the standoff

I was on my way to the kitchen this afternoon, heating up my lunch at  work. As I rounded the corner I saw it on the table….the white box, the blue letters on the side, spelling out B-U-S-K-E-N.  Really? Can a cake stalk you? It sure felt like it! Damn you cake leave me alone! I was able to resist the first round with this cake on Friday as it was the cake for my good friend Matt’s birthday! Matt is like a brother to me and I could have made all kinds of excuses to indulge in a piece of cake but I resisted….okay I stayed away from it like the bubonic plague , is probably a more accurate statement.

Now I find myself alone, in the kitchen with the leftover cake that someone had put in the fridge for the weekend then set back out for folks to enjoy today. I stared at it for what felt like a very long time, I think I was hoping someone else would come into the room and make the decision for me.  I thought about calling someone to come up and rescue me from the cake in the kitchen (how ridiculous does THAT sound!)  The icing is pretty much giving me the “come hither” look at this point. I think about it…I think that I could have a piece and no one would know, I could take one bite and no one would know,  I could take one bite and spit it out and no one would know… I would know.  I would know that I gave in and would have to write about it on here, because that is the promise I have made. I thought about all I have done in the past 33 days, and for once in my life the cake was just not worth it. The idea is to do things differently this time, to make different choices and sneaking cake when it was not part of my food plan for the day and feeling bad afterwords is something I have done in the past.  I am not living in the past anymore.


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  1. Tina says:

    Way to go buddy!!! This blog and this endeavor is great for you. I track my calories on, and kind of feel the same way (Oh I can’t eat that because I’ll have to look it up and add it to my food log and see how many calories it’s full of!) Therefore, I’m trying my best to avoid bad foods and only eat at home and natural foods that I know the calorie counts of, etc. Thanks to Halloween, I’m not eating 2 fingers of a Kit Kat bar every night…but every now and then (only if I’ve exercised a lot that day), I will allow myself 4 fingers of a Kit Kat. It’s somethign I look forward to! My friend suggested I freeze pudding, so that may be my new dessert (sugar-free jello pudding).

    anyway, keep up the great discipline! LiveStrong!!

    • dogl2324 says:

      Thanks Buddy! Day by Day….that is my plan! Everyday I do the best I can and if I know I have not done my best, I promise myself the next day I will try to do a little better.

      I have to check out the livestrong website!

      • Tina says:

        Right on! Yep. As Tony Horton says “Do your best and forget the rest!” LOL (the P90X guy) Don’t let downfalls set you back. just get back on track as soon as possible. That’s my plan, also! Livestrong site is good, it has most of the foods that I eat. Only thing is that it seems to have removed the ingredient list of people’s recipes…Hmmmmmm.

  2. Shera says:

    Awesome display of will power! You ROCK!!!

  3. Debbie Rasnick says:

    I’m hearing the music from one of those Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns….. Good job girl. See you tonight!

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