Thursday, March 20, 2008


"Life is a succession of lessons which
must be lived to be understood"
~Thomas Carlyle

So, I kinda have a NSV, well kinda. In a round about way. LOL. Of course it's Easter time, we all know this. And along with this time of year comes all the temptations, including easter candy, and of course, the good ol' work potlucks. Well today was our easter dinner at work. The informed me yesterday that I would be bringing brownies and a jello thingy. Well last night I made homemade brownies (I never did this before...always used boxed!). Well of course I have a problem with licking things while I am cooking. Well I was good, I didn't eat any of the chocolate chips I put in the brownies (and yes! there were extras!), and I didn't get a spoon and start eating the brownie batter (yes! this was a tempting proposition!), but I did get some licks in. And I also licked a few times when i was preparing the light orange jello thingy I make. But the NSV you ask? I counted the points for it. Now give or take, I only counted like 4 points, but I really think it was fair. Before, I never would have counted the points.

Now today at work, of course I was tempted by all the food, and the brownies. I stole a small piece of the brownie, but I am counting the points for that. Plus I few licks here and there, but I'm planning to count like 4 or 5 points, I figure it's fair. But other than that, I stayed out of everything, and I think that is awesome in itself! So yay!

Other than that, everything is going well. Planning to hit the gym tonight, and maybe tomorrow. We are suppose to possibly get some snow tomorrow, although they aren't sure yet...possibly 5 to 8 inches....nice first day of spring present huh? I'm so ready for the warmer weather.

Weigh in will be on Sunday, and I'm really hoping to be down! I've done well this week, and hopefully TOM will be started by then. So we shall see.

Anyways, I'm running late posting today, so I gotta finish up stuff here at work, but hope everyone is having a healthy and OP day!


Fatinah said...

hey - that is a pretty significant NSV!
Meanwhile - I could sure go for a brownie now!!!!!

Christina said...

Hey girl
I love that we have similar stats, we need to lose these last couple of pounds together, what I love most about your posts isyour inspirational thoughts before every post, theya re so good. and way to go on resisting the brownies, that is really tough to do. Enjoy lost and we will disuss tomorrow

Takeonestripperpole said...

Send me a brownie! Flew on Mid West airlines yesterday and they handed out warm chocolate chip cookies! How was I to say no? And we are supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow here too (where I am visiting) I don't do snow any more ... this out to be fun! Enjoy your weekend. :)

ashley said...

That is a HUGE NSV! Honestly, I don't know if I could do that! So I have definitely paused the baking for a while :)

Kathy said...

You are just one strong girl! Awesome job of counting the points on those licks and nibbles! You deserve to be at goal as hard as you've worked at this.

HappyBlogChick said...

First, let me tell you that I initially read "work potlucks" as "pork potlucks" and I was thinking "huh, I've not heard of this tradition. How odd. Maybe it's regional."

So pork potlucks aside, I do think that counting the licks and bites is a victory. If you count them you're not in denial about them, you're going to stay within your points, and your NSV will turn into a SV. How great is that!??!

(I'll give you a hint - pretty darned great.)

Erin said...

I agree that counting the little things is important. I don't yet have the self control to not lick the spoon, the beaters, or the bowl, so I've taken a baking break. But I'm sure it'll come back, and I'll just have to have some self control.


Caroline said...

Counting while you cook is a huge NSV, so congrats! I'm stressed about Easter dinner tomorrow at my parents' house, but I do like your plan. Good luck and have a great weekend!