James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Friday, June 6, 2008

Death by Maple Cinnamon Bun...

I am a strong believer in rewarding good behavior. Especially when the reward is food-related.

I am heading to Newport Beach next week, so for the past month or so, I have been trying to lose the winter-hibernation pudge. I must say, it served me well when I could cover it up with layers and layers of clothing, but that time has definitely passed, and it needs to go.

So I have denied myself all of the usual favorites (ok, more like "semi-denied" myself)...chocolate, cookies, pizza etc. I even gave up the DDP, because apparently even diet soda is "bad" for you :) I have been more dedicated to working out than I have ever been since getting hitched, and I am finally starting to see results (minuscule as they may be).

Today, I decided to reward myself with one of these:

Yes, a Maple Bar. I absolutely DESPISE most donuts, but when I was a kid, I had an OBSESSION with maple bars. Couldn't walk past the pastry aisle in the grocery store without engaging in battle with mom... "BUT I WANT IT! I NEED IT!"

Being the grown-up adult that I am, I went to the grocery store, walked right down the pastry aisle (normally forbidden) and picked out the biggest, fattest, most frosting-loaded maple bar I could find (let's face it, the frosting is the best part). And I ate it. The whole thing. In about 40 seconds.

Right about now, I am blessing my mother for consistently rejecting my vehement demands for this sugar-loaded weapon. I can confidently assure you that I will NEVER, EVER reward myself with one of these things again. WAY too much of a good thing.


Kimba said...

I am so jealous. I want to be swimsuit worthy! Also, can I have you come live with me after the baby? I'm gonna be all out of the running habit.

I've been dying to know, what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Erin Masi said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!! I just love your blog! I miss you!!!

Mikkel & Ashley said...

I had a doughnut yesterday!! mine was full of cream and topped with a pound of chocolate! i ate that instead of lunch...

Madelyn said...

Hahaha, that's a great story. The funny thing is that last week I was talking to my husband about how I absolutely LOVED maple bars as a kid. Now....I think they might be a little too sweet for my to finish the whole thing and not feel sick, but they are still wonderful in my eyes.