No-sugar day during cookie time?

Happy Monday to all! Festive holiday week coming up. It was cold at my gym again today. Not liking that at all.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squats 1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 8 at 70#

1 set of 8 at 80#

1 set of 6 at 90#

1 set of 6 at 100# !!!!

Lower body
Dumbbell Pull Over 3 sets of 10 with 30# DB Back
Reverse Lunge with Forward Reach 3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total) Full Body
Captain’s Chair 3 sets of 10 Core
Close Grip Chest Press 3 sets of 12 with 45# bar Chest
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low back
Triceps Kickback 3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total) Triceps
Upright Row 3 sets of 10 with 30# bar Shoulders

I did a bit of treadmill walking afterward (and did that for warm up as well). I rocked the squats today! I think it was because I took a rest day yesterday. I hit the 6 reps at 100# pretty easily. I love having a strong lower body.  When I am in just the right position (meaning loose skin out of the way), I can see the indent of my quad muscles in my thighs.

Attempt at a no-added sugar day today.  Why I do this when cookies and fudge are in the house is beyond me, but I figured I wanted to get this challenge day out of the way as early as possible!

I had protein pancakes with blueberries for brekkie.  My pancakes stuck to the pan.  Shoulda made waffles…

Regarding the Woman’s Day article – I believe it is only online and not in print, so you will have to read it here. Please bookmark and refer to it often 😉

Lunch time!  I realized that I haven’t had eggs for a meal in a while – so I remedied that.

Lots of hot sauce.  I don’t worry too much about the sodium in the hot sauce, as I use it in place of salt in cooking.   This was also a tiny kiwi.  It’s from the US and smaller than the New Zealand ones.  Aren’t things normally bigger in the US?

Fran made a comment that made me laugh yesterday.  She said basically she couldn’t believe how much baking we do here (in the US) for Christmas.  I imagine she doesn’t even fully grasp the scope of the amount of baking that goes on. Such as these:

Platoons of cookies, tons of breads, all the treats out in restaurants and coffee shops.  It’s all an excuse to eat, eat, eat, and stuff our faces.   Like we in America really need much prodding to do that…

I like to have and bake cookies at this time of year because I don’t often do it the rest of the year.  I love homemade goodies.  I have decided that eating cookies like Oreos or Chips Ahoy just aren’t worth it taste-wise to me.  What I really need to experiment with this year coming up is small batch baking to make only 4 cookies at a time and see what happens.  I can’t just make up the dough and freeze it because I have no problem whatsoever with eating dough :mrgreen:

I avoiding looking near the fudge or cookies for my snack.

John made me a latte with protein powder, and I paired it with a nana.  I actually haven’t been super hungry today, which is quite a relief.

Cooked up a quick dinner tonight.  Gorton’s Shrimp poppers (or popplers, as we call them).

Certainly getting in my F&V today!

I am off to the mall tonight with my mother.  😯 😯 😯 I cannot believe we are going to the mall this close to Christmas.  That is usually on my  “never, ever, never” list of things to do.  Must be senility creeping in…

Wish me luck!  I am out of the house tonight and removed from temptation, so that means no-added sugar day today will be a success!

Note to cookies – I will see you tomorrow…

Question:  Cookie dough eater or only fully baked?

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27 thoughts on “No-sugar day during cookie time?

  1. D

    Those pancakes look DELICIOUS! Mmmmm. I can’t believe the baking that gets done (or bought!) at this time of year also – it seems to me that most (a lot) in my circles don’t want to eat all that kind of thing either – so it always baffles me.
    Oh and cookie dough – I’d love to eat it raw but I can’t since I can’t eat gluten…but if I could, oh, the scales would be climbing!!!
    D
    .-= D´s last blog ..A Healthy Recipe for a Change =-.

  2. Lisa

    You are a strong woman. I have no idea HOW you’re resisting!

    Although this weekend I baked hundreds of cookies and had friends over to decorate and I was so preoccupied with decorating I didn’t eat much!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Homemade Minestrone Soup =-.

  3. Roxie

    No Oven Needed! I’d love to see how you do with the small batch baking. I might stand a chance with that! Not to rub it in or anything, but it was unseasonable warm here today and no A/C on. Gym was 81 degrees when I walked in. I think I invented Bikram Treadmill.
    .-= Roxie´s last blog ..Day Fourteen of Twenty- Tiny Treasures =-.

  4. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    Ooooh, good luck at the mall! Eeeek!

    I have a cookbook called Small Batch Baking! Forget the author…Debbie is the first name, I think. The concept is so cool, but I realized it basically takes just as much time as making the full amount! I like the idea of not having tons of treats to deal with though, so it’s definitely worth it for that reason!
    .-= Marisa @ Loser for Life´s last blog ..Cookie Love =-.

  5. Shelley B

    Hells yes to cookie dough! Best thing a babysitter ever taught me – we made chocolate chip cookies together and then ate almost the entire batch of raw dough (ok, my brother helped, too). Salmonella? Never heard of it, lol! Great job not eating any sweets today – not sure I could have done that.

    Oh, and thank you for the Kids in the Hall reference – I couldn’t remember WHERE I knew that pinching thing from! (Ha, I am joining you in the senility thing).
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Monday Mishmash =-.

  6. Leah

    I used to be both, but now only fully cooked cookies. I also pick the ones I like the best to eat (Unless I’m in a munching mode, which unfortunately hits monthly…ahem.. ) (blush) 🙂
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..One Bit of Red =-.

  7. Susan

    Good to know I am not alone! I love both dough and baked cookies!!!
    How you have both in the house and resist is beyond me your an iron willed women.

  8. cindy

    I love this time of year to bake all the yummy cookies. Yesterday my grandaughter and I had a bakeathon and there was a lot of tasting going on.
    Did you know there is a cook book called small batch baking?

  9. Andra

    “I like to have and bake cookies at this time of year because I don’t often do it the rest of the year. I love homemade goodies. I have decided that eating cookies like Oreos or Chips Ahoy just aren’t worth it taste-wise to me.”

    So much this! I love my homemade treats and pretty much only do it this time of year. I’ve been obsessing about the perfect fruitcake and have made 3 batches so far, but did not sample the one from yesterday. Good thing it gets better overnight. I’ll try to avoid it today, too, but Rob’s birthday is tomorrow so we’ll share some and enjoy every bite.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..My Year in 100 Words =-.

  10. Alissa

    I hope you survived your trip to the mall. At this point the “Christmas Spirit” is out the window for most people until Christmas morning. 😉 I could eat cooke dough anyday…or cookies baked, or any type of cookie actually! 😉
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Fried Chicken- WHAT! =-.

  11. South Beach Steve

    It is amazing how much baking we do, isn’t it? Especially this time of year.

    Oh, cookie dough for me, although prior to my eating changes I would have eaten it any way it came!

  12. Jody - Fit at 53

    You rock with your workout! One strong lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All that talking about cookies…. you know me & cookies…. I rather eat the baked kind & like you, no packaged stuff for me.. a big ole one form the bakery & homemade! YUM!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog ..Dare to Dream! =-.

  13. Ishmael

    Smart move to get your challenge out of the way! (And getting out of the house, even if it meant a visit to the mall!). Great job on the squats. One thing I really envy about self-employed people is the ability to schedule your days…on the other hand, I’ve been self-employed before and somehow it didn’t make it any easier to get to the gym on ‘lazy’ days. I guess every lifestyle requires the same grit and determination, in the end. Good luck with the baking!
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Big Wheels Keep on Turning =-.

  14. cammy@tippytoediet

    I taste cookie dough to make sure the flavor is there, but I don’t generally eat it from the spoon. Using EnerG Egg replacer threatens my discipline in that regard. 🙂 I’m playing around with 6-pack cookie recipes. I’ll let you know if I stumble upon a winning recipe. 🙂

    Oh, and I’m not saying I wouldn’t eat a Nutter Butter Peanut Butter cookie if it was in front of me, but I much prefer home- or bakery-baked. About the only cookies I buy are the occasional individual Fig Newton or pkg of animal crackers.
    .-= cammy@tippytoediet´s last blog ..Cookies- Cookies Everywhere =-.

  15. Dawn

    Great looking workout Lori!!! Good luck at the mall. I’m going to Walmart tonight so I’m sure it will be as bad if not worse lol. Sometimes we just have to do it lol.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Monday Again =-.

  16. Fran

    Oh boy there’s nothing better than licking out the pots with dough for cookies 🙂
    Love it!

    I have to admit I’m glad I don’t live in the US at this moment. I’m sure I could start all over after the holidays as I love baked cookies, pies etcetera.
    I love to bake but don’t do it much either because I always eat too much of it.

    Great workout!

    About the rosti, I bought it ready-made, all I had to do was heat it up. So no recepi here, sorry.

  17. Helen

    Only fully baked for me although ‘I’ have been accused of being half baked. Fran really does have no idea… not to mention the armada of junk one has to navigate if they work in an office. I bet 10 different things have been offered to me.

    You get big points and all my admiration for your no cookie-no sugar day!
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Tuesday Ten- Our Ornamental Life =-.

  18. Pubsgal

    Cookies, baked or dough? Yes! Well, dough only if they’re chocolate chip. 🙂 Like you, packaged cookies don’t do it for me anymore, it’s gotta be gourmet, bakery stuff or homemade. Speaking of, tomorrow is baking day here – 1/2 batches of sugar and chocolate chip. It’s not the holidays without the sugar-sprinkle explosion. 🙂
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Week 4 of the Holiday Hoedown! =-.

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