Today I ate a piece of cake.
Not a whole piece, but pretty much a solid, regular sized piece. It was white cake with butter cream frosting, covered in fondant. There were cupcakes to match, but I managed to avoid eating those, even though there are two sitting on my kitchen counter right now. (Relax, they are for my boys.)
This morning I was blessed to be a part of a sweet couple's bridal shower. The future bride and groom are both near and dear to my heart - our family has known them both since before they were a couple. We knew them when one was pining away with a secret crush on the other, then when the other woke up and realized what was happening. We got to watch them fall in love, and now they are getting married! It's one of my favorite couple stories ever. They are perfect for each other and I can't wait for their wedding day - which, according to the groom, is in just forty-two short days. (Did I mention the groom has really soft hair? Not that this is important to my story, but for some, it is a noteworthy fact.)
Anywho - when it was time for brunch, we all walked into the kitchen and for some odd reason, I just ate everything they offered. Salad with goat cheese and vinegar dressing - yum. Egg and sausage casserole - one of my faves. Glorious fruit salad. And then the cake. I don't know what happened to me, but something took over and I just fell to the temptation.
Soon, my stomach began to hurt, the sugar high came to crashing end, and all I wanted to do was sleep the afternoon away. That was certainly an option! Instead, I took a bunch of extra probiotics and candida killing supplements, drank a ton of water and ran errands. It was all very anti-climactic, really.
This experience just goes to show me that, even armed with plan and with four good weeks of healthy eating behind me, I am not above failure and defeat in this arena. But there is no point in crying over spilled milk, or rolled fondant in this case. Instead, I will press on towards my goal of improved health. Only I can't have my cake and eat it, too.