Does anyone else participate in a cookie exchange? I went to my first one tonight. It was a lot of fun, but now I have tons of extra temptation. I made sugar cookies from the recipe my mom used to make. I LOVE these cookies. It’s a good thing I gave so many of them away!
In retrospect, this probably wasn’t the best idea. I’ve been struggling with my weight as it is, so why would I think cookies would be a good idea?! I guess I’ve been feeling like a victim a little bit. It seems like OTHER people get to enjoy these things and OTHER people don’t have to struggle so hard, and it’s NOT FAIR. I keep reminding myself that I CAN enjoy these treats in moderation, but I seem to have trouble with the moderation part. Once I have a few things that I don’t know how to count, I just throw in the towel and figure I can’t possibly track the rest of the week because I don’t know how many points I have left. It’s ridiculous and I know better, but I keep doing it!
How do you cope with all the holiday treats and cookies? Please share your strategies for those of us who are struggling!