Chocolate cake and self sabotage

Monday, June 07, 2010

Last week before I went away I had a baking spree, baking as in making cakes. I like baking and I like eating what I bake so I rarely indulge in the baking part to prevent me indulging in the eating part;-) My son was going to my brother's for the week so that's where the baking was destined for. Great stuff I get to do what I enjoy without going off plan my super thin brother and his family get cake. A win-win situation.

Why did I have to have another baking spree this Sunday? The cakes were going nowhere and I was going to be tempted. Worst of all I made chocolate cake now I seriously love chocolate cake. Grrrrrh I'm sabotaging myself again.Why? I've lost 7lbs 6 of those since I got focused 6 weeks ago.

I'm feeling quite cranky with myself as the cake is in the kitchen calling me and my resolve was slipping. I'm feeling slightly stronger now I've written this.

I need a plan: I think I should go and hide the cake or better yet get my son to hide it. Sounds like a plan to me.

Edited 14:56
My amazingly supportive 14 y o son has now hidden the cakes so I can go back into the kitchen and make a cup of coffee without fear of temptation. He will eat the cake out of my sight too, that is what he does when he gets sweets and chocolate.

Let this be a lesson to me stop with the baking, or if you absolutely must bake make things you hate coconut cake for example. emoticon
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    I've had this problem after visitors have gone, leaving large pieces of pie or cake uneaten. My trick is to stick it in the freezer - ready for the next guests, and away from my eyesight!
    Good luck with your goals.
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    3469 days ago
    I certainly feel your pain. Recently I started taking notice of single persons (of all ages) at my church and have started sharing with them my indulges from the kitchen. I can have the one small piece to make me happy and then take large wedges of whatever those who don't get the homemade goodies so much. It has also helped me get to know some of my neighbors better. lol This also keeps my dh from gaining all that I am trying to lose while helping me out with the overflow. Keep smiling sunshine. You can make it work out. emoticon emoticon
    3470 days ago
    Temptation is so hard! I have no willpower. Congrats on having your son hid it on you! That is such great progress!!!
    3470 days ago
  • TESAM2931
    Hey, try not to be too tough on yourself. First of all, I must say how impressed I am that your son is so supportive, that's emoticon

    Next, just try to remind yourself why you joined Slimming World in the first place ......................

    My consultant is great and she always says, just because you have had a bad meal, remember.... there are 20 more meals in a week, they don't have to all be bad. So, the cake is gone, hidden out of sight. What happened with the chocolate cake is now history, so draw a line under it and get back on track. If the rest of your week is ok, it may not even show on the scales. We'll hope for that.

    Have a great rest of the week

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    Tina xx
    3470 days ago
    I know what you a talking about, I have been in sabotage mode. Last week was bad! We must resist!!!!!!!!!! We must be brave! I hope you hang in there!!!
    Have a good week!!!!

    3470 days ago
    I'm the same way about chocolate cake. I could eat the whole thing in two days if I let myself.

    You can always give it to your neighbors. We had a neighbor who would do that when I was growing up. She always told us she'd taken all the calories out, too.

    3470 days ago
  • ERINEC11
    Don't beat yourself up about it... it will make it worse. have a plan to eat it (1 sliver after dinner) or if you can't... just get rid of it. I find it hard just to eat a small amount of whatever I want to eat, so I end up having to not keep it around...
    3470 days ago
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