All day long I have been thinking of a batch of cookies I made a few weeks ago. They were the most delicious chocolate chip cookies ever. They were the perfect combination of ewwy and gooey. I followed the recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House Chip bag to a tee. I was in cookie heaven.
I wanted to make those again, but I have been on a health kick lately. You know the kind-nothing good to eat and doing things that make me sweat. It has been awful.
I thought I would make some healthy changes to my cookies. I substituted real sugar for Splenda and real brown sugar for Splenda brown sugar. I didn't care that my older sister thinks Splenda will give me cancer... if I can eat a chocolate chip cookie it is worth it. I also substituted real butter for my Smart Balance Omega-3 spread and white flour for whole wheat flour.
I was so proud of myself.
I waited anxiously for the cookies to bake. I had visions of eating every single one of them and not feeling an ounce of guilt.
My house started to smell like homemade cookies and my mouth couldn't stop watering.
I pulled the cookies out to find that they looked nothing like the yummy cookies I made weeks ago. They did not even get gooey at all. They looked like little lumps of disappointment on a cookie sheet.
I convinced myself that even though they do not look so good, surely they will taste like perfection.
I was wrong. They taste like crap.
Living healthy sucks. I want my cookies back! Curse you size 6 dreams! Curse you!