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it looks SO much better in the store than it would on me

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

No, I am not talking about an LBD emoticon , I am talking about a gorgeous, delectable, oh-so-fancy emoticon . As I was shopping the other day, I walked right by the in-store bakery. "Walked right by", those being the operative words. Those seductive little calorie-bombs were not even safely contained in the bakery cabinet, some had escaped and they were lying around, on several different display tables, with their come-hither frosting, and their sugary promises of momentary transport into Sugarland. I swear they were whispering my name. But, I did not succumb to their siren song, I walked right on by, though I did cast a longing glance their way. I know them all too well. Sure, they are sweet on the emoticon and dance along the tastebuds, but once they settle in on the belly, or the booty, or the bicep area, all of a sudden, they don't look quite so cute. As a matter of fact, they look awful. They don't feel so good, either. So, while pizza might have had its way with me later that evening, at least it wasn't competing with cupcakes as to who got to attach to my fat cells, first. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JCARDINAL 8/24/2013 1:39PM

    Congrats on resisting their siren song!! emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 8/23/2013 4:10PM

Nice work, honey, I enjoyed this blog! So true !! emoticon

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BARCLE 8/22/2013 4:52PM


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DUXGRL1 8/21/2013 7:40PM


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MAMADWARF 8/21/2013 12:29AM

    You KNOW I feel your pain, but I also share in your glory..good job!!!

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HGSGUY 8/20/2013 11:45PM

    Pssst, you, see that cup cake? Looks good? Look under the frosting at the deep dark secrets, ugly huh? shhhh, just quietly walk away!

Good job! You always impart so much wisdom! You share and teach without being whinny or judgmental!

Thanks for being here to keep our eye on the ball, and not on the sweets!

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SUNFLOWERGIRL79 8/20/2013 12:44PM

    good job

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2013 11:47AM

    Like Homer's Illiad and the Oddysey, those siren songs will getcha everytime if you succumb! Good job!

You did it and can do it again, for sure. Sounds like walking thru Costco on a Saturday Good grief! There are so many calorie laden food bombs for "sampling" forget using the cart for shopping. You need it to transport your bloated self thru the store if you eat all those things! And believe me, there are those who do!

HUGS my dear. You done good!

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BAMAJAM 8/20/2013 11:03AM

  Good for you!

I have triumphed over the "donut box" at work--- and it is no longer difficult to resist.
My attitude has changed from feeling deprived to feeling empowered...a great feeling!

Happy Sparking!

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CHERIJ16 8/20/2013 10:29AM

    What a great way to look at it! emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 8/20/2013 10:07AM

    I hear ya on the beautiful cupcakes.... boy have they gotten fancy. I saw a cute picture this morning... it said "Once I lick all the frosting off the cupcake it is really a muffin.... and everyone knows that a muffin is healthy!"

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Triathlon blog.


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SLIMMERJESSE 8/20/2013 9:19AM

    Oh, that pizza.... love it. Always have, always will. (smiling)

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OOLALA53 8/20/2013 9:07AM

    The prefrontal cortex wins again. emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 8/20/2013 8:43AM

    +10 points for a major win with logic and reason.

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ROSEPETAL80 8/20/2013 5:38AM

    Ha!! love it, great job!!

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123ELAINE456 8/20/2013 3:44AM

  Awesome Blog. Well Done walking away from all the Bakery Products calling your Name.

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RAINBOWCHOC 8/20/2013 3:38AM

    I know that siren song too.

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NUOVAELLE 8/20/2013 2:01AM

    Imagine how you would feel if both the cupcake and the pizza had gladly attached to your fat cells!!! Oh, I'm sure you know the feeling, we all do!
Picking our battles and choosing our treats wisely is always the best strategy.
Well done, Carole!
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YMWONG22 8/20/2013 1:56AM

  It is OK to have a little treat. I still do. Just not that often now.

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TOKIEMOON 8/20/2013 1:55AM

    Well done on walking away. That emoticon may not taste better but will certainly feel the best!

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