Weight Loss Support - Ijust threw away a chocolate cake!

07-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Over the weekend, my husband and I provided dessert for a dinner party at our home. I served a choice of strawberry shortcake or chocolate cake. To my dismay, only a couple of people ate the cake, leaving 3/4 of it on my dining table. After looking at it for 24 hours (feeling tempted, of course) I picked it up and tossed it into the kitchen trash can! In the past, I would have eaten cake and ice cream until it was gone. No more! Out it goes!
Yah! I feel so free! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

07-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Oh wow -well done! I still don't think I could manage to do something like that!!

07-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Very nice! :D

07-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Nice work!


07-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Nice job!

07-12-2010, 04:53 PM
Good choice!!!

07-12-2010, 04:53 PM
Good job! That says alot about your willpower!

07-12-2010, 04:57 PM

07-12-2010, 04:58 PM
Carol-I salute you! Cake is one of my biggest weaknesses. We have our huge monthly bakery-made birthday cake in the break room at work right now. I let myself have a tiny piece the other day, but it is calling to me.:dizzy: I wish the gang would finish it off!

07-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Well Done ... that is a tough hurdle to get over but you did it! Yay :)

07-12-2010, 05:47 PM
Yep, I don't have that much strength. Go you! It feels good to do things that make you feel in control.

07-12-2010, 06:05 PM

07-12-2010, 06:16 PM
Oh yeah. Better to throw it in the trash can than to BE the trash can.

I couldn't keep it in my house either. I've thrown many food items away. A great strategy. YEs, I know there are children starving all over the world - but you know what, my eating it won't help them one bit - but my not eating it will definitely help me.

AnnieDrews, if I worked out of an office, I would HAVE to make a strict rule - no cake (or other similar items) EVER. It would no longer be an option TO eat it and it would eventually stop calling out to me.

07-12-2010, 06:18 PM
That's awesome. I am proud of you :carrot:..and hungry LOL Back to my sugar free jello. Its no cake but tasty all the same ;)

Lori Bell
07-12-2010, 06:37 PM
I think it is awesome that the majority of your guests choice the healthier option of desserts! Heck, next time I wouldn't even bother with 2 choices. I'd make one delicious fruity type treat and call it good! Good job getting rid of the cake. I used to take things like that over to my neighbors, but now they are on the wagon, so I don't even bother making sinful stuff anymore...unless it's a very special request. ;)

07-12-2010, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: You are AWESOME!!

07-12-2010, 06:41 PM
Wow, you're strong! I hope I can do the same!

07-12-2010, 07:09 PM
Wow.... What an inspiring post!

I can be so frugal about some things and oddly throwing away food is one of those things.

I love the point that rockinrobin made... there are starving people... my eating habits won't help them... but... they do help me.

That is something for me to remember!

Great post! Thanks so much!

07-13-2010, 01:04 AM
Thanks ladies! Next time I'm not buying anything that I can't eat so this won't happen again.

07-13-2010, 01:44 AM
Good Job!

Cally Callahan
07-13-2010, 09:27 AM
Congrats carol!

I remember on my first day at work after I made the mental commitment that I must put in the effort to lose weight by monitoring my food intake, someone left a delicious calorie-laden apple fritter donut on my desk.

I raised it to my mouth and then a thought popped into my head. Wait a minute..it's doing things like this without thinking about the consequences that made me fat. So I put the donut down on my desk, left it there until the end of the day, and finally threw it in the trash.

That was a huge victory for me, when I realized I could say no to food.

07-13-2010, 11:59 AM
wow, amazing! that totally rocks, congrats! :D

07-13-2010, 08:37 PM
Good for you! :cheer3:

07-13-2010, 08:45 PM
good job, that would have been a huge temptation for me. I would probably have kept 1 little slice and then given it away or tossed it...because if i didn't have a slice--I would go drooling over cakes in the supermarket....my brain is wierd like that.

07-13-2010, 09:00 PM
Wow! I don't think I could have done that either. Especially with chocolate! :D