Alrighty then, (This is a little dramatized to make it more interesting but I think we can all relate to this...)
I was looking through a Weight Watchers magazine for some inspiring recipes and as I turned the page, I swear a glowing light circled the item I'm about to tell you about. I could hear music, could this be true? An answer to my weight-loss prayers? A sweet but on calorie snack to satisfy my cravings for cake?
Yes my friends, it was a Weight Watchers Carrot Cake, or Chocolate, or Lemon. You choose. Wow--
I do real well with my diet but sometimes, I have a terrible craving for sweetness, especially after a meal or early in the morning. It's an old habit I guess. I can hang with a few pieces of choc. to curb me or even a low fat sugar free pudding. But sometimes, I just want CAKE! I'm determined not to fail, so this little advertisement of joy was just the ticket I was looking for. Only 1 Point! (or 80 cals. in my calorie counting world). I quickly put these little pieces of heaven on my shopping list.
I went to the store, and filled my cart with healthy wholesome goodies and when I got to the isle with these special delights a put 2 boxes in my cart. The next morning, I had planned to have a cup of coffee and one of my new treats. I was excited. I compaired the feeling to being in a cool and trendy coffee shop, enjoying my coffee and having cake too! I eagerly went into the box, it seemed like it took forever to open, I looked inside, pulled out my cake and kind of looked at it..
It was about 2 inches long and maybe 1 inch wide... My first reaction was damn, this is more like a tiny crumb of cake. But then, I laughed and thought, portion control Gretchen. It was very good! I started to think about how excited I was about this cake, I had glorified it in my mind, in the magazine it looked so big! I felt so silly about this.. I don't normally get so excited about food but for some reason, the thought of "good cake" really got my heart pumping!
I quickly realized what a dork I am and it really made me laugh out loud. I even called my mother in law to tell her about it. It just seemed so funny to me. At least I occupied my time with telling the story instead of eating more than one cake! Maybe that's the goal of these itty bitty cakes... they make you laugh and it's SO funny that you have to tell someone meanwhile, you forget about eating another one!
I just thought that was so funny and wanted to share.