Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just thinking....

After reading THIS post I did a lot of thinking.... Trainer Momma described my home growing up to a T - except that my Mom did NOT have stashes of candy anywhere - there was simply no candy in our home growing up. If we went to a cousin or friends house we would head straight for the candy bowl for a "fix". We didn't trick or treat either - so we got candy very rarely.... So here is what I have been thinking about - why do I not love candy so much that I can't be trusted around it? The Trainer Momma does - my brothers do.....
Here is what I came up with - as soon as I could cook my Mom would let me make cookies and such about anytime I wanted. So when I was stressed or just wanted something sweet I would bake! My outlet became cooking instead of treats. Although baked goods are still the hardest things for me to say no to, at least they satisfy more than a butterfinger I guess.
I loved baking oatmeal cookies, carrot cookies and whole wheat banana bread - some of the same things I still bake when I am stressed or craving sweets. What I am trying to figure out is if that is better or worse.... I have been known to eat an entire pan of Nutella Cheesecake brownies when I was depressed - I am sure a Snickers would have been better than that..... I usually am pretty good at self control, but for sure baked goods are the hardest things for me to deal with!

1 comment:

Alisa said...

I wish I didn't have a hard time with Candy! I ate too much this last weekend! Bakes goods are hard to say no to as well. But, alas, weaknesses can become strengths right? So, maybe by the time I am fifty I can say no to candy without feeling left out...