From early 2010 through 2011, my body morphed from a size 20 W trouser to a 2 misses. (The scintillating details may be found in this link - "Do These Nachos Make My Hiney Look Fat?"). In January, I started working with Caryn Acevedo at Accelerated Fitness Solutions (Cromwell location) to reduce my body fat (while maintaining or adding to muscle) using their 12 week FirstLine Therapy nutrition program.
A few weeks into this, my friend Emily Woodward opened Get Baked at 25 Central Street in Windsor, CT. My premise is do not give up what you want most for what you want right now. My dear friend understood that I would not eat a nibble of her confections until my 12 weeks were completed. You can read about that decision in my blog, "I WANT IT NOW".
When it comes to nutrition, the keys to success are planning and preparation. Emily and I planned my deviation into the world of desserts for April 12 which fell in the week I chose to relax my nutrition in order to enjoy a glass of wine and a little dessert before getting right back to setting new goals and cutting my body fat again.
I even chose my dessert ahead of time.
Emily posts photos of desserts, breads, and treats on Facebook. I love to peruse the pictures of cupcakes and admire her work. The colors and flavors practically jump off the screen. I'm so proud of my friend!
My immediate response? Gimme.
Then I thought, no, that won't take me where I want to go. It needs to wait.
The date was planned, calendared and Emily agreed to make sure that I would have my chosen confection on the appointed day. I created the visit to Get Baked as an event on Facebook. On April 12th, Rosalie, Diane and Margie joined me in Windsor. (Thanks to those who could not take a day off or lived too far away to attend, but sent enthusiastic support. Yes, I will plan another visit, this time on a Saturday, in about 12 more weeks.)
If you've never been to Get Baked, it's very welcoming. I could write about it endlessly, but a few photos will tell you what you want to know.
Look in these cases.
(If only I could make these pictures a scratch and sniff version.)
Margie arrived first. She not only got a TCNB for herself but she selected some yummies to bring home to her husband, Don.
Title this "A Very Happy Margie".
Emily picked out a Triple Chocolate Nutella Brownie just for me (and very nicely pulled a Vanna White to display it).
I opted to enjoy it with a cup of their coffee from Bean & Leaf.
This didn't just meet my expectations, it made me utter "mmmmm" and "yummmm" and "oh my goodness" among other things.
I wanted to go all Dickens-like and request just a bit more.