Crisis Averted!


I had one of those days yesterday where I was thinking about eating something that I knew wasn’t going to be good for me, but for whatever reason I couldn’t get it out of my head.

What was it? A chocolate milkshake! There is an icecream shop around the corner from my office. It was 3:00 p.m. Should I or shouldn’t I? I went on line because they have the nutritional information…. not joking it’s 1,000 calories! I still thought about it too. Then I thought, I wonder how many calories the kid size milkshake is? That was 500 calories…still thought about it.

I started to justify I had eaten great all day, I was going to walk home from work (which I’m pretty sure walking 1 1/2 miles will NOT burn 1,000 calories!) 🙂

I needed a plan – what could I do to take my mind of it – I had to have something in my stash at work that would save me. And this is what I found:

Oh yeah! My 25 calorie hot chocolate. I decided to add that to some coffee, add some ice, and make my own iced coffee.

Phew! I drank it, my craving for the milkshake – gone! Crisis averted 🙂 So happy I didn’t cave!!! And I had a great walk home too!


Now my fellow foodies are about to become super jealous of me. Guess what I picked up from a neighbor in my town last night?

Score!! Look at all those Bon Appetit’s and Food & Wine magazines!! I am part of a MOM mail e-mail list that hundreds of people are on in my town. You can post things if you need something, are giving something away, need to borrow, sell, need a referral, looking for babysitting, etc…

The e-mail I got yesterday included this Mom who was giving away old issues (some are 2006, 2007, 2008) of cooking magazines. I was lucky to be the first one to respond, so I went right after work to her house and picked them up! You may remember a few months ago I got tons of vegetarian times, Rachel Ray, and Cooking light magazines, so I pretty much won’t need to buy another magazine for a long time!

Can’t wait to try some new stuff!

Have a great day! 🙂


  1. Christina says:

    Ohhh milkshake sounds so good right now! hehe I did the same thing yesterday! (well, very similar) I wanted a Starbucks drink so bad, but they’re expensive and unhealthy. So I made my own coffee and then added nonfat creamer and some vanilla extract. Shook it up and it got foamy and was just as filling and hit the spot!

  2. Kristi says:

    Great job on averting the crisis, and your iced coffee sounds like it would be great. I’m going to have to try that. I just picked up some hot cocoa mix the other day.

  3. sophia says:

    Wow, Jenn! That’s great about the magazines AND the craving. I’ve never grown up drinking milkshakes so I’ve never craved it before much, but I do understand the chocolate craving part too much. 😉

    Now you need iced tea to sip on while you observe those magazines!

  4. Jacky says:

    Good job not caving! I use Ovaltine for my chocolate fix. And score on the magazines, MomMail is so awesome.

  5. Great idea on the MOM email thing…..I should start that with my friends!

  6. Your mocha coffee sounds great… You know you can do the island thing and dump all that (with the ice) into a blender, make a frozen drink that almost resembles that milkshake you want. Not the real thing, but sometimes the extra texture helps avert that crisis.

    Nice score on the magazines. About the only one I read religiously is Food Network Monthly

  7. Shelley B says:

    Great swap for the milkshake – love that you saved yourself from, well, yourself, lol!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with from your magazine haul. 🙂

  8. Roz says:

    BIG yay on that magazine haul!!!! Happy reading and cooking Jenn. Have a great day.

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