Friday, August 09, 2013

Friday Is Dessert Day

Since I changed my eating habits to lose weight back in January, the most anticipated day of the week for me is Friday. Why, you ask? Because I allow myself one delectable dessert a week - and Friday is the designated day.

This has worked very well for me. I eat my regular meals - minus any cakes, cookies, pie - during the week (my nutritionist built in my 3 squares a day of Dove Dark chocolate into my meal plan). Then on Friday, I allow myself an indulgent treat. If I were not addicted to sweets, then I'd pick some other indulgence - say a huge portion of Doritos or a mall pretzel. But my mother and my grandmother's penchant for being terrific bakers when I was growing up made me develop a very sharp sweet tooth. I'm not a big candy lover, but give me homemade chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, apple pie, cinnamon rolls...yeah. I'm a happy gal.

Except you can't eat that stuff and expect to lose weight.

Thus, the "once a week" idea was born because you have to reward yourself for all that hard work, correct?

And guess what today is? Friday. Which means it's Dessert Day.

Waiting for me is a cookie called the OD. We have a fabulous place in town that makes these oh-so-delectable homemade cookies, and the OD is a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting. OD'ing on chocolate is never a bad thing.

Here's to Friday - and here's to Dessert Day!

10 comments:

  1. I bet you can understand better than most how housewives must have hoarded that sugar ration during WWII. :) Enjoy your dessert!

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  2. Oh my goodness. I can't imagine not going a single day without chocolate. I definitely would have hoarded my sugar ration! (or ventured into the black market...ha!).

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  3. Elizabeth Parker11:50 PM

    Enjoy, Melissa! I do kind of the same thing--Every Friday evening is my one-glass-a-week of wine night. Just polished off some Ruby Port--delightful.

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    1. Ooh, that sounds good, Betty!

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  4. Mmmm, that OD cookie sounds delish. I hope you enjoyed it!
    Only five more days to the next one ! ;)

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    1. It was definitely good! And I like the way you think - only five more days until the next one! LOL

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  5. I have been trying to lose weight as well and finally it is coming off--didn't realize how much nibbling I did here and there. I do like you do, will have a dessert now and then--no use denying forever!

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    1. I think it's just not realistic to forever deny yourself the foods you love. It's all about moderation and "once in awhile." Glad the weight is starting to come off!

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  6. I'm glad you were able to keep in a little chocolate! I find that I have more success getting healthy as long as I allow myself a few treats now and then. I wish you a speedy week!

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    1. Oh, if I didn't have my daily allotment of chocolate, I would be unbearable to live with. =D

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