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The Cookies Have Gotta Stop (WIAW, Cookie Edition)

This really needs to stop happening.

You guys know I love cookies. I profess my love for them in about 90% of my posts, I’d say. So even if you just skimmed though my blog without reading anything, there are enough pictures of cookies for you to get the memo that yes, I love cookies.

But seriously, if I don’t stop eating cookies, I am going to be 8 bagillion pounds. The amount of cookies that have made their way into my office recently would make even the Cookie Monster jealous.


I. Can’t. Stop. Eating. Cookies.

This is a really meeting-heavy time of year in our office. We have a lot of committees that meet, and our office is the “corporate office”, so therefore the home base. These meetings typically take all day, and obviously we need to feed the attendees, because who can make an executive decision on an empty stomach?


No one, that’s who.

We usually order lunch from the same place, and with lunch comes a platter of cookies. Every time. We have had three meetings so far this week (and another tomorrow), which means three platters of cookies.

Sometimes I will piggyback on the lunch. But because I’m not usually in these committee meetings, I kind of feel like a vulture showing up in their boardroom at lunchtime with a plate in my hand. Obviously I am only there for one thing.

So unless leftovers are brought upstairs, I will usually hold back. I do have some restraint (contrary to what some people may believe).

Cookies are another story though.

Today’s lunch was lasagne, and I was quite satisfied eating my leftover chicken noodle soup…

But I knew there were cookies downstairs…and they were calling to me. After I finished my soup, I wandered downstairs into the boardroom to snag a quick little cookie. Sneaking in for a cookie, saying hi to everyone, and ducking back out is no biggie. And one cookie is no biggie.

But once the meeting is over, the remainder of the cookies are brought back up to our office. And since everyone knows about my love of cookies, they are brought into my office. What do you do when someone sets 30 cookies down in front of you and says, “I brought these for you!”

I try to say “Oh no no, I really can’t eat another cookie…” (halfheartedly, fine)

But then they say “Hey, didn’t you run 7k yesterday? You deserve a cookie!”

That’s true. I did. I do deserve a cookie. Or 30?

This is my own fault. I am the one going around raving on to anyone who will listen about how much I love cookies, because it’s true! I love them so much it’s hard to keep quiet about it.

That is the problem. I love cookies so much that I can’t say no to them! If you bring a platter of cookies into my office, I could easily eat the entire platter!

Shmanyway, that is my rant for the day. I don’t know what else to say about that. I ate a ridiculous amount of cookies and then I felt sick. (Note: I am exaggerating when I say I ate the entire platter. That would just be crazy. But it was still too many!)

At least I hit up BodyPump after work to hopefully counteract some of that cookie goodness…or turn it into muscle or something.

Something needs to be done though. I may have to go on a cookie strike or something. I don’t know. One cookie keeps leading to several more, and it has to end!

I’m gonna sleep on it.

And on that note, it is way past my bedtime. Later gators!

PS – I updated my playlists page with my 5k Run for the Cure playlist if you want to check it out! Some good tunes on there, in my opinion.

PPS – I’m almost too late, but Happy WIAW!!! (Thanks Jenn, you are awesome :))


The Painters Are In!

Hi friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend!

I spent most of the day yesterday helping my friend paint at her new apartment (Lisa, who you may remember me mentioning in my Cycle of Inspiration post!)

Fun. Times.

That is a BOLD blue for sure, but it is a big room and they have tons of light, so I think it’s going to work out really well.  I felt like I was swimming in the ocean when I looked at it :).

I can’t tell you how much I love painting!  Seriously.  If anyone needs help painting their house, call me up!  When I get in the zone I get reallllly into it.  Also, it’s a pretty decent workout if you are actually putting effort into your painting, I was super schweaty afterwards (and COVERED in blue paint).

We busted into a few impromptu dance parties as well, which stepped up the fun for sure.

I snagged some yummy pizza for lunch while I was there…

Za Za

Yep, I will paint your house for free pizza :D.  Oh, and Tim Hortons Iced Cappuccinos, which Lis also treated me to that went unpictured.

When I got home yesterday afternoon I really did not feel like doing anything in the kitchen, so for dinner Ando and I walked over to our local Subway.

I ordered my usual:

Turkey on wheat with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, mustard, and a bit of sub sauce.

Usually I cannot go to Subway without grabbing one of their ridiculously delicious cookies, but since I still had the Enjoy Life cookies at home I decided to hold off.

So we went home and ate two entire boxes of them.  I’m not even kidding.  The Sugar Shortbread and the Vanilla Honey Graham are now both gone.  We had eaten some already, but it was still a crazy amount of cookie consumption!  I’m not sure why I needed such a ginormous snack attack, but I could not stop myself!  I was a bottomless pit.  Too many cookies!

Here is what I think happened… I only ate a bowl of Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal before BodyPump in the morning, and then two slices of pizza for lunch (I should have eaten four! Ah, hindsight).  No snacks in between, and I think that is what keeps my eating in check.

Oh well, each meal is a clean slate!

I was seriously still full from all the cookies when I woke up this morning, so I made myself an extremely simple breakfast.

Banana Wrap

A banana wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with a smear of peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Hey, this breakfast includes whole grains, protein and healthy fats!  Not bad at all for a little breaky on the go.

All Wrapped Up!

Gotta go, yo!

Do you find if you don’t eat enough to fuel your body during the day, you’ll be a bottomless pit later?