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Valentine's Day - it stresses me out!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I am surrounded by sweets and temptation and it's killing me! Last night, to appease my son, and because it was the 13th anniversary of when my husband and I met - I made cupcakes. Well, actually, since we couldn't decide if we wanted cupcakes or a cake, we split the recipe and made 6 cupcakes and poured the rest of the batter in a round cake pan. Win-win, right?

Well, oddly enough, I wasn't overwhelmed with temptation. At least not at first. It wasn't until nearly 11 that I *really* wanted one. But instead I remembered that I weigh in on Thursday mornings, went to bed instead, and that was that.

However, this morning I woke up and all I could think of was the rest of the frosting that was left in the fridge. Luckily I was busy this morning and so didn't have much time to partake. Honestly, I know it's crap, but it just smells so good! I made it through making waffles for my boys without indulging in a single one...even though they were hot off the waffle iron and the maple syrup was right there. Heck, I even made it through the Dunkin Donuts drive-through ordering a coffee for my husband (that was his special treat) and an egg white flatbread for myself and three donuts for the boys. The flatbread was a treat too, but I figured it was okay since I didn't leave time to make my regular breakfast at home. AND, I definitely needed to eat something before heading to the preschool Valentine's Day party...I knew there would be cupcakes!

At any rate, the party was fine. I skipped the cupcakes, ate a couple of cheese cubes and three grapes, and that was it. It's for the kids anyways. But then, on the way home I caved and joined the boys in a donut. BOO! That being said, it was delicious.

Days like today it's really hard to stay on plan. There's candy everywhere, and because it's a festive day for the kids, it feels like it's a party all day long. I'm barely on plan for the rest of the day, which I don't love, but it's going to have to work. Of course, even though I' on high-alert for goodies, I have the end goal in sight. I'm down 1.6 pounds this week, and I'm looking forward to more downward momentum.

So now I'm off to throw out the frosting, fill up my water bottle, and maybe stretch my shins (today's a rest day for cardio).

Does anyone else feel like you're dodging healthy-diet roadblocks all day today?!
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68ANNE 2/14/2013 3:19PM

    I'm sorry but I don't usually have a *problem* with sweets. If there are cupcakes at work, I can leave them alone without a problem and with candy, I can have just one or two but do not *need* to have any. I wish you luck on this day of sweets!

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