Victory Over The Cake Poppers

4th of July Cake Poppers

I made patriotic cake poppers! I’m always afraid of over-using food coloring so I went a little light on coloring the cakes. Turns out, I probably went too light as they both look a wee pastel. HOWEVER, they are still AWESOME, aren’t they? Yes. Yes, they are.

I made them earlier this week because I knew with evening boot camps and E finally coming back from Seattle, it would be harder to find time closer to Sunday when we’re having our Family dinner. Therefore, the ENTIRE TRAY of these gorgeous cake poppers has been hanging out in the fridge TAUNTING me every day since Monday. So far? I’ve only had ONE. ONE! Yay, Me! Last night I was TOTALLY craving something sweet and those thing were just calling my name. But I know…once I get the taste of one, it goes downhill from there. This was how the conversation was going in my head all night last night:

Just ONE won’t hurt you. You worked hard! Have one!
But when have you EVER eaten JUST ONE? It will be FIVE before you know it.
But you went to boot camp tonight! You can spare a few calories!
But you’ve had three GOOD days of non-binge eating. If you slip tonight you will start a downward spiral at least until Tuesday.
No you won’t! You’re stronger than that! JUST EAT ONE.
No. You are not stronger than that. Food is weakness. DO NOT GIVE IN.

What? You don’t have long arguments with yourself over food? Lucky.

But I did it. I stayed strong. Didn’t even have ONE. I had two apples, but no treats. I kept trying to allow myself some treat.

What about those chips? You should have a few of those.
What about a beer? Haven’t you earned that?

Because, if you’re like me, you know how it works. With any night of gluttony I can pinpoint ONE act that started it. ONE cake popper that led to 5 more AND THEN a beer AND THEN the chips. If you’re an emotional eater and you start that spiral, you don’t stop until you’ve made yourself sick. Last night was bad. I really WANTED to binge. I was stressing, there was twitter drama making me cringe (What? You don’t stress eat for OTHER PEOPLE? Lucky.) and housework I was avoiding. I WANTED TO EAT.

But I didn’t! I was a good girl who had her dinner before boot camp and then a post-workout snack…and then went to bed without adding any more to that at the end of the day. It really is the small victories you have to celebrate when you’re trying to make big changes in your life. And avoiding those gorgeous red, white and blue bites of evil last night? HUGE VICTORY.


10 thoughts on “Victory Over The Cake Poppers”

  1. Adorable! Is there a link to your recipe for cake poppers? How do you do them without the stick?

  2. That is a HUGE victory! Great job…congratulations!

    And yes, I do have arguments with myself over food (and other things), so you are not alone.

  3. I think that is a pretty huge victory! (And I have long convoluted arguments with myself about many many things.)

    Here’s a hug for being so good to yourself!

  4. oh that is very impressive!! victory, no doubt!!! so proud of you!!

    i ate 3 brownies last night :(

  5. I have this argument with myself EVERY night. You are not alone, girl, NOT AT ALL!

    What kind of cake did you use for these? Did you use white chocolate for the outside? They are so awesome I wanna make them for Monday! :o)

    See you are totally my hero. You reinforce that my insane food arguing with myself does NOT make me crazy… AND… the 4th of July Cake Poppers are totally gonna make me the most popular girl around! :o)

  6. I pretty much have the same question as Jana – can you use any kind of cake mix flavor and icing? Not that I can’t get the cream cheese kind – just wondered.

  7. OMG!! I’m so thankful I’m not the only one with the internal monologue about food. Last night it was the Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream in the freezer when I couldn’t sleep. I resisted…for now!!

  8. Good for you AND I am making you my roll model. I know you have struggled with this for a long time and if you can do it, I can do it, too. I just like food too damn much and there’s so many good things out there everywhere! UGH!

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