By Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett
Why is it when we diet we think about the foods we should not have?
Since I've been dieting, I've been dreaming (and obsessed during daylight hours, too) of cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes. Beautiful cupcakes. Cupcakes with floral decorations.
I've even been using the word cupcake as a sad-thought deterrent. Yup. A sad thought comes my way and I tell myself: "CUPCAKE!" I mean, it's a cheerful word. And it brings with it a cheerful mental picture.
I think of cupcakes (which I hardly ever eat) as a reward. I don't use the real thing as a reward, but the thought is my reward.
Meanwhile, I'm losing weight (and not nearly as fast as I'd like) while NOT eating cupcakes. I've already got goal jeans in the closet and of course having a destination in mind (Malice Domestic next month) keeps me on track.
In the meantime, there's no harm in THINKING about cupcakes, is there?