About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Day #98 - 2 Week Old Cake

I'm having a piece of chocolate cake tonight.  Sorry to Richard who has recruited many on a quest to slay the mighty white sugar beast, but some of us have a different path to follow.  It's my unrestricted day so it's OK.  I don't deserve it (I've stopped thinking that way), I'm just choosing to have a piece of cake tonight.  One thing that makes this cake special is that it is 2 weeks old.  That might not seem like such a big deal in your world, but in my world such a thing does not exist.

Under the old regime... 2 Layer German Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream are bought.  Usually at least 3/4 of the cake is gone after just one sitting (2 adults and 3 kids).  I myself usually take a slice equal to 1/4 of the whole cake.  The next day war breaks out to determine who gets the last of the cake; the losers get only ice cream.  By the end of day #2 all sweets have been devoured.

This is not an exaggeration.  For as long as I can remember, no cake has ever lasted in my house past day #2.  Worse, we ate a lot of cake!  I bet we probably averaged at least 1 cake each month for the last few years.  That's a lot of cake and yet it still vanished almost as fast as it could be bought. 

Now maybe you understand why this seems like such a big deal to me; it is simply just unheard of.  My wife bought this cake 2 weekends ago on our unrestricted day.  Instead of eating it like we usually do, she instead cut it in half and froze on of the halves.  We ate the rest of the cake and that was that. 

Here we are now 2 weeks later and the cake has been defrosted for another night.  I'm impressed that it has remain so long undisturbed in the freezer, especially since Mrs. FogDog is a choco-holic.  Anyway this is just another example of how my world is changing.  Eating cake may not be the best thing to do when you are trying to lose weight, but showing yourself you can have restraint over something that used to be impossible to avoid is definitely a step in the right direction.

Another day in the books, sorry if I tempted anyone here talking about cake.  On to day #99

Stay Strong!
[Photo: Flickr / Kimberly Vardeman]


  1. Some people just cannot resist cakes and if they contain a lot of sugar or refined carbs that is where the 'damage' to diet plans can go amiss.

    However, there is a lower carb i.e.less sugar/carbs alternative and one I can highly recommend is this. A low carb Black Forest Gateau .... it's yummy.

    All the best Jan


    1. Jan THAT cake look delicious... I kept the link for one day when I can have it. I'll probably switch the cherries for fresh strawberry and the cream for vanilla Yogurt... I'm already salivating at the thought!

      Thanks Jan

    2. Glad you like the look of the recipe Richard.

      We do also have a recipe for a strawberry low carb sponge cake check this link out. We always use double cream, as there may be too much sugar in a yoghurt ........?


      Cheers Jan

  2. I just don't know if I should congratulate you or hate you LOL I can't even look at the picture you posted, you are bad for my health my friend ha ha

    Great job on restringing yourself and cutting the cake in 2. When I'm back from the no sugar trip, I'll be doing exactly that, cut in portion and don't eat every thing at once, it's reasonable! Of course the best thing would have to not eat the cake in the first place or NOT TO POSTED A PICTURE OF IT :)

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