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Week #3 in the Gregson Family "Working Our Masses Off" Challenge.
Me: Ready to throw in the towel.
Reason: Freaking Snickerdoodles!!!

To date I've been cruising through this competition. Workouts? Hah! I laugh in the face of sweat and exhaustion. Sweets? Never liked 'em anyway. Celery? My sweet, sweet friend. This week, however, I've hit a wall. And hard. Brent's mom kindly sent some Snickerdoodles down for the kids. They loved them. They savored every cinnamon-sugary bite. Every last milk-dunked, delicious bite. While Brent and I sat and watched and had nothing. Because it was sugar. And it was after dinner. Both no-no's. I've watched this scene unfold before in the past few weeks and I've been fine. Last night, not so much. I wanted one of those over sized circles of sweet freedom. I needed it like I needed air to breathe. I knew to the very center of my being that one of those cookies would make me happy in a way I've seldom felt. Just. One. Cookie. Please . . .

But I resisted and, today, I'm happy with that choice. I've had a good night's sleep and I've worked out and I feel better. This begs the question, do I want one of those cookies so bad because I'm depressed, or am I depressed because I can't have a cookie? Will we ever know?

Oh, and I've got one of those Snickerdoodles carefully wrapped in the back of my freezer to pull out on Saturday (my next planned "cheat" day). Some things are worth the wait (weight?). Dock me the three points right now.


  1. Way to hold out! I too have one of Ann's devilish delights in my freezer... leftover coconut cake. She's down right mean, ain't she? I will think of you this weekend as I moan and groan over my savory baked good, knowing that you are in Arizona doing the same.

  2. I am still laughing about your description of snickerdoodle temptation. The phrase "over sized circles of sweet freedom" will have me giggling all day! Way to be strong!

  3. You really do have a way with words. I don't even like snickerdoodles that much and you had me drooling for one!! Oh, and I love the Working our Masses Off--very clever! Way to go, you are doing awesome!

  4. Great job! Because of this dang contest we haven't had any sweets around the house. I guess that is a good thing though! My dad still thinks he's going to win. We'll have to see. Way to go "Ambush Amy" and "Brainfreeze Brent". Let's hope that the "terminator" doesn't strike again!

  5. Ummm...I don't know if I should be thankful or darn right pissed off! My mom didn't send us any Valentine's treats! No cakes, cookies or brownies for that matter. She must know me too well and know that I CAN'T resist :) You guys are awesome!


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