I broke my two year streak last night.
I at a cookie.
Not just any cookie.
I ate Pam’s Chocolate Chip cookies.
They. Are. To. Die. For.
Seriously. Two years ago I couldn’t stop eating Pam’s cookies. I would eat an entire plate of these chocolate chip cookies. They have some secret ingredient that Pam refuses to reveal (personally, I think it might be crack.)
This weekend I caved to the crave.
I ate Pam’s cookies!
But, I now have the self control to stop myself from gorging and devouring all the cookies on the plate.
In the past I would have boxed out everyone at the party to keep the platter all to myself and then licked it clean …with my tongue …right off the plate. I would have hid Pam’s cookies in my purse in order to take the sweet treats home and then gulped them down in secret.
What am I saying… I have done all of the above.
But, I have now learned my lesson.
After giving up sweet treats and facing my sugar addiction last year during the first year of The Promise 365 I have learned about sugar boundaries.
I have learned many lessons about sugar actually.
The most important is this: the less “sweetness” I have in my life the more “sweets” I crave in my diet.
So I am proud to report that I ate not forty or twenty or twelve, but only three of Pam’s cookies tonight. Trust me, it’s progress. Believe me, they are worth it.
But my favorite, most crave-orite cookie is the crinkle — as in Chocolate Crinkle Cookie.
Why? Because Mama Sling made these scrumptious delights at Christmastime.
And it is when I miss my mama most that I crave sweets.
Whenever I crave sugar, I really want a hug from Mama Sling.
When I pine for pie, I really want her kisses.
When I reach for chocolate, it is her laughter and that special brand of jolliness that I want to fill my life.
Knowing is half the battle.
I still limit my sugar intake and certainly don’t cave to every crave, but before I let loose and treat myself these days, I evaluate why I want it. Because there’s always a reason.
So here’s my favorite cookie recipe. It’s not Pam’s but it’s pretty darn good.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe here
May your life be sweet and may you sugar responsibly.