Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Zomg, I hate working in a dental office sometimes. We get vendors and other salesmen who come in, patients, old collegues of Dr. M, and god only knows who other random people that walk through that door and by god they bring cookies, cake, chocolate, oranges (my fav), and all sorts of oddball goodies for us to eat, as if we needed them!

Today is no exception. It's been a while since we've gotten any goodies, since Christmas really. And frankly I had forgotten we got some now and again, until...

This woman walks through the door holding a box of cookies. She sets them down and talks to Dr. M, who then takes them in the back and places them on the mini-fridge. And there they've sat, taunting me all day. Now, normally I would've jumped immediately and gotten a cookie, munching on it, going back for 2 or 3 more and feel incredibly guilty about having ate so many. However! Today, I was a good girl. It took almost 3 hours for me to make up my mind whether I wanted one or not, and another 20 minutes to eat one. That's right. It took me TWENTY MINUTES to eat a cookie! I savored it. It was a good cookie. not too large, not too small, just the right amount of chocolate goodness that is oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. The crunchy kind too. The shit I tell you.

So I had a cookie! Sue me! But, I'm very proud of myself for refusing myself (so far) to go back for any other cookie. Willpower at its finest folks! This is what living is about, moderation! I know I know, some people can't do the moderation. But honestly if I don't learn to do moderation now, I never will. I refuse to live life eating nothing but veggies and good crap and being afraid to walk past a bakery, go to a kid's birthday party or make cookies for friends and family for Christmas.

No, I plan on living life to the fullest, through moderation. Eating that small piece of birthday cake at a birthday party, having a cookie every once in a great while...it's all apart of life, and if you indulge infrequently, there's no reason not to! But I digress, the whole point of this was to explain my excited-ness of being able to say NO to more than one cookie :)



  1. I worked in a dental office for 14 1/2 years and man did we get soem yummy goodies delivered to us! lol We had breakfast sent to use lots, bagels and cream cheese, HUGE sandwich platters...lots of see's candy. Man those were the PIG out days! lol Good job on eating ONE in 20 min! lol

    :) tj

  2. "good crap" LOL!

    I think it is totally inappropriate for people to bring sugary goods to a dentist! Hello, don't they know what causes cavities??

    Sorry, phew, feel better now I shouted that!

    Um, well done on just having one cookie - you did good!