Cookie and Coffee Cake Conspiracy

I, like the rest of my company, am at work this Monday Memorial Day. We are on the final day of pre-beta crunch for our project, so no holiday for us. I get tomorrow off, but that three day weekend thing didn’t happen. In fact, I didn’t even get a two day weekend. :tongue:

In a misguided attempt to make us feel better about spending Memorial day in the office, someone brought in an assortment of comfort foods and spread them out at the end of two of the least-cluttered desks in the room–mine and the empty desk that used to belong to my former co-worker Adam.

Yours truly must spend the rest of the day not 2.5 feet away from:

  1. 1 large flat of frosted sugar cookies
  2. 2 coffee cakes
  3. 2 dozen assorted doughnuts

Why don’t they ever bring in fruit platters and veggie trays? I’m telling you, it’s a conspiracy against me! Next working holiday, I’m making a pile of protein-fortified banana nut muffins, Kashi crispy protein bars, and cottage cheesecakes topped with berries and fat free whipped topping and eating them ALL myself.


5/29/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 6
Total Perfect Days = 28/62

– 2004 calories eaten / -578 deficit
– 48.7% carb, 32.0% protein, 21.7% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In:
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs

Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie mid zig zag day

1: Dextrose/whey PWO shake
2: 3×1 omelette, 1 c. puffed millet, 1/2 c. strawberries
3: 2.5 oz. tuna, 1/4 c. FF plain yogurt, 3 c. Romaine and tomatoes
4: Healthy lunch option at work
5: Turkey sloppy joe, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
6: Cappucino banana yogurt protein shake

Total: 1369 calories (not including meal at work), 47.5% carb, 31.3% protein, 23.3% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

8:00 AM P90X Shoulders/Chest/Triceps
8:00 PM P90X Abs

The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. So boring, I know.

Brownie Points:
1. Almost through with work crunch. :wig:

Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Get more groceries–go to Costco first.
6. Create SGX module

5 thoughts on “Cookie and Coffee Cake Conspiracy

  1. Sugary treats do not require any refrigeration and they are cheaper than fruit or veggie trays. Great willpower with the sweet aroma near & on your desk. The coffee room at my work is like this. Pretty much every day there is some gooey sugary snack just waiting to be eaten. I put a cooler in my office for more appropriate snacks & have a very large coffee mug so I’m not tempted very often. It helps that the coffee room is a few floors away.

  2. Happy Anniversary to you, Maggie!:claphigh: What a difference a year makes. How great you look, how good you feel and how much you have learned. Yeah You!:claplow:

  3. Cathy – True. 🙂 I’m not really tempted by non-carrot cakes though, and the goodies were from Entenmann’s, which I think is the nastiest tasting baked food available anyway. Could their cakes possibly taste MORE processed and preserved? Bleah!

    Julie – Thanks! The fitness journey has been so much fun that the year just flew by before I knew it. I doubt that I’m going to have any of the “I have to do this forever?!” issues that cause other people to backslide. I enjoy the food, the workouts, and the results too much!

    Rob – Now what fun would that be? If I moved them or asked them to be moved, I would not only sound like an uptight, neurotic chick dieter unable to control her secret lust for cookies without extreme measures, I wouldn’t have anything fun to kvetch about in my blog Monday.

    I just enjoy a bit of flamboyant ranting when I’m stuck at work on a holiday. My desk has been office food central so long that I no longer even care since I didn’t get fluffy from overeating junk at the office or anywhere else–I became out of shape because I sat on my butt all day in front of a computer and didn’t have a regular exercise program in place. And when the guys stop by my desk for a snack, I get to smirk and say, “Hmm…isn’t that your FIFTH frosted cookie today?”


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