Valentine's Treats

These beautiful cupcakes are just that, beautiful cupcakes I picked up for my family as a special treat on Valentine’s Day. For a significant time in my life I would have never just “picked up” something like this. I would have viewed them as dangerous risky sugar bombs that someone like me, the “constant dieter” just didn’t get to enjoy, let alone buy on purpose.

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But that is exactly why I was never moving forward with my weight or my perception of being healthy and happy with my body. I thought eating and for sure buying cupcakes made me bad, a cheat, lazy, weak, and sometimes darn right disgusting.

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Guess what, enjoying a cupcake doesn’t make you any of those things...food only has the power you give it.

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The more you deprive yourself, the more you will naturally crave and binge on foods you feel are forbidden.

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I still become giddy walking through Mariano’s bakery...Have you seen that place😍 It’s like a sugar heaven with extra frosting❤️ But the feeling of knowing I have the power over the foods I want, when I want them is so freeing.

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Most days I don’t give it a second look as I fast track my way through, but today as I so thoughtfully picked out the most perfect cupcake for each family member, felt so freeing and just right.

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And my beautiful carrot cake cupcake is half eaten because I was so happy with my selection that I found myself a cozy spot and sat right down in Mariano’s cafe and enjoyed half of it right then and there 🤷‍♀️. I enjoyed every bite, and then much to my surprise I was good, satisfied and I will look forward to having the rest later with my family.

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Happy Valentine’s Day,

Xo,@cupofcasey😘


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