Monday, December 21, 2009

Of dogs and Christmas cookies




It turns out that the dog in the Snuggie is named Carmella and she has her very own blog! Daughter Number Three kindly forwarded the link to me and it's really worth checking out. It's at http://alittlebrownblog.blogspot.com/.

I have totally avoided doing any Christmas baking this year. Although I miss the fun of decorating cookies and the way the oven warms up the house, my doctor has cracked down on me about my blood sugar.

Now, I am a sweets freak--it I see 'um, I eat 'um; cookies, candies, fruitcakes, bars, Christmas breads, chocolates, pies...I have to stop, I'm making myself drool!

I've been eating lots of veggies and cutting back on carbs. Astoundingly, I have lost ten pounds! Of course, I still have the hurdle of Christmas to get past. Our family of 22 will be getting together for a celebration at my youngest daughter's on Saturday. We decided to do a "baked potato bar" to accommodate everyone's food preferences. The toppings will include bacon bits, cheese sauce, broccoli, vegetarian chili made with Boca Crumbles, sour cream etc. The sides will include meat balls, smokies, salads, veggie tray, fruit plate and of course, desserts.

I'm not so much concerned about what I might eat that day, it's about the next day. Past experience has taught me whenever I splurge on a large meal it triggers my appetite to turn into a monster. And since the previous day's excess usually produces scrumptuous leftovers, there I am with a raging appetite and half a pumpkin pie..the last pumpkin pie I'll make until next Thanksgiving. What's a gal to do?!

OK, OK, I'm getting myself wound up over something that hasn't happened yet. Courage, Sparrow!

10 comments:

gayle said...

I admire you for not baking and losing 10 pounds! I am sure you will do great!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Good for you; it can't be easy, especially this time of year. Hang in there!

Kittie Howard said...

You're doing great...and ditto from Kittie: Hang in there! Why not munch on carrots/etc. before going to dinner? My hub has the same problem; he looooves chocolates...sigh...it's not as easy as it sounds...courage!

Kathy said...

I hear you and for that exact reason, I am not baking until Wednesday, I am only making the cookies that the guys like a lot and I am seriously considering NOT making my favorite at all. I can NOT resist home baked goodies at all. I will eat those cookies until every last one is gone!

Kathy said...

Oh and congrats on that weight loss. That is wonderful!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Look at it this way, Ms. Sparrow: just TWO days of splurging are not too bad, really. The buffet day, then the leftovers...it's just twice...you have been so good...I have found that by eating cheese before a big to-do, and then giving myself permission to EAT EAT EAT, I don't actually overeat AS badly (still do overeat, tho)...but the damage is limited!

Pearl said...

Ten pounds! You lost ten pounds?!

Well that explains some things, because I managed to FIND 10 pounds hanging off my backside.

Now if you would kindly stop by and pick them up, I would be grateful.

What? you want me to hang on to them?

We'll talk...

Pearl

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

My girls are all baking something to bring home for Christmas. Since their brother in Florida will be here I think they want to feed him.

Sparrow chic said...

OH NO !!! Your not bringing cookies either ! I'm bringing my fudge, divinity, and that Pumpkin Pecan Caramel cake. I guess that's enough sugar. LOL

Carmella said...

Thank you kindly, Ms. Sparrow, for the gracious referral to my blog! It is nice to know I am not barking in the wilderness.