I’m not much of a ‘sweet tooth’ – but I DO have some things I REALLY like and these can tempt me like no other.
1. Caramel Chocolate Bar from Harry & David. It’s the best thing I”ve ever had. Ever.
2. Homemade pumpkin pie. It has to be homemade. I’m a snob.
3. White Chocolate Mocha’s or Americano’s from Starbucks. Again, I am a snob.
5. Nanaimo Bars.
Yesterday Greg and I were on a ‘date’ for lunch in downtown Renton – and walked next door to a local Starbucks. I ordered my coffee and was patiently waiting for it at the pick-up station – when I heard Greg laughing and engaged in some ‘fun’ banter with another male customer over by the pastries. Naturally I didn’t want to miss out on ANY fun (life is so serious – when there’s fun and laughing I am drawn to it). So I walked over and found that they had been joking about which pastry was the most ‘healthy‘. It was hilarious – as NONE of those are very healthy – even the ones that say ‘low-fat’ yeah right. We gave our opinions and he said ‘Well I figure I better eat something healthy – I’ve been eating apple pie for breakfast since Thanksgiving‘.
We all had a good laugh – it was great – a total stranger talking about food and pie and Thanksgiving and beyond. I told him that he should consider that apple pie is actually pretty healthy – if you think about it – it has fruit in it after all. And I told him – if you’re feeling too guilty about the sugar content then you could just have one of those ‘sugar free’ drinks with it – that should cancel out all the calories from the pie. He thanked me and said that make total sense to him – with a wink and a grin. So fun!
There’s only one pie I would even consider having for breakfast – pumpkin. Homemade. Enough said. Oh and you can leave the whip cream off. I mean – it is breakfast after all.
Have an awesome day as you struggle to eat all the leftover ‘sweets’ and pie from Thanksgiving. You have to get into shape for the other things that are coming at you this month – so take it slow. Baby steps toward Christmas eating. You can do it! Jillian Michaels work-out anyone? Ugh.