Let them eat cake!
Posted: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Brittany Sajbel is an associate attorney in Concord. Her March wedding planning has hit quite a few bumps in the road, but she remains positive and sane with the help of her amazing fiance, Neil Love, and their two furbabies, Gemma Bean and Kitty Caroline. Contact Brittany here.
I love baking. Specifically, I love baking cakes. Little bitty baby cakes, full-blown multi-tiered birthday cakes, and everything in between. Yesterday was my fiancés birthday, and after years of designs built out of cupcakes, chocolate, and icing, he had one simple request: dont make me a cake this year.Usually, despite a request like that, I would still make sure to surprise him with something special, such as 2011s Dallas Cowboys themed cake, complete with a Barbie painted and dressed like a cheerleader. But this year, his request came with a follow-up: neither one of us needs a cake sitting around.Hes right, of course, and I was proud of him for laying down the line on this one. As much as I enjoy making cakes, I dont need to be eating cakes right now, especially when its just the two of us that would be enjoying it. The most effective weight-management tool I have ever used is simply hiding or refusing to purchase the junk that I like to snack on the most. If its not in the house, Im not going to make the drive to pick up some Cheetos or peppermint ice cream. Some say, Let them eat cake! but this year, we decided just to grab some dinner with friends and lay low. It was a really nice reminder of how far weve both come on this journey together and what sacrifices were both willing to make towards a healthier, happier future.Happy Birthday, Coach!
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