Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Know, I Know. Bump the Needle, Already

OK, I realize this blog has pretty much turned into the "I'm so freakin' hungry"chronicles. So, instead of apologize for it, I'll continue the trend. You're welcome. Don't worry. We've only got 10 more days of this.
I've been such a loser this weekend. And I don't mean in the pounds and inches department. I mean in the department of I went to the open house for the Draper temple yesterday with Tavis and Niki and her husband. After you walk through the temple they lead you to a church with the best assortment of the BEST cookies I've ever had. I knew yesterday was going to be a bit of a cheat day for me as we've had this planned for a long time and I didn't want to be a party pooper. But instead of eating just one delicious chocolate cookie, I ate three. And instead of eating just one delicious oatmeal/hardly-any-raisins cookie, I ate 3. Did you do the math? That's 6 cookies!!! And to be honest, my stomach felt queasy after. I haven't had that much sugar in two weeks and it hit me hard. (But, um...I'm wondering. Does anyone know what kind of cookies those were and where they got them? Come on, people. I know someone knows.)
So after that we went to Rib City for dinner. Not the one I work at but the one in Sandy. (It's nice to go where the don't all know me because I actually get to enjoy my meal and visit with the people I came with rather than the people I work with that insist on hanging around my table and talk to me. (Whew! Run-on sentence, much?)) So I ordered my ribs and my baked potato and fries and spicy ranch and we had chicken tenders for appetizers and, oh my gosh, they were SO GOOD! I actually only ate all the carbs on my plate. I didn't touch my ribs or the pork that came with it. But the fries, potato, garlic toast? Gone. I've clearly been in carb withdrawals.
Then today for lunch I ate my ribs and pork.
But now I'm back on track. F'rills. Even those Thin Mints are calling my name so loud I can barely hear Harley's "Baby Einsteins" DVD, I'm not going to answer their siren call. They really are going to be my reward when this madness is over.
In case you're wondering if anything else besides this diet is going on in my There's nothing else.
Now stop judging me.


Kristina P. said...

Those cookies are the devil. They brought them for the volunteers when I was there.

And where the heck is this Rib City in Sandy, and how have I never been there?

AS Amber said...

The Rib City in Sandy is really gross so you should only come to the one in American Fork. Aright,'s at 20th-ish E and 9400 S. In a strip mall next to Smith's on the north side of the road.

veronica said...

I'm so glad that you went to the open huuse. I was also wondering the same thing about those cookies. They were SO soft! I know the church buys a LOT of it's food from Jason's Deli, but I don't know if the cookies came from there or not. If you find out for sure, you have to let me know.

SO said...

Sounds like a good weekend!

Missy said...

Cookies will get you every time!

DeNae said...

I'm going to eat some GS cookies now. But I promise they'll make me really fat and dumpy.

You're welcome.

wendy said...

I would never judge you Amber because I now how hard it is to resist yummy food no matter how full you stomach is and you feel like you could wretch, but nothing can make you stop so you just keep on eating and eating. (I wanted to do a run on sentence like you).
That's ok, you obviously needed a little pick me up. Now you can go back on this joyous hunger masochist adventure of your tomorrow.

Mariel said...

Oh, dieting. Isn't it fantastic? Doesn't it make you the happiest person ever? Ugh. If you have a hankering for Thin Mints, get the Russell Stevens sugar-free mint patties. I love them! They are one of my staples that help me from falling of the wagon!

Casey said...

OMG, I can't believe you cheated! Just kidding, everyone needs a cheat day here and there and the difference between you and me is that I would have eaten all of the cookies in sight and then gone to buy more. You're doing great.

Melissa said...

You are my hero for only having six cookies!

I walked into work the other day and someone had brought in a GIANT plate of brownies. I had one and then asked if anyone wanted one. I added, "I'm totally serious. If you want one, get it now because I'm eating all of them." And then I ate all the brownies.

And I won't even talk about the three boxes of Girl Scout cookies I ate on the way home from work (but it WAS a 35 minute drive)!

Melissa said...

No judging here girl!

And I am impressed at your will power with the ThinMints. Really! I think they lasted oh, about 30 seconds at my house.

tiburon said...

At least you didn't eat anything at my open house right?