SGX Journal C4W2D1 (Poor Orphan Carrot Cake)

Thoughts: Gah!

You know, I thought the Great Black and White M&M Invasion of last year was rough, but that has nothing on the Insidious Abandoned Carrot Cake Attack of the past two weeks.

Because we are technically in a crunch period at my company and working 10 am-10 pm most days, we have our dinners brought in by a catering company. Well, there must be some kind of super bargain going on with carrot cake from their suppliers, because these $#!$! folks keep bringing in desserts that are my particular favorites.

We are talking about Key Lime pie and carrot cake with walnuts and raisins.

I can say no to anything else (except for maybe free sushi), but OMG, I love KL pie and carrot cake! There’s always a ton of the stuff left at the end of the night, and my frugal Asian upbringing somehow kicks in and makes me feel BAD about letting food be thrown out, so I wind up Rubbermaiding 4 or 5 slices of cake or pie for my free day!

(I feel bad about chucking egg yolks, too, and I go through a minimum of 36 eggs a WEEK. I know…I can buy egg whites alone, but that conflicts with the Asian cheapskate gene.)

My free days are obscene cake and pie fests now. It’s appalling. I can’t even face the totals on my Diet and Exercise Assistant program. I just log the meals furtively and avoid looking at the total calories at the bottom. 😳

I need to stop assigning human feelings to inanimate, fat-and-sugar laden desserts. They aren’t forlorn, abandoned orphans. They are sugar-bombs just waiting to blow up my thighs and hips to their pre-BFL girth.

Someone please make them stop…please.

Nutrition: SGX Training Day eating pattern
(Details omitted by request)

Regular (Non-SGX) Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 14 cups

7:45 AM Steady-state treadmill (3.8 mph / 14% incline / 45 minutes)
12:00 PM Upper body/chest focus workout

The Awful Truth:
1. Didn’t space my meals out very well Sunday…left 6 hours between lunch and dinner due to being out and about with dbf.

Brownie Points:
1. Did okay on water…
2. Was pretty much on plan Saturday at the Megacon thanks to a huge shaker full of protein shakes.

Short-term Goals:
1. Try out new carrot cake muffin recipe to stave off carrot cake munchies ASAP.
2. Wake up for 7 am cardio every day instead of pushing it off until 8 am.

2 thoughts on “SGX Journal C4W2D1 (Poor Orphan Carrot Cake)

  1. lol, you crack me up. I live in a house full of non-dieting-eat-whatever-we-want-people. And last night I came home and there on the kitchen table was a big-big-baking dish full of sweet rolls, I tried to be good and eat only 1/3 of one..but then i was like…well, that one odd peice will get lonely and well, i scarfed that too.

    I spent the next two hours sobbing okay not really…..but i do feel like a shlub for not going to the gym this morning….

  2. I have the exact same problem with eggs. I know it’s cheaper to buy the whole egg and throw out the yolk than to buy Egg Beaters, but I just can’t do it. I wish there was some widescale egg yolk donation program where we could freeze our unwanted yolks, then collect them weekly and donate them to some needy source. Maybe an animal shelter? Is dietary cholesterol a problem for animals? Or maybe I could feed them to my plants, or make them into a craft? Please, I need an answer! Until then, I’m still eating them.:oops:

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