Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Avoiding your own birthday cake

I hadn't really thought about the fact that my birthday is coming up next week until an offhand comment by one of my coworkers this afternoon reminded me. I thought "oh geez, I'm going to have to change my profile!"

And then it hit me: I'm going to have to dodge a birthday cake. I know my husband wouldn't get me one, but the office sure will. Uh oh.

It's not that I wouldn't have the points to have a slice. It's just that it'd be hard to track. And the slightly troubling fact that I adore birthday cake so much that I'd want more than one slice. Not to mention there may be other hidden traps in store for me like dinner at a restaurant. Yikes!

Well, forewarned is forearmed. I'm going to start mentally rehearsing. "A second slice of cake is bad, a second slice of cake is bad, a second slice of cake is's bad."


Wheebs said...

Hmm...that's a toughy! I've been sitting here trying to come up with ways to make the situation easier for you. Ha! Good luck!

Jenera Healy said...

My advice is have a good snack and some water beforehand, have them cut a tiny slice, and then eat SLOWLY.

Anonymous said...

Heh....i have the same problem!!! Mine is in the 5th Oct..damn. Well my idea really is to avoid eating it with the familly...then eat in front of the makes you think "oh wait...i went all this way and lost so much weight, just to stuff myself with *insert food name here* after it all?" and i dont normally get past a few mouthfulls in that case. try it.