Saturday, April 12, 2008

More Choices, More Rewards

Yesterday, a group of my friends surprised me with a birthday luncheon at the country club. Because I'm out of town a lot, I don't socialize so much as they do, especially those who are retired or semi-retired. For that reason, I especially appreciated their time and effort to gather us together.

We all enjoyed a delicious salad buffet; but right in the center of our table sat a gorgeous Italian cream cake - my absolute favorite - as a gift from one of my best friends.

"Surely you're going to have a piece," they chimed.

"Well, I certainly am going to make a wish, blow out my candles and take a picture of that beautiful thing!" I said with a big huge smile.

As soon as the luncheon was over, I drove straight to Garvan Woodland Gardens to perform a wedding ceremony - one of four I officiated this weekend. When I got home, lo and behold, the remaining half of that cake PLUS a dozen cookies was sitting in my kitchen! I declare, the sugary concoction developed a voice, and has been calling me ever since.

This is the first time since January 15 I've had "unhealthy choices" in my kitchen, and I can tell I'm not ready. So, I've made up my mind: Tomorrow, when I go to the gym, I'm taking the desserts with me and giving them to the staff. Why not? After all, I'm miserable knowing they're in the fridge; but I'll feel worse if I eat all that sugar. Right? Right.

Maybe Garland Mitchell, the man in the picture, will be there. Next Friday, he'll be 94!! And the gym staff tells me he comes to work out five days a week. THAT'S inspiration!

Here's a little more inspiration. The past two weeks, I've plodded along with one-pound losses each weigh-in. This morning, I stepped on the scale, and knocked down three more pounds - jumping past the big 3-0! Bling, bling!


Hanlie said...

Woohoo! Doesn't that taste better than any cake?

You really lead such an interesting life and know so many interesting people.

Erin said...

Awesome losing those last few to get to 30! And I know what you mean about temptation! I'm all for giving it to the gym staff I happen to think they are mostly TS people (terminally skinny)!

Cammy said...

New bling!! Congratulations! While I think you should have had a bite of the b.d. cake, I can't question your success! Way to go!

40 by 40 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You have the most incredible will power..really!!!! I need to remember your tales! Your video is lovely ,as well ( the flowers). Sounds like you have much to be grateful for!! HOOOOOOORAY on the blog bling!!

Skinny Inside said...

Great job on the loss, and resisting the sugar! I cannot have that stuff in my house without serious mental upheaval. I cannot leave it alone.

Happy belated Birthday! And, your job must be one of the best jobs in the world!:-)

HappyBlogChick said...

Happy birthday! Congrats on the great loss ... what a wonderful birthday present!

I appreciate you coming by to welcome me back. It means a lot.