Give Me Strength

The run-up to the weekend was seeming quite normal. To-do list growing. A social thingie pending. Storms approaching. No serious drama, though, and I expected to emerge in my customary good form.

And then this happened:

Cupcake Camp Memphis logo

It’s an entire event featuring nothing but cupcakes! And it’s 6.2 miles from my house!

Give. Me. Strength.

Normally, I’d just declare a splurge day and go enjoy the goodies, especially since it’s just a once-a-year thing and it’s for charity and it supports small, local business. But these are not normal times:

A. I just got back from a splurg-ariffic vacation.
B. I’m not following my normal exercise program. While I’m walking bunches, my current strength training is all coming from home projects. Good exercise, but not the same caliber as my normal activities. Not enough for cupcakes.
C. I already have something planned for Saturday that’s sure to push my nutritional boundaries.

So after much debate (roughly 15 minutes worth), I have decided not to attend Cupcake Camp. ::sob::

Shoot. This mindful living thing can sure get in the way of a good time sometimes.

Oh well, there’s always next year. In fact, this gives me the entire year to come up with a healthy version of a cupcake to enter into the cupcake contest! Something to look forward to!

Meanwhile, I have to figure out how to complete my farmer’s market run on Saturday. It’s about 100 yards from the Cupcake Camp, and I’m afraid I might weaken in such close proximity. Maybe I’ll just get the produce run out of the way early. Or walk down to Kroger and avoid all risk. :)

Wish me strength! And I wish all of you a nice (and strong) weekend, too!

16 thoughts on “Give Me Strength

  1. Circumstances that are going on around me have me thinking life is too short.

    Go and have one cupcake! I know you are strong enough to do that.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Good Luck!
    Your logic seems sound. My inner rebel still wants you to go to that Cupcake thing because, well, Cupcakes!
    But, you’re on the right track thinking of next year. We know how quickly it will come.
    Can’t wait for you to pass along your upcoming, fabulous cupcake recipe.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. That is how this race is run… I love your thought process and how you evaluated the situation. Good job, Cammie! A cupcake is just a cupcake after all.

  4. Oh cupcakes!!! I have noticed several shops open up in my town and am thinking that even trying one some day is a bad idea for me and my lack of moderation skill.

  5. I’m in total agreement with your reasoning on this one. Stay away! We are all so different and can only know what works or does not work with how we process our issues with food. For me, going and having one is so totally not worth it. In fact, it wouldn’t even work. Not when faced with all those choices. I’d rather stay away, have none and never know what I’d missed.

  6. Your thought process sounds a lot like mine. But the farmer’s market 100 yards away? Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! LOL. Good luck, Cammy!

  7. Congrats to you Cammy on listening to yourself. The good thing is you know there are good cupcakes places near you so when you are back to feeling “normal” again & recovered from your splurge trip, you can plan on one of your fav local cupcakes!

    I did my review on “the book” today & I found it interesting that we liked & disliked some of the same things! 😉

  8. I love desserts as much as the next person, but cupcakes have almost always disappointed me. Rarely is there a perfect cupcake. There will be hundreds of the buggers there. The odds of you getting the perfect one good enough for your taste buds may be slim.

    (Does that help?)

  9. If you look at it as a special event, suddenly it has a lot more power – like trying to convince myself that there will be a severe shortage of cupcakes if I don’t make it there on Sunday!!! However, if you look at it this way: there are cupcakes all over the city at any given time and I can have one whenever I want one – or not! Maybe I want a piece of pie at my favorite restaurant instead!…….it doesn’t mean as much. Whatever decision you make will be the right one. You are one lady I’m not worried about :)

  10. Your comment on my blog made me laugh right out loud!!! I am surprised UPS wasn’t at your door tonight…

  11. Wow Cammy! Good for you! I don’t know that I could be that strong…yet. When I grow up I want to be you. Total inspiration! :)

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