Daily Archives: June 18, 2012

A Chipper That Isn’t Chocolate?

These are hands down, the best gluten-free cookies I’ve had.

I have cookie brain – often.  That was always my downfall.  I loved baked goods.

Scratch that, I still love baked goods – just differently, and undeniably baked goods that aren’t readily available and that are better for me.  Some might consider that a downer.  I’m more in the camp of a reality check – and it’s better, for me in the long run.

Well, when I find a (GOOD) cookie, I delight in that.  Not just for me, but for my kids as well.  I’ve made several … and found lots that I like – but nothing store-bought really knocked my socks off.

Then, on my birthday – we took a trip to Whole Foods… yes, to me this is a delight!  I found this new brand of cookies on their shelves by WOW brand.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Well all of that was fine and dandy, until my daughter (who is also lactose intolerant) mentioned to me… “Mommy, these have MILK in them…”


Well… I didn’t FEEL sick.  I had 4 tiny cookies the evening before… I felt fine, I assured her.

I decided I’d have a few more the next day…  man, they were good.

…and just like a bad dream comes back to haunt.  My body kindly reminded me… NO THANK YOU on the milk.


By mid-evening I was in quite a bit of pain and really mad at myself.  I was also disappointed as the cookies are CRAZY good.  As the pain and discomfort continued today… I came to terms that the cookies are for the kids in our family who can have them.

They’re not for me.

Those naughty little balls of lemon goodness, wrapped in sugar.


So if you don’t have issues with lactose – then YUM these up, because they were deliciousness, and they make ALL kinds.  Just not worth the inflammatory response my body gave them from the MILK ingredient.

To combat my failed cookie endeavor, I did Bob’s “chipper” work-out today.  It consisted of 350 reps…

50 – tuck jumps

50 – push ups

50 – air squats

50 – jumping jacks

50 – superman

50 – sit ups

50 – lunges

Now that’s a CHIPPER, {minus the chocolate} – my body needs.

See there, I’m still guilty of putting my cookie-goggles on and focusing on only gluten-free vs. lactose free too.  I apparently want them that badly, that I use poor judgement.  Perhaps I’m just still hoping my gut will be magically healed and I can eat it again… SOMEDAY!

Until then, I will continue to ask God to bless my efforts in shopping for the RIGHT foods – and help me to keep chipping away and challenging my body in GOOD ways!!

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.  “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”

1 Cor. 14-16

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