Goodbye, cake.

I have felt like a drug addict waiting to go to treatment ever since I decided to sign up for the Fitness Challenge at the gym.

I have eaten everything I could get my hands on since I made this decision. Each meal, inching ever closer to my quit date…

My last supper.

I haven’t worked out in ages. I’ve quit going for walks. Sometimes I still do yoga, but not the kind that makes you sweat. I am officially out-of-shape.

I have a very stressful job. And when I get stressed, the only coping skill I have is to eat cake. And for the last year and a half, I have eaten a lot of cake.

I am writing this letter because cake and I need to break up. Cake doesn’t make me feel better. Well, maybe for a minute, but… just like drugs, it doesn’t last. And afterwards, I feel worse.

So, today, we are breaking up.

I have joined a gym. I have weighed in. I have been measured. I have proven to myself that I am as out-of-shape as I have ever been in my life. I can’t even do one push-up. It was ugly.

So, at 205.5 pounds, I am stopping the madness. I have to find other ways to de-stress… to de-compress… after work… and not just after work… whenever I am tempted to use food to change the way I feel.

I have written about this before. I have tried this before. I am not going to let that stop me. I have got to do something different and why not this… why not now?

Goodbye, cake.

A Food Blog?! Me?!

Last night yet another person suggested that I start a food blog. I’ll admit that I have been inundating my Facebook friends with photos and descriptions of all my eating adventures for months, but a food blog? I didn’t even know how to get started.

Well, I asked around. I had friends who were blogging and I checked them out. I thought maybe I could have some fun with this! Look for lots of food photos and descriptions of delicious dining discoveries as I follow my own motto of… “I’ll eat anywhere once!”

I love to eat, I love to try new things, and I love to take pictures of it all!

This is the picture that really brought the folks who had been following all the food fun out of the closet.

The Bacon Cheddar Dog is an all-beef hot dog stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and deep-fried. The specialty at Grey’s Tavern, 343 S. Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401, I had been wanting to try it for awhile. When I did, it was a truly glorious dining experience! It has everything that makes eating fun!

Originally posted: 06/12/2011