I am not the only healthy-eater in my family. We also have some non-healthy eaters, as well. Living in a home of mixed-food diets can get pretty complicating. I like to live by the rule: out of sight, out of mind, out of mouth. Sometimes this rule can get easily broken. When another family member prefers having the cookies on the counter, in plain view….it can get tempting. We all have our speed bumps in the road, and we have to learn to overcome them…even if they are in plain sight of us. Yes, I do believe that we must have “cheats”, or “splurges” every now and then, but if we cant learn to get those foods out of our mind, if not possible for out of sight, those “splurges” could become a daily occurance.
I have run into a speed bump recently. I am not usually ever drawn to the hard, pre-packaged cookies that you find in the grocery store (im more of a home-made kinda girl). So when we had an event where they needed crushed cookies, we willingly brought them. There was a big bag of left-over cookie crumble…and my family agreed to take it home (not my idea, by the way). This bag of cookie crumbles has been sitting on my counter for a few days now, and I havent really had a problem with it….until now.
This bag of cookie crumble has, for some odd reason, been calling my name the past few hours. I dont know about you, but the only “good” part about an oreo, is the creme in the middle. Trust me, the phot may be decieving, but there isplentyof creme in there! I probably havent had an oreo in about 6+ months….and while these are knock-off oreos, I couldnt resist. I had like…a handfull of these cookie crumbles. Like I said, pre-packaged and store-bought cookies are not usually my weakness, but today this devil bag was just so irresistible.
The bottom line is, don’t be afraid of beinghuman.You will make mistakes, and run into some speed bumps, but dont let that waver you from your road to health! Get back up again, and keep going :) It will be worth it in the end, after exercise and clean eating has become part of your life.
Until next time, Elle.