ahhh yes the siren song of freshly baked cookies!! Like you, I wanted to continue doing things like that but not have it ruin my diet. I love giving treats to people, and sometimes only a REAL cookie will do - the 'healthy' ones are fine for some things, but other occasions call for some ooey goooey goodness LOL
I just had to change the PATTERN of what I did -- the cookie wasn't the problem, MY reaction to the cookie was! I did things differently, I chewed gum while making them. I didn't do it alone, as it was way to easy too snarf some down when no one was looking. So I invited girlfriends over to cook and bake and we'd exchange things. Having others there helped a lot, chatting and having fun was way better than eating cookies alone. I FROZE them almost immediately, in 2 cookies per bag portions, or else gave them away IMMEDIATELY, without the chance for temptation to sneak in. Gradually it became easier, honestly! Just like I'd tell a small child "no you can't eat 5 cookies before dinner" i had to do the same for my spoiled brat of an inner child!
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now!
Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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