Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cupcake sweetness is my weakness

I always thought chocolate was the worst of my personal diet sabotages. Turns out, cupcakes are the real culprit.

To celebrate the completion of the children's book that launches this Wednesday, and for a board meeting that never materialized, I made lemon cupcakes with canola-yellow cream cheese whipped frosting.

At 160 calories each, I knew I couldn't have more than one if I wanted to keep it real. But I figured I'd covered myself. I sent a dozen with handsome hubby for the work crew, and put five aside for my stepdaughter for her lunch (they are her favourite), and took the rest for my board.

But then the meeting was cancelled...and I had almost a dozen cupcakes wafting their sweetness throughout my small cubicle office. Who can resist that?

I've never met a cupcake I didn't love, but these cupcakes were almost perfect. And so I ate...six. Not in one sitting, of course. Though one day I ate three...right after another. Sigh.

Still, I lost a pound, rounding off my first 10-pound loss of this fitness quest. One fifth of the way - and what a difference it has made. No, seriously. I didn't realize how much lighter I would feel after even 10 pounds.

I didn't make it to dance Tuesday, and missed Dance Quickie on Wednesday, and took a day off on Thursday to watch my stepdaughter's first stage performance. Which meant I worked out like less of a fiend. I managed to cram in two spin classes, two racquetball games, two dance classes at J'Adore Dance, one aquasize class, a 3 km treadmill run, and a session on my XBox Kinect with Jillian Michaels.
Not bad.

This week promises to be as - if not more - busy and so I've stocked my fridge with healthy snacks, scheduled my workouts, and told my hubby I'd bake him whatever he long as it wasn't cupcakes. My willpower can only be tested so much.

Have a great week!

Current weight: 195
Goal Weight: 150

- Dawn


  1. Way to go!!! I'm not doing as good as you, but hell I'm gonna keep trying!! LOL!! <3

  2. Ha! You're just in touch with your body more. I will push to get fast results and then taper off. Slow and steady wins the race, babe. xo

  3. You two are still doing great!

    You know what my biggest weakness has turned out to be? Virgin Caesers. Of all the weird things. I can't stop! I'm sure there's a lotta vitamins in clamato juice, but I think it's bad when you can drink half a bottle of the stuff in one day!Eep!