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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cookie Monster

I am a cookie monster.  (I have the cookie jar to prove it.)
I have been addicted to many things.  I used to be a pack a day smoker.  Now I eat cookies.
Hubby and I are almost up to a package a day!  The other day he made a trip to the Rippon Cookie Factory store.  Needless to say he bought tons of cookies.  We have cookies on order with the Girl Scouts too.  I only had four cookies this morning....or did I have five?  I wonder how much weight I would lose if I gave up my cookies?  Oh, I don't think I could do that!

Oh, I know...moderation.  But they are like potato chips to me....or popcorn...or M&M's.
What to do?  Give up my cookies?  No way!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I also love cookies...but that does not serve me well...so I went to the health food store and found some that are wheat free and sweetened with fruit. I really love them. I had to try about three different brands to find the best...but it is possible to eat a healthy cookie and then start a decline of the amount. You might try that...they even have chocolate chip!

Gill - That British Woman said...

must say I enjoy cookies as well. Have you tried cutting back by one cookie at a time, sort of baby steps, instead of giving them up all together?

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