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Crumb Cake Overcome

Monday, June 17, 2013

When our family is at the beach, I have always eaten the crumb cake that my husband buys for breakfast - along with bagels.

Sometimes I have limited the size of the piece, and other times I have had several pieces.
But I always have some.
The beach is the only place where he buys crumb cake in the morning, and I guess it feels a little like a tradition.

It comes as no surprise to learn that I have always had a hard time limiting my calories while I'm at the beach.

This summer, I have decided that things will be different.

So when my husband brought the crumb cake home yesterday, I told myself that I would not eat ANY of it.
I could not have a sliver for a taste. I could not have a carefully measured small piece - to be included in with my calories for the day. I could have NONE.

That crumb cake too often has been the trigger for a summer of making bad food choices.

Therefore, this year, I will have NO crumb cake. That is my line in the sand.

I am happy to report that yesterday and today I have succeeded!

So yesterday and today, that crumb cake has sat on the counter, slowly being reduced by pieces taken here and there by other members of the family.

I have looked on it as the ENEMY. I am proving that I am strong enough to break that habit of too-many-years in the making.

My summer is off to a very good start!

And what was it that spurred me on all along in the back of my mind?
It was a Tibetan proverb published on the page of one of my Spark friends here:

“If you want to know your future, look at what you are doing in this moment.”

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSUSUZZZIE 6/21/2013 9:01PM

    Love your line in the sand. I can relate to traditions like this and I'm very inspired by you. And thanks for sharing that great proverb - it's going on my list.

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KANOE10 6/21/2013 6:56PM

    Good job. Stay away from those triggers. I do the same. You are off to a great summer.


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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/19/2013 10:39PM

    Good job!!

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CARRAND 6/18/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon emoticon

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KICK-SS 6/17/2013 9:30PM

    Good for you!! I love crumb cake...

And what a great proverb as well... I'll have to try and remember that.. Makes a lot of sense.

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WATERMELLEN 6/17/2013 7:15PM

    I like that Tibetan proverb and will remember it! Congrats to you!

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CATLADY52 6/17/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon on conquering the crumb cake! emoticon

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-LINDA_S 6/17/2013 5:00PM

    Victory over the crumb cake! Congrats!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/17/2013 5:00PM

    Thanks.. I love the proverb. Congratulations on your stand and commitment. Keep Sparking.

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NASFKAB 6/17/2013 4:36PM

  great proverb emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 6/17/2013 3:02PM

    Congratulations! Knowing how to successfully dodge a trigger is an impressive skill. Have a GREAT summer!

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VALERIEMAHA 6/17/2013 2:28PM

    VERY impressive!

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JEANNE229 6/17/2013 2:16PM


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IMPROVINGME 6/17/2013 2:02PM

    How strong you've been! That's quite a feat!
And what a great proverb that I'll have to transfer to my Favorite Quotes list!

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ANDI571 6/17/2013 1:57PM

    Woo Hoo, I am so proud of you. I can remember when I lost all my weight, that is what I did, and I lost and felt so good. I told my husband not long ago, I quit doing that. I eat whether I should or not. Good for you, keep up the good work. emoticon

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DEBRA0818 6/17/2013 1:40PM

    So true -- we create that future present moment by present moment and the choices we are making Right Now.


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DEBRITA01 6/17/2013 1:22PM

    Love the proverb...and you are strong enough to overcome the crumb cake! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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