As the evening progressed, I did allot of people watching and I noticed that many people are social eaters... several of them were nibbling on chips for the majority of the four hours that we were there. It was interesting to see. It made me wonder if I would be doing that same thing, if I wasn't being conscious of every bite I was taking?
I had handled the evening pretty well up to this point. I had a few temptations, but had managed to "Just Say NO"! My husband and I were thinking of leaving when we were told "No, you can't leave until we cut the cake"... Uhg... did we have to stay for that??? No offense, but I'd rather not be around when they cut it. It's way easier to avoid this kind of "BAD food" when it isn't right in your face!!! Lucky me, my husband decided we should stay a little longer.
As they cake was cut and passed around, I was offered a piece about five different times. So not only did I have to say "NO", No thank you.... "NO"... and "no" again.... but the smell of chocolate cake and frosting completely permeated the room as it was distributed (torture!!!). Twenty or so people were standing all around me, gorging on this chocolate cake. It was absolutely the single most difficult moment of this entire past two weeks, since I started "EATING RIGHT"... For about 15 minutes I was being completely tortured by the smell of that cake and I had to listen to everyone talk about how amazing it tasted. Even writing about it now, my mouth is salivating... but I am doing this challenge... and I am giving it 100% of everything I can. So I ended up eating a few grapes and I watched as everyone else indulged in that cake. It was so NOT EASY!!! But I can proudly say that I made it through. Another day of success!
Until next time,