Friday, September 12, 2008

Attack of the Fudge Marshmellows!

I was shopping in the 99 cent store with my kids and when I walked down the cookie aisle, the fudge marshmellow cookies ambushed me! Before I knew it, I had thrown the bag in the cart. When I got home, I put the kids down for their naps and tore open my bag of cookies.

First one. Then two. Before the afternoon was over, I had eaten 6! With that one cheat, I had eaten 480 calories - yipes! But of course, I'm pregnant so I'm allowed such indulgences, right?

Well, probably yes and no. Yes, pregnant ladies can be pampered, but I know for a fact that my growing baby doesn't need the nutrients of fudge or marshmellow!

You know as well as I do...those cookies didn't ambush me. When I was in the car on the way to the 99 cent store, I was already thinking about one item I could buy to satisfy my craving for sweets. After all, it's just a dollar! The choices we make with our food our often pre-meditated. So I guess I need to meditate on more strawberries and salads for the sake of my growing baby.
What are you thinking about snacking on today? Make a conscious decision to buy healthy foods before you step into the grocery store to avoid being ambushed!

"You will show me the path of life." Psalm 16:11

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1 comment:

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...


This post is so real! My sweet tooth is always getting "ambushed!" Thanks for remiding us that we have choices to make--and many times, as you point out, it is getting a hold of our thoughts. If I think about MnM's, pretty soon I am scarfing down a pack. But if I think about how great a box of raisins would be, that's what I'll pick up instead.
You are such an encouragement!