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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today was fantastic! After several days of food prep for a fund raiser at a bike ride, DH was adamant that bikers WANT cupcakes w/ thick frosting after a very tough 80 mile ride up/down steep mountain highways. So I "honored his opinion" by baking some. Today was my final temptation: Frosting the chocolate cupcakes. H-E-L-P!!! H-E-L-P!!!!

First I prepared a bowl of baby carrots & started eating them. I LOVE frosting, but I just can't put it in my mouth with half-chewed carrots. It's my only defense. Dozens of times I wiped up a spilled dab w/ my finger & sent it to my mouth. Then quickly detoured the frosting-coated finger to the soapy bowl in the sink. Whew...disaster averted!

I hauled all the goodies to the bake sale. Then hauled the cupcakes back home because no one wanted cup cakes. (!!!!!) They're sitting on the kitchen counter watching me with their beady little eyes to see how soon I'll succumb to their siren call.

Not tonight! I may go to bed early & lock the door so they can't attack me. And tomorrow at 7:30 am, I'm taking them to the Fire Department where they'll be devoured and have no power over me whatsoever.

Then, I renewed my driver's license. The clerk said, "Are you still 160# and 5'5"?" NO, I stated firmly. "139 pounds." She looked at the picture and said, You really have lost weight." Actually, I weighed more like 180 when the photo was taken...but I had lied that it was 160#....AS IF I fooled anyone...except me, of course.

Then I saw some friends I haven't seen for a while and received some nice comments. "Awwww, shucks......." I said, my heart pounding with joy!

Every day there are soooo many decisions, opportunities to cheat, no one cares if I don't exercise or don't do it with all my heart and soul. I am a weak person....and I really have to fight like a tiger to avoid these slippery slopes. I get tired of always being diligent and making the best choices.......

Then....along comes a GOLDEN day like today!

I hope your day is GOLDEN all day long! I mean Seriously Golden!!! Go for it!
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    How funny about the cupcakes! That's one thing I haven't seen on my rides -- we've had cookies and the other stuff I mentioned, and one stop on my last ride had slices of apple pie, which was popular -- but no cupcakes. Hope the firefighters liked them!

    And very cool on the compliments, too -- you rock!!!
    3402 days ago
    ....just LOVED this crazy wonderful emoticon Blog....I feel I was there as a part of your defensive line .....sheilding you from these beady eyed cupcakes!!!
    LOL!!!!- emoticon You are a hoot!! I love this blog! I promise to eat carrots the next time I am Forced to make a dessert! ...I LOVE frosting too!

    What a great laugh this morning....love YOU!!
    3414 days ago
    LOL...I use carrots while baking too. If you are at all tempting to sample, they really help! I understand the panic that happens when you think you might succumb. WTG!!
    3415 days ago
    Sounds to me like you a a very strong person with the necessary determination and will to get where you want to be. Way to go and congrats on ALL your accomplishments!!!

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    3415 days ago
    love your trick about advoding the frosting... got to try that
    I was thinking I dont think I would eat a cup cake after a bike ride. cuz then I would have to ride 50 more miles to work it off. LOL
    3415 days ago
    Way to go on avoiding that frosting! Brilliant idea, using the carrots. You're smart cookie! Or should I say veggie?!

    I laughed out loud when I read the cupcakes came home with you. Oh my. I'm sure the fire dept. will truly appreciate your gift!

    It does sound like a fabulous day, and your heart SHOULD beat with pride. You are winning at this losing game, lady. Well done!
    3416 days ago
    You are doing grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!
    3416 days ago
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    emoticon on avoiding tempation and for losing all that weight!
    I am going to have to renew my license this year and need to update my picture also. Don't feel bad I think most of us fudge what we weigh on our license! emoticon
    3416 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2011 1:39:27 AM
  • TERESA159
    That's awesome Nancy, thanks for reminding me that rewards DO come. And congrats for having such a great day.
    3416 days ago
  • MATRIX49
    Waay to go!!!!! Wish I had some of your " Gold" today. I was willing to pay the price for donuts, or at least so I thought! One day at a time! Thanks for the golden inspiration...carrots tomorrow!
    Jim emoticon

    I went to visit family a few weeks ago an got lots of golden comments from family and friends I had not seen since last year. I have also gotten similar reactions where I work...some of my customers that I hadn't seen in 3 or 4 months. Thanks to friends like you and SP!
    3416 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2011 11:59:10 PM

    I'm so happy for you! If anyone deserves a GOLDEN day, it's you! Congratulations and *WOOHOO*!

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    3416 days ago
    Good for you! So proud of your will power and strength. Thank you for sharing and isn't it WONDERFUL when folks who don't even know how hard you are working notice the effort? Just makes it so much more liberating to know that somebody recognizes all the hard work and dedication you put in. I know we don't do it for the compliments or recognition...but it sure is an added bonus! emoticon

    Keep up the emoticon work!

    3416 days ago
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