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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.”
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