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Yes, I said I was going to leave dessert baking alone for awhile, less then a week ago. However, I was momentarily depressed when my bathroom scale showed I had gained an additional 4 lbs. in 5 days. That is a total of 14 lbs. in 2 & 1/2 weeks!

Now a somewhat normal person would then proceed to toss out anything in the refrigerator or cupboards that included sugar. Well, I'm not a normal person, so when I went out Monday morning to get my 7 newspapers that I read each day during the week (not bragging, just like to have different views of the same story), I came back with Chuckles (Gumdrops), potato chips, vanilla cake mix & frosting, along with a Dr. Pepper; I don't even drink Dr. Pepper, or I didn't until almost 3 weeks ago when this junk food binge started. Over 10 years ago, I cut out all sodas; wasn't until 2 years ago that I started to drink the occasional Seagram's Ginger Ale, once every 3 to 4 months. Otherwise, just 8 glasses of water a day, along with Orange & Cranberry Juice.

Hate to say, but, I did bake the cupcakes at 7pm Monday evening & this time I at least waited until they cooled off before frosting (see cupcakes above). I made 20, I have 12 left. You do the math. Plus, I ate all the Chuckles (about 10), the potato chips (small bag) & drank the Dr. Pepper. I was so busy stuffing my face with sugar, that I did not have time to read all of Monday's newspapers - I have 3 left.

So, starting today, no more sugar, no junk food, not even my Ginger Ale. And, I'm going to start to exercise, by using that full state of the art fitness center in the basement of my apartment building. On occasion, they even offer free personal training. I've been in this apt. 7 years & I'm embarrassed to say that the only time I was anywhere near that fitness center was during the initial tour by the Leasing Manager, describing the amenities they offered. There is still the 12 remaining cupcakes - I hate to throw them away, that is an awful waste of food. Can you freeze cupcakes after they have been frosted?

Date: 2014-08-13 02:29 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I feel like patting myself on the back - I did not eat the remaining 12 cupcakes. Think I'll ask one of my younger sisters to come get them (they are hidden in the back of the fridge in a closed Tupperware container - out of sight, out of mind).
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