Nestle Tollhouse of Horrors

February 28, 2005
Okay – so interesting weekend.

Chad and I came to the end of our fat ropes together at some point- probably about 3:15 on Saturday afternoon. It went something like this:

“We are FAT!”

“Yeah, I know.”

“I’m tired of it.”

“Yeah, me too.”

So – we decided that today would be the day. We’d get back on that pony (pray for his strength, God bless him) and give it a go – only this time together. Let’s face it – I’m not going to be making any progress when I’m serving up all manner of pastries for the spouse. OR when I’m trying to make healthy restaurant choices while watching Mr. Shmoo gobble down deep fried delights as I sadly pick at some item that both looks and tastes like cardboard.

Anyway – step one – Start a weight loss blog!!!

Visit us here: In Thickness and In Health

Cute title, eh? Might I also add that it was my first crack at "graphic design" with the header. I'm rather proud of myself.

Step two – join weight watchers. The meeting that we’ve chosen is on Thursday night. We’ll probably go to a few just to get started and then work it out at home and on the internet.

Step three – have “last hurrah” while watching very thin people walk the Oscar’s red carpet and make teary acceptance speeches.

This last hurrah could only be accomplished with a trip to the newly opened Nestle Tollhouse shop in Baton Rouge.

First of all – when I told Chad we were getting one a week ago – he went comatose for at least five minutes- kinda like Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Then he began laughing hysterically.

The Tollhouse (aka Chad’s Holy City of Mecca) opened on Saturday and we were there with bells (or is it bibs?) on Sunday. We bought $16.00 worth of gooey, absurd delights. The cookie sandwiches filled with at least an inch and a half of buttercream frosting. Regular cookies. Cookie “cups” filled with fudge.
Around Oscar time, I placed our treats on a platter and served us two gigantic glasses of milk. We ate without shame. Actually – I did almost start to cry at one point, as I was working my way through the cookie sandwich. Gagging down milk, I put the cookie down and gave up. There was no way I was going to finish that thing without need for hospitalization.

Anyway – we did end up throwing the majority of it away.

And so – hopefully you won’t have to hear me whine on and on about how fat I am and what I have and haven’t been eating. You can visit the fat blog for that.

It’s really sad to know that the tollhouse is out there, though. I feel most sadness for Chad. I don’t think he’ll be able to pass it without weeping.

Anyway – onward and downward (on the scale, that is)!

4:26 p.m. ::
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