravings lately and I keep having mini binges. Granted, I've been able to stop them way before I used to, and I'm getting back on plan straight after so my weight is staying stable, but still, what is it with cravings?!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Oh I can't do it either! With so many foods. Moderation and me... not so much.

Laura said...

I also need to sabotage such things. For me, it's chips or chocolate but I totally understand.

Can you buy the 4-pack and then freeze the rest? You'd have to wait for it to thaw (i.e. no microwave allowed).