December 24th, 2016 You Cookie, Po Po
"You cookie, Po Po." You did a great job on your cookies, Po Po is fine, thank you--I don't want a cookie. Noah came over today. He's spending the night! A friend of mine and Noah teamed up to make homemade Christmas cookies. Noah made them! So naturally he wanted Po Po to have one. Po Po, as you know, is refined sugar-free--so it was an easy no, but still, something I didn't even think of before I agreed to the cookie-making project. Of course he would want me to try one! I only said no once--and he didn't offer again. Perfect.
Baking Christmas cookies was something I remember doing around his age. It was so sweet seeing him have so much fun. He recognized all the shapes, too!
It feels amazing to be this far into my abstinence from refined sugar. I'm never beyond relapse--but I'll say this, not once did my head even remotely suggest a cookie as an option. Not once. And that's a wonderful thing to me.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I exceeded my water goal. And I stayed well connected with great support.
I enjoyed a good visit with mom tonight. A bunch of us are meeting tomorrow at the nursing facility for Christmas dinner. I'm going in blind on this one. I asked the nurse about the menu and she told me "it's traditional, but I'm not sure of specifics." Okay--so, I'll go in blind on this one--make the best choices possible and I'll be prepared regardless.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,