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I eat cake for a living

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

So much has changed in the last few years. A lot of things I thought in my life that were a sure thing ended up not working out, and a lot of great things that I wasn't expecting some how fell into my lap, I guess maybe that's just life for ya. Right now I am a little torn in why I am even doing this, I actually had another spark account but, I just wanted to start fresh. I mean I want to loose weight, but I guess I am just so unmotivated to even start something. I feel like I have tried so many different things: Jillian Michael, P90X. 2 week juice cleanse, regular ol' "diet and exercise" and while I do see results with these things, I can never keep any weight off for much more then a month or two. I know whatever I do this time I want in more long term, no crash diet, and no super intense working out, because I just cant keep it up. I want to make those positive life changes everyone always talks about, and I really feel that I do most of the time but I have this ooooonnnnne little downfall...MY JOB! I am a professional baker, with it actual written into my job description that I have to try everything everyday. Now I dont like take huge bites or anything, (and I honestly dont try everything) usually just a 1/4 inch or so of something and I can tell if it is right or not. Now really I dont feel like it is the taster bites that have made me gain weight, but more the fact that I start my day out with sugar everyday and my body craves it the rest of the day. I mean I dont know what to do about it,

So basically I havent started any diet yet, or any exercise program yet, right not am I'm just feeling heavy and lost. Im not looking for pity but I would love some advice, what would you do ?
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    Thanks for the support everyone. Baking is something I love, I trained at le. Cordon bleu and its really not something I am looking to give up. I know once I maybe find a better exercise routine maybe it won't be as hard
    1677 days ago
  • TRISHA850810
    It sounds like you are in a tough situation. I agree with some of the ones above. Is baking something that you love? If so, is there someone else that could do the taste testing? ? I would make sure you get daily exercise in. Exercise is very important. I would make sure that you find a time that is good for you. If you are tired after work and don't feel like exercising, then maybe exercise before you go to work. Make sure you are making healthy choices for lunch and when you are at home. If its little bites, and not a lot, then your exercising will help you loose weight. You can do it! Find whatever kind of exercises that you enjoy and then the task of loosing weight will not be so bad. You can do it :) Just believe in yourself! emoticon
    1677 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    How about eating celery or other veggie after each taste and and healthy low carb foods on break and lunch to counteract the sugar.
    1677 days ago
    What a tough situation! Look at what makes you happiest, Finding a balance is so much easier said than done. I know how controlling sugar cravings can be, have you looked at any supplements that can try and quash them so your not eating any necessarily after work? emoticon
    1677 days ago
    I used to work in a retail bakery and it made me weigh in at 99kgs.
    That changed when I changed jobs...
    I really think that, unless you have the time and discipline to go to the gym every day (which I didn't), your healthiest option is to change jobs, as your job is clearly inhibiting you from living your goals...

    Good luck!!!
    1677 days ago
    Do you like baking? Your whole job has to do with putting together fats and carbohydrates, right? Is it satisfying for you? How far along are you in your career? Is it too late to make a new choice? Just wondering. Glenn
    1677 days ago
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