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I Don’t Need the Cake

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My birthday is Monday. Yep, it’s that day where we transform ourselves and our kids into our favorite characters and celebrate with tricks and treats.

My daughters costume is all made and the weekend is packed full with fun filled activities. This is my free pass to indulge in the treats that I have been missing, right?

Well, this year I decided to do something different. I decided to ask myself if I need cake. Will a big piece of cake make my life better? Will it make my birthday more fun? Will it make me feel good about turning 36? Will it be more than a moment of sweet weakness?

My answers were that the piece of cake isn’t worth the derail of my journey. I don’t need to cake to enjoy the activities of my birthday. I don’t need the cake to feel alright about being a year older. I don’t need the temptation that cake might give me to get into the Halloween candy. I asked my family to not bake or get me a cake.

The bottom line for me is that the cake isn’t worth it. I have fought hard to lose weight and to be healthy and a piece of cake just doesn’t matter to me at this point.

The biggest lesson I have learned is to not make a choice that doesn’t get me to where I want to be. I want to reach my goals more than I want the cake.
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    Chelle you are strong! Celebrate with a non-cake activity just for you....think spa! Have a great b-day! emoticon
    2310 days ago
    I am sure you will have a blast this Halloween / Birthday. No cake needed!
    2310 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2011 10:14:14 AM
    Excellent post! Right on the money. Cake is a momentary flash on the tongue that I am learning only makes me feel (later) sick, regretful and frankly, quite stupid. Thank you for putting into words exactly what I need to understand and incorporate into my life.
    2311 days ago
  • AJB121299
    agreed there might not be a reason to have cake, but have that one thing that might be different.
    enjoy and have a great b-day
    2311 days ago
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