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
[Photo: Flickr / Kimberly Vardeman]