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chocolate-chip-cookies

A couple of years ago my sister Judy and I were each given a box of truffles. The tiny print said two pieces contained 310 calories and there were six pieces in each box. We were seating in the bus heading downtown, quietly downing our calculations.  Judy was dividing by two and I was multiplying by three.  When she realized what I was doing, a look came over her face that was hard to describe. “I lost all hope for you,” she says now. The difference between us could not have been more clearly defined at that moment.  There are people who can eat one piece of chocolate, one piece of cake, drink one glass of wine.  There are even people who smoke one or two cigarettes a week. And then there are people for whom one of anything is not even an option.

~ Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir


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Comments

  1. So much stress and sadness in our area…I hit the mini peanut butter cups..will have some protein and raw veggies a little later… I’ve been doing well (even with my Mom’s Celbration of life last Saturday) & with my gluten free, low carb lifestyle…Hope you stay safe, with water and power and stay dry!

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  2. Oh, those cookies look sooo…yummy.

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  3. “There are people for whom one of anything is not even an option.” This is so true. All addictions create pain. It’s either in your DNA or not.

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  4. I can never do with just one piece of chocolate.

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  5. Woman after my own heart…. it’s so rare that I see the value in one of something….where’s the joy in that? 🙂

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  6. So true!

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  7. Yup..

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  8. Abigail ‘had ya at hello,’ didn’t she pal?….

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  9. my name is beth and i’m a multiplier.

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  10. It depends on the quality. I love chocolate, and with a good truffle, I can stop at one. Reese’s or Hershey’s…different story. Cookies…I can get away with eating 2 Oreos, but Girl Scout thin mints…serving size is one sleeve ?? 😁

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  11. Oh, dear! You can actually see inside my kitchen and know where my cookie drawer is…

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  12. I’m a “can’t have just one” person. It’s better if I stay away completely. But that isn’t much fun.

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  13. One piece it is. Nowadays.

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  14. Let’s not make health an obsession. We obsess over too much today. It’s not healthy.
    Live by the Lays potato chip credo: “I bet you can’t eat just one.”
    I wouldn’t take that bet.
    -Alan

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  15. I have just been gluten free, grain free, diary free, and egg free for 3 weeks- does this count? We can certainly do with less of these 🙂

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  16. It’s truly amazing that not only am I NOT a multiplier anymore, but that I sometimes even forget the box it there.

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  17. “is” Fix that, will ya, buddy?

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