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Why do I do this to myself?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

If you are prone to cravings by reading about food, DON'T READ THIS!!!!

I love to bake. If I have an addiction, or an emotional crutch, it's baking. I don't mind "cooking", but baking....ah. Yesterday I made a cake for my husband's birthday....a yellow cake, with holes poked in it and a whole jar of hot caramel ice cream topping poured on top and into the holes. Then I poked more holes, and poured a whole jar of hot fudge ice cream topping on....then frosted with Cool Whip (Free, of course, like that helped!). Sounds decadent, looks decadent, tastes decadent. The family ate about a quarter of the cake for dinner last night to celebrate the big day! Not bad...I had a small piece and stayed within my ranges.

That said, even with 3/4 of a cake left, I baked again today. I've been dying to try a recipe from the Betty Crocker site...Coconut Bonbon Bars. A layer of double chocolate chunk cookie dough (baked), topped by a coconut, powdered sugar, butter, condensed milk layer, then topped by chocolate chips melted with a stick of butter and some whipping cream. I cut the bars into 130 small 1 inch squares. 91 calories looks so much better than the 330 it would be if I cut the pan into 36 servings as the recipe suggested! I have only had one (so far) and it was so worth it.

Why do I do this to myself? Why do I constantly test my own willpower?
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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/8/2011 12:06PM

    You're a better woman than I am! As I revealed in my latest blog, I have ZERO willpower. LOL!

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CSIENK 5/15/2009 3:55PM

    We all do it... no worries. Look at how you've knocked the weight off in just a couple of months. At least you cut the coconut bars into small pieces. Now just don't do what I do and have three because they're small! emoticon

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