3.12.2010

Confessions from an addict.....

I admit it.



I love sugar.



I tell you this because i have no plans in giving it up..



nor do i want to.



I have a sweet tooth....



and you know what......



i am okay with it.



I actually thought really hard about maybe giving it up a few months ago...



seems like it's the craze right now....



giving up sugar in order to lose a few pounds.



I thought about it for a second....



maybe even two...



but who would i be kidding.



I would be the person cheating myself....



i might even get by for a day or two without



having any cravings....



but then i would cave in.



I would be cheating myself....



because i like sugar.



I love a good {and pretty} cupcake.



I love my glass {or three} of wine at night.



I love brown sugar with cranberries in my oatmeal.



I love to bake cookies for my kids....



even though i buy the just pop them in the oven kind from Trader Joe's.



I didn't say i make homemade cookies..now did i?



I love sugar.



When i booked my France trip....



i knew i wanted to lose about 10 pounds.



Winter was not good to me....nor was it good to my thighs....



so i needed to get my body back.



You know what i did....



I re-joined the gym.



I also take a boot camp 2 nights a week.



I exercise 4-5 days a week...



because i have to.



It works for me.



I am down 6 pounds...with 4 more to go.



I really hate to exercise.....



and those 10 sprints up a hill last night are killing me today.



I could barely get out of bed this morning to eat my cupcake...



but you know what....



it works.



My body is getting stronger...



even though i still can't do a damn pull up....



my butt still jiggles when i run...


my clothes aren't so tight anymore....



and i feel great.



Occasionally my kids hate going to the gym childcare....



and i feel bad...



really ...i do.



We have to do something for ourselves...



and exercising is what



i need to do.



I will never run a race....



you couldn't pay me to....



unless of course...



there were cupcakes at the finish line.











78 comments:

Rondell said...

That cupcake look like it got some pepper in it. You get yo ingredients messed up?

Sherry said...

LOL!! A woman after my own heart!! xo

Girlfrog said...

I'm with you... I only excersise so that I can eat what I want!

Simone said...

I am not even going to tell you how long I stared at that cupcake at the top of your post.....yum!!

6lbs is fantastic....well done!!! It is thanks partly to you that I have been so focused on the gym these last couple of weeks - I know that you have worked so hard at it.

I find it much easier to control my exercise habits than my eating ones - altho it's taken me ages to realise that....so working out regularly is how it going to have to be.

I can't wait to be in Paris though....coffee and pastries....heaven :) xo

Dreamy Whites said...

You are so cute. I need to start exercising again. I always feel so much better when I do. I know what you mean about giving up sugar. I can't do it.
So maybe I'll get on the eliptical tomorrow It has been a couple months now since I stopped exercising. UGH Thanks for the inspiration!
Take Care,
Maria
p.s. I was called thunder thighs as a kid. Nice I know, I was all but 5'2 and 110 pounds. But the boys were quite rude to me about my curves. I actually developed an eating disorder because of it. I don't know why but I thought I would share that with you.

Kerri said...

Ugh. I think we all dread the "E" word. Exercise. I just had two kids in the last two years and now I started my strict post-pregnancy diet this week.

That cupcake looks yummy and you know what? It has ZERO fat.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

I think that you should give yourself a pat on the back because 10 pounds in awesome Kasey. I have been on the wagon now for 8 weeks and I am down 12 - it's hard especially when there are things like cupcakes around. I truly feel that you should not pay attention to the scale ~ you should do it for you ~ if you feel good and can tell in your clothing ~ then it's a good thing ~ non??

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Diva Kreszl said...

oh that cupcake looks divine, you are a girl after my own heart!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I could never give up sugar either...that's why we choose to make other sacrifices...like exercising even though we don't feel like it. ;-)

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Oh man - you called me out on this one! I was up to 2 miles on the treadmill - quite the feat for me because I hate the feeling of my butt chasing me - but I got busy and haven't ran since September. I haven't used the bowflex either - jeez I need to get busy before my 10 year reunion hits in July!!

Carmen said...

*I* need to start exercising again. Especially since I won't be giving up sugar either. Good for you for getting back on the wagon!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I'm am such a sugar addict, too! I especially love cake! Now if I could just get myself to work out I wouldn't feel so bad about indulging!
Michelle

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

Me too! I recently realized thweight had to come off, and my aunt gave me this whole spiel about the no sugar thing. Then I grabbeda handfull of peanut M&Ms. So, busted out the treadmill, did push-ups, and am hoping that by September to knock off 15 pounds. My arms hurt. My legs hurt. I found muscles I forgot I had. So far, down 2.5. Now I need to hit the treadmill.

FEDERICA said...

I'm a sugar addict too Kasey!
Happy weekend!

Kacey said...

I'm with you. A few weeks ago, I gave up sugar and Diet Coke. I made it a week and a half without sugar. I'm still without the Diet Coke, though! Ugh - I'm going to have to exercise more!

Kelly Berkey said...

ha, here i am posting about a food revolution and you are eating cupcakes! lol.
as long as they are real, real sugar, real butter, real cocoa...it's ok to splurge. i think since you go to traders you are getting more quality food.
bravo for your workouts too dear! think of all the muscle weight you gained and still lost 6 lbs! that is awesome!
hugs,
kelly

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Mmmm.. sugar...

I have been trying to "avoid" sugar. But it seems to seek me out.

kljswilson said...

I am a sugar-aholic. Binger, craver, can't stop...

Can you stop at just one cupcake?!

Kacey
Shes.No.Martha

micki (MVision Photography) said...

you have made me so hungry! :)

yum yum ~ what a wonderful blog you have.

The Little Red Shop said...

Mmmmm...sugar!! Love it! And those cupcakes...pretty!!! I did get the vanilla one....and a chocolate beauty...thanks again, Kasey! And Kacey, congratulations on quitting Diet Coke! You can do it!!! I haven't had one since New Year's Eve...um...2006? I was a major Diet Coke head.

Have a beautiful weekend, (and congrats on the 6 lbs...that's a tub of Crisco!)

: )

Julie M.

the cinnamon post said...

I run...I don't race either...but I do it so that I can enjoy food and feel strong and show my kids what is healthy. I could NEVER give up treats. They make me happy. And so does running. It is ME time. Keep it up darling because I've been to France and well, the ladies there, they eat lots of sweets and cream and baguette and butter and they look UNBELIEVABLE. And so will YOU!
~Tara

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Have one for me please~

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I USED to run...till the knees caved in. Now I still eat the sugar, but just limit myself to one...maybe two cupcakes!

Preppy Mama said...

I'm eating red vines as I am reading this! I can not live a day with out sugar...I think I'd rather exercise then give it up! Guess I should get going on that one!! Have a great weekend!

Cathi said...

I'm with you....life is too short to give up what makes you happy...!! :)

Simply Mel said...

You are a woman after my own heart...I love cupcakes, but detest gyms. Hence the reason I became a yoga instructor. Now, I really am 'in the moment' when I eat my cupcake ~ ahhh, the pleasures of zen and sugar!

Alecia said...

That is hilarious...you're a woman after my own heart! LOL You eat your sugar and lose 10 pounds at the same time!

Emily said...

I am so with you. I could never give up sugar and I have to go to the gym and workout and I hate it. I guess it's a necessary evil for us sweet teethed gals.

Sarah said...

Those cupcakes make my mouth water. Our family has gone on the anti-sugar campaign to help get our cravings in check, not so much for weight, but to avoid the fork hitting the plate and the "what's for dessert" question, including sometimes after breakfast!

Good for you for making it happen and getting to the gym! I just started doing videos at home and preparing my body as gardening season is almost here and I have salsa waiting to be made! :)

Chablis said...

You must've sent all 6 lbs my way because that's exactly how many I've gained in the past month....:)

Loved this post and love your new header!

Transparent Mama said...

I am a sugar girl too. I have been hitting the gym and I've lost 18 pounds since January, but I have been eating lots of chocolate chips- they are monounsaturated fats and actually good for you. It's the only way I can survive trying to get this baby weight off.

Megan said...

You are so real and I dig that. I don't know what kind of frosting is on that cupcake in your photos, but it looks divine. I think you've got the right idea with just enjoying the things you love. I love cupcakes and wine too and nothing can convince me that I would be happier without them. Everyone that I know that has given it up is so darn grumpy! Life is too short, I say eat sugar and be happy!

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

Lovely!:-)
Stina

Martha said...

Kasey...please may I request you to stop showing those yummy delicious vanilla bean cupcakes that are calling my name and I don't know anyone here to make them quite like that....oh boy...they sure look yummy!

Great job on 6 pounds!!!

gilvearbebes said...

I feel EXACTLY the same way! This made me laugh and smile...and want to eat!!! I copied your post idea but did my own version for my blog, hope that's okay! Thanks for the smile!

Kiera said...

kinda hate you just a little for the 6 lbs, I started working out 4-6 days a week in October with the goal of loosing 5 lbs before the New Year...and I didn't lose 1 oz, actually gained 1/2 lb! So then I challenged myself to a sprint triathlon in June and also stepped away from the scale...so I haven't stepped on the scale since Jan, and today got into a size 12 (I'm a tall/big girl) for the first time since I was prego with my 1st kiddo 9 years ago!!! Have no idea what my lbs look like, but I feel great and I also ate about 10 cookies that my husband made last night!
~Kiera
http://chambersmade.blogspot.com

Jeannine said...

Great minds think alike. Beautiful thoughts. Can I borrow that cupcake. I thought I was a strange cookie, 44 and still wanting to join the children when they get cupcakes and cookies.
Thanks for the smile.

Jean said...

A kindred spirit! Kept scrolling back and forth to have another gander at that cupcake (is it from Starbucks?), imagining all its goodness.

Nah, I don't have sugar issues :-)

Great job on losing the unwanted weight. After years of fighting the good fight, I caved, hide the sugar bowl and lost the weight. I can have a cupcake (or two), but just have to balance it out with a few good walks.

EmbodyingFashion said...

That cupcake looks way too delicious :)

Love the Decor! said...

Good for you on the exercise
And that cupcake looks ah-ma-zing!!

Ali said...

Why am I suddenly thinking that a cupcake would be great for breakfast? Sugar has always been my downfall too, cannot get enough of it...seriously! I run so that I can keep my sweet habit. Maybe if I could just give it up temporarily I could lose the rest of this baby weight! Have a great weekend.

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I love you! You are my kind of girl...I LOVE sugar too and would never give it up! I walk 5-6 days a week though, I'm not super buff, but I am strong and I feel great! Moderation in all things but leave my sugar alone, sugar! LOL Come say hi :D

Anita said...

I will never give up sugar. Sorry. So I am on the treadmill too...and it does work. I am loving it.

Anonymous said...

6 is something to celebrate. Im down 19 over 6 months working at another 8. Never ever lost weight before. Gotta say Im proud of myself but DAMN that cupcake looks better than my new A _ _!!!!!
I HATE HATE exersize. Dont do it unless it means walking from shop to shop... Heres to cupcakes!!! Your so close to 10 for your trip just find fun exersize and give up one sugar filled goodie each day. Have FUN on your trip you deserve it...

aahadley said...

I almost licked my monitor! Yummy! I had a bit of a panic attack today. I swore I was going to lose weight before this summer. I can not take another mushy middle now that we are in FL. Well, the weather was warm today and I was panicking that I was running out of time. Got to get the move on. And I sold the darn treadmill when we moved and I don't have my walking buddy anymore!
~anita

PS~Erin said...

That's my kind of incentive. Abt to go have some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream :-)

paperbird said...

I love sugar too- bootcamp is the best ever and I have one up on the amazing Kasey- I can do 15 pushups!!!!

Keep trying- I could barely do one on my knees when I first tried. You can do it :)

Brenna LaPray said...

What a great post. You make me smile Kasey. You are too funny!

Lindsey said...

I have to have me some sugar! :) I've tried to go without it in the past. It didn't last long. I always have chocolate in the house. My husband makes sure of it. :) Now I want a cupcake and cookies! Oh my. You are so stinkin' funny. Way to go on losing 6 pounds. I need to exercise. Someday, I will again! Hope you have a great weekend. Lindsey :)

Katie said...

hah! you just made my day, thanks for the smile :)

Beth said...

i soo know what you mean! good job on the 6 pounds.
I don't run unless there is someone or thing chasing me.
mmmmm mmm cupcakes....
mmmmm

what?
Oh...
have a great rest of your weekend!
;D

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I'm with you there! Love that sugar (and cupcakes). Actually cake is my downfall. My sweetie knows when we go to a wedding, we're not leaving until I've had champagne and cake. And I LOVE those stupid grocery store sheet cakes because the frosting has SO MUCH SUGAR!

kimatimarc said...

ha..i'm on weight watchers trying to lose 10lbs..no matter what...I save my "points" for those 2-3 glasses wine a night! It actually makes me aware of eating healthy during the day. BTW.. I just LOVE your blog. I posted you as one of my fav's here:

http://www.imarc.net/about/kim_jackson

thepaperroSe said...

only know you through my daily dropping in....but I totally love you! Finally, someone who is honest about sugar......and the dreaded word exercise.......thanks for sharing

Julie @ jbulie's blog said...

Beautiful cupcake picture. Truly. Love it.

You can do it. I believe in you. Good luck and well done.

Julie

littlebyrd said...

Congrats on the six! I wouldn't give up sugar either. Or coffee. No way! I have butterflies in my stomach for you for your trip to France. I am so excited for you!!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Same sofa...yet your slipcover fits. I guess you can just call me a Kasey wanna be.. I love your bird too and tried to make one...three times. No luck! I cant wait till they start selling them again.
I'm thinking of changing my daughters name to Lola but she is afraid that her monograms wont match and will have to get all new clothes....ugh...kids!

AmyG said...

Kudos on 6 pounds - get a Wii Fit Plus for your Wii and you won't have to go to the gym. Since April 25th of 2009 I lost 30 pounds using the Wii Fit and went from a size 12 jeans to a size 4 - Hubs lost 40, Darling Daughter saw the results and wanted one for her B-Day in September, she's lost 40 and Daughter in Law wanted one too and she's lost 30. I went from 34/29/40 to 32/26/35.5 it's as yummy as those cupcakes that I'd only have half.....

traci said...

congrats on the lbs. lost. i could never give up sugar either. i would rather just eat a little less of it and take a nice long walk. no running here.

Melanie said...

I'm like Traci....I couldn't give up sugar. I love it too much. The cupcake looks delish and now I want one:)

Congrats on the 6 lbs. Great job.

Paula said...

Quite right too! You can't give up everything you love. And if the gym does it for you (does for me also), well go ahead and have your cup cakes, but save some for me!!!

Amber said...

That cupcake looks beyond gorgeously delicious. Yum!

megs said...

oh yum! that cupcake looks so good. you are a woman after my own heart. i love your blog.

Ruth said...

I'm with you Kasey, as I'm sure we all are. Love sugar.... Love cupcakes.
Wow..... a trip to France. What a fabulour incentive!

LuLu said...

Look out france Kasey is on her way! I'm pretty sure France will never be the same after you leave... sugar loving gal here too!!
xo,
LuLu

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I think I would even take up running( and I HATE it) for those cupcakes. I love vanilla cupcakes best. those pieces of vanilla bean are making me drool...
great post1
Karen

Chacoy said...

lol;}
at least you chose to keep the love!
i would have been joggin' with the cupcake in my hand;p mmmmmmm lol

vicki archer said...

Good job Kasey... I hate to tell you this but I think those ten pounds might be waiting here in France for you...;) xv

Jimena Pinto-Kroujiline said...

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Jimena Pinto-Kroujiline

Tutti Chic said...

I love your "sugar" post as I sit here polishing off a bag of vienna fingers!!LOL!! I love sugar so much that I actually go into withdrawel when I try to do without! Thank god for the gym yes? keep up the great work! xo chris

Annie said...

Sugar makes me smile! Today was a 2 maple bar day for me and I too, am fine...happy in fact!

Just Jenn said...

You make me laugh! and I love sugar too... I am trying to 'cut down' ... since my cholesterol is so high... and my teeth aren't happy with the sugar... but... those cup cakes! to die for! What kind of frosting?? ;)

I need to get my jiggly butt back in a gym... dog walking is not cutting it! ;)

Just Jenn...

Nishant said...

That cupcake looks beyond gorgeously delicious.
work at home in india

paula said...

I just got back into my workout routine. Hubby has an issue with sweets, once he has one it all spirals out of control. We no longer keep it in the house and I had a scone at a wedding, but overall we stay away. Although that cupcake is calling my name...

hometown girl said...

i want that cupckae! xo

Serena Thompson said...

me want cupcake!

Barb said...

Bravo for saying this. Every time I read about someone giving up sugar, I think: I should probably do that. But I don't want to either. I like sugar, too. So I make "sacrifices" in other areas so that I can indulge my sweet tooth a little. So far it has worked for me.