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Birthday Cake.. aka STRUGGLE

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So. Its my mom's 50th birthday this weekend and she's having a party tomorrow, and she asked me to make the cake for the party. I love baking, and I've always loved working in the kitchen and being creative with recipes and food, so that's why she asked me. Also because I'm a poor college student and she knows I couldn't afford to get her a present. She's great, I love my mom. :)

Anyways, I'm in charge of making this cake. So I decide to make a french vanilla cake with raspberry filling, vanilla frosting and fresh raspberries to decorate the top. I love the color combination and its a really beautiful cake. But because I've done such an immaculate job making this dessert, I now would like to enjoy a significant chunk of the cake. PORTION CONTROL PORTION CONTROL PORTION CONTROL. I keep telling myself that in my mind.

I always make excuses for myself. Like "oh, hey, its my mom's 50th birthday! This is a one time thing!!!! I deserve a big piece of cake." OR "Wow! I did really well in my performance today at school, I deserve to spoil myself!"

I know that rewarding ourselves for things is good, because it helps boost our self-esteem and it helps us keep pursuing towards our small goals, but how do I reward myself for doing good things without going out of control with food? I can't reward myself by going out and buying a new pair of shoes, either, because I'm a poor college student on a ridiculously strict budget. So I always go back to food. Does anyone have any advice for how to manage portion control of delicious cake and/or how to reward ourselves for the little things without going to food and without spending money?!?

Yes, I know I blogged twice in 1 day. I have a lot to say. My inner monologue is always going. I think I could blog every hour and always come up with new material. But for your sake, I won't. It's mostly just a bunch of nonsense that goes on in my mind. :)
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  • DR1939
    Make sure someone else cuts and serves the cake and make sure they give you a 1/2-size slice. Then either leave the cake and go home or if you must live with the cake make sure it is stored out of sight. Drink some water when the urge to have some more hits you. emoticon
    2860 days ago
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