Temptation

October 12, 2010

Try spending 5 hours with 4 scrumptious loaves of doughy Great Harvest bread in your backseat.

Oh, and one muffin!!

I haven’t reached back for a hunk….yet!

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1 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm

whoa! willpower!
:)
Cathy B. @ brightbakes

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2 claire October 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Oh wow, I’d be dying. I’ve already had a muffin and a half of the ones I just baked….

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3 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I’d have to try a slice of each — just to make sure it is still fresh!

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4 Christine October 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

But it might not be fresh an hour later! Must continuously check! LOL

:-P

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5 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Wowza I am super impressed!!

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6 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

You are one strong STRONG woman!

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7 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Psshhh…I’d be swerving all over the road trying to get a hunk. Probably would dislocate my shoulder or something.

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8 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

You’ve got some strong willpower, girl!

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9 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

you are a strong, strong woman…that would have been devoured hours ago if it were me!

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10 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I’m a breadaholic. I have no idea how you’re avoiding temptation.

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11 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

haha oh my – what a challenge indeed!!!

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12 Beth October 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

If you eat it all now, you won’t have any to tempt you later. That method always works for me :)

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13 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen October 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Be strong! Be strong! ;)

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14 expatsagain October 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

As a pre-diabetic I have lost the willpower game many times to carbs, especially bread….sigh..

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15 megan @ whatmegansmaking October 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm

definitely tempting! :)

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16 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Look at that willpower!

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17 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Annoying isn’t it?! I can’t have candy at my desk without it distracting me ALL day!

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18 lisasfoods October 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

It’s definitely easier to avoid treats altogether than to even just have one bite. I find sometimes that if I have a nibble, I just want more!

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19 Dorry October 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

YUM. GH really is the best bread ever. I had a couple runners-up recently but nothing beats the seedy, doughy goodness of GH. :)

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20 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Wow, that is impressive! They’d disappear in 5 mins if I was in that back seat!

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

The ultimate test indeed!

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22 Eileen October 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I think I’d have to put it in the trunk. ;)

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23 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Woo! That is willpower– I’d definitely have to lock it in the trunk to keep my hands off of it!

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24 Jaime October 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

You have WAY MORE will power then I do!! Great job.

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25 Bridget October 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I recently bought a loaf of GH Dakota bread at my farmers market this weekend… per your suggestions and seeing you use it all the time. OH LORDY I love it!! Thank you for the awesome recommendation! It is dense and chewy but light. oh gosh, its great!!

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26 Jenn@slim-shoppin October 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I don’t think I would have the willpower. I’m so bummed a Great Harvest closed in my town last year. Now it’s replaced with a place called Red Hen Bread (I think they only have 3 locations in the Chicago area)…anyway, their bread stinks! I miss my Great Harvest!

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27 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Ha! You know I’d be back there, sitting beside it, picking at it until it was nothing but a few crumbs. :mrgreen:

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28 Emily @ OneSweetVegan October 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Just the thought of that bread is making me crave some. It’s my ultimate addiction. It wouldn’t stand a chance of survival in MY backseat!

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29 Camille October 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Psh, that stuff would have been gone by the time I got home!

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30 D October 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I just want to say that i COMPLETELY understand that this post was light-hearted and that you’re not actually salivating over bread while denying yourself pleasure, etc…so this is simply a comment and nothing negative :)

i think it is posts (and not even necessarily your post, but the reaction of readers) that inspired thoughts similar to the one that clearly sparked the marie claire article. if an outsider just saw this one post, it would come across very sad :(

to have a healthy woman write one post (and not just mention, but center the post around it) about resisting temptation and having every commenter write “yeah girl, good willpower!”, is somewhat uncomfortable. and i think it’s a testament to the bandwagon mentality of a lot of people that if you were to have written, “and i indulged in several pieces of bread and muffin and it was awesome!”, then everyone would have commented and said “way to treat yourself right! good for you!”

just an observation! did anyone read this the same way?

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31 Kath October 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm

It was very lighthearted to kill time before I can get a lunch post up, and what you haven’t seen yet is that I had a big old sandwich for lunch and multiple samples at Great Harvest before we even left the store (and saying “they tasted awesome!!”) You also haven’t seen yet that we munched on almonds and cacao nibs the whole ride – definitely not going hungry. So my post was simply a joke that the smell of bread is heavenly. I can see why you might think the above, but anyone who reads my blog knows that I am not afraid of bread in the SLIGHTEST! And the whole point of the anger over Marie Claire was the context – that they took everything out of context. So put this post on my blog – where I am seen eating bread all the time (including just at breakfast today!) and you know it’s just a jok.e

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32 D October 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I definitely know all that! I’ve followed your blog for years, and like I said, no negativity intended. I think you have a great, healthy attitude to food – don’t get me wrong – I was simply commenting on how this might have appeared to an outsider. It’s sad that things can be (and were) taken out of context, but I was just observing. And it was definitely more directed at the way that commenters respond sometimes! And lol, I realise you’re not afraid of bread :)

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33 D October 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

posts like this*

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34 Alice October 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Actually kind of saw this as a funny future add for your future bakery…love the picture of bread bags in the rearview.

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35 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm

and along with that…we take each other far too seriously..if one of my girlfriends made that comment to me in real life I would have laughingly responded the way I did here…”Whoa…willpower!” …:) and no…no eating disorders…I’m a baker, actually!
love,
Cathy B. @ brightbakes

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36 stacey-healthylife October 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I would have busted into that right away.

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37 Maren October 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

holy accomplishment!

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38 Brittany (Senorita Gordita) October 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I am salivating just looking at your picture of bread. Kath, I am following the Joy Bauer “diet” loosely for a writing project for Woman’s Day magazine and I want overnight oats so bad. specifically the pumpkin ones. do you have nutrition stats?

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39 Kath October 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Well there are so many ways to make them. I’d take the recipe that you choose and plug it into NutritionData.com

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40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Try having half a pumpkin pie sitting in your fridge! ;)

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41 Sarah October 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I’m impressed! I’d be convincing myself that I’m hungry for much of that time!

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42 Helen October 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I have no idea how you managed that! I have to make a 20 minute drive to our Great Harvest Bakery and I barely make it home without a taste.

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43 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun October 13, 2010 at 6:27 am

LOL! I would have already demolished that muffin! :-)

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44 Claire C October 13, 2010 at 9:36 am

I don’t know how you did it!!I have no willpower when it comes to bread…NONE:-)cc

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