Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm Not Going to Do It!

Not going to eat the cake that is. My resolve is sure. The other hard part of this dinner coming up is that the birthday boy wants wings for dinner. Last year was the same, I remember everyone just eating wings and cake. Not a great idea for me.

SO I have planned to bring my own dinner there, (my MIL won't care, except to feel bad that she has not provided something that I would like to eat), and I may even bring a pudding cup to eat when everyone else is having cake.

Part of what is difficult about this whole getting healthy journey is that I don't want to feel like I am on a diet. So I have decided that if there is something out there I really desire, I should eat it, and maybe cut back in other areas to make up for it. Kind of like the WW mentality of points, and frankly, it is just how many thin people eat all the time.

However, I have realized in this past year that sometimes that works, but most of the time it doesn't work for me. I have a serious problem w/ sugar. My body gets the most vicious cravings when I indulge in sugar, and it takes a long time to get away from those cravings. I have gradually learned that I can't deviate into Candyland unless I want to end up in a horrible cycle of eating worthless calories, etc.

Thanks to all of your really helped me to solidify this decision, and I will definitely NOT eat the cake on Sunday. :)


  1. Awesome resolve! I just hope I can make the same decision as you when I am faced with it. No birthdays 'til March so I have a couple months to work up to it ;)

  2. Great attitude and solution to your cake issue. I knew I couldn't control eating cookie batter when baking Christmas cookies this year, so I didn't bake any! When asked what people could bring to dinner, I had them bring a dessert and told them to make something they liked, since leftovers were going home with them! I did have a tiny sweet snack, but nothing like I would have consumed in the past. Keep up the good work!

  3. Stopping by to fellow A Teamers to show support...I'm struggling right now but I'm hoping reading the A-Team blogs will help me out. Hope you're kicking a$$ and taking names!

    "The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!" By Marvin Phillips