Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I need to file a complaint somewhere...

...with someone...

...but I'm not really sure who.

OK. Don't roll your eyes at me because I'm going back onto a subject I have ranted and raved about before.

It's about losing weight.

OK. Stick with me here.

A pound is supposed to be 3,500 calories, right?

And a calorie is a calorie, right?

Then how is it remotely possible that I kinda/sorta cheated on my Weight Watchers points for one day and I gained 4 1/2 pounds which is 15,750 calories?

I ask you...

Seriously...

Let's just wonder for a moment, theoretically...

How many calories could a vanilla bean cupcake with raspberry preserves and whipped icing have?


And how many calories could a chocolate fudge cupcake with homemade fudge icing have?


So could those two things have possibly contained 7,875 calories each? They were just those teeny, weeny little jars. It's not like it was a QUART jar filled with cupcakes or something.

I mean...

Huh?

Well, sure I'm not supposed to be eating cupcakes.

And ummm....

Sure I'm not supposed to be eating flour or sugar... (ssshhhh...don't tell my naturopath, I'm afraid of her)

But I was just being a good hostess.

I mean, you can't serve cupcakes in a jar to your guests without making sure they taste good right?

And you can't know if they taste good with just one bite, because that one bite could be technically an aberration and then you would serve your guests these cupcakes and they would all gasp and gag and fall over and then you'd have to call 911 and then you'd have to come up with a boatload of money to cover their claims...

...so really...

I ask you...is it worth the risk?

I think not.

So now that I think about it again, my 4 1/2 pounds are really a bad of courage, and honor, and integrity, and good hostessing-ship (is that a word?).

So good for me.

I shall wear this 4 1/2 pounds proudly...

And I shall strain the buttons of my bermuda shorts with pride...

Because...

Oh heck.

Who am I kidding.

I'm still ticked off.

4 1/2 pounds for two stupid cupcakes.

But...

They were might tasty.

Sigh...

PS. Yes, I know weight loss is a journey but I still felt the compelling need to gripe here - so there!

PPS. Mr. Jenny ate two cupcakes, too. He lost weight. I kind of hate him in a loving sort of way, you know?

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54 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Jenny, you are my Hero for wearing your gain proudly...popping buttons and all!

xoxo

Cheryl said...

It's those damn fat cells. They're hungry little buggers. Once born they never go away. They're just waiting to grow bigger again. They like cupcakes the best.

And yes, I do believe those particular cupcakes each had 7825 calories each. I will hate Mr. Jenny along with you. Friends don't let friends hate alone.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Heck Jenny Sweetie...
Wear that badge proud, and while you are at it, could you pass me two of those cupcakes as well?

I pray you are doing well sweet friend. I have a BIG appointment tomorrow, please keep me in your prayers. We will talk soon, or I should say I can write soon. Still not much of a voice. I think of you each day and smile. Trying to keep up the spirits.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Enjoying the rain. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Heck Jenny Sweetie...
Wear that badge proud, and while you are at it, could you pass me two of those cupcakes as well?

I pray you are doing well sweet friend. I have a BIG appointment tomorrow, please keep me in your prayers. We will talk soon, or I should say I can write soon. Still not much of a voice. I think of you each day and smile. Trying to keep up the spirits.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Enjoying the rain. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Ace said...

It's not the cupcakes....it's water retention. That'd be my story.

Wanda..... said...

For 3 days in a row, I ate a piece of Triple Chocolate Fudge Torte that's topped with almonds, tiny marshmallows and chunks of brownie pieces drizzled with caramel sauce, then I hid it in the freezer...from myself...hoping I will forget it's there! Not working!

Kat said...

I would say that the 4 1/2 lbs was well worth it - those cupcakes look delicious! But if Mr. Jenny doesn't give up his weight loss secrets soon, I can see that there may be a mutiny in the Jenny household. Totally not fair!

Lucy said...

I hear ya' CLEARLY!!

Jeanie said...

I'm willing to lovingly hate most all men for that particular
man-talent.
Sigh!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Cupcake in a jar is something new to me...and I love cupcakes!

As for your gripe...imagine if you and your husband were almost the same size when you got married. We were the same height, weighed within a few pounds of each other...I was skinny and he's not a big guy. So, if I gain weight and he doesn't...think "Jack Sprat..." You are old enough to remember Jack aren't you?

So of course he doesn't give birth. He doesn't have perimenopause. HE DOESN'T LIKE CHOCOLATE! He actually likes to be out in the heat and sweat and work outside.

It seems I can gain weight on the days I don't eat anything but healthy. Ugh...send cupcakes, you have the address.

La said...

I hear ya! I slaved in my bedroom for three days in this hot, humid Ohio weather. No, I didn't journal, but I was sweating profusely for 8 hours each day. I gained 1.6 pounds! UGH!

Those cupcakes look yummy, but I am proud of you for taking a bullet for your guests. As for your husband...that just proves God is a man!

Yours in weight loss, La

Pixie said...

*HUGS* the one time we tried to diet, hubby lost weight with no effort....so I know the whole love/hate thing LOL

Jocelyn said...

Oh Heck......cupcakes in a jar.....now I want some....we need that recipe....and I think that badge is well deserved......you wear it with pride!!!! I'll let you in on a secret..when the button won't button....I just leave it open....who cares!!!!

Thanks for sharing......love you girlie!!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

First of all - cupcakes in a jar???? FABULOUS!!!
I LOVE CUPCAKES, CAKES ETC.
I am now gluten intolerant and i get sick and bloat up and literally will gain a pant size after eating something like that. But sometimes damn it it is so
@#$%! worth it!!!!
It only takes me 1-2 weeks to go back to normal.....so you can send me some.
:-)

Sarah said...

First it was Yvonne's pie in a jar and now it's cupcakes in a jar! I saw these in your birthday party post and intended to ask about them. I've been saving small jelly jars for over a year. They are the Bonne Maman jars with pretty angled sides. I just knew I was saving them for something. I don't want you 4.5 pounds ~ have plenty of my own I'd like to send away ~ but the recipe for cupcakes in a jar ~ send it my way. LOL

Once I hit 40 I've been fighting the extra five+ pounds a year issue. ~ Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are definitely my hero, Jenny! And I want the cupcakes. Maybe I can leave the pounds in the jar, you think?

Checking in from break to give you a hug. Will be back after the first of September, I hope.

XO,

Sheila :-)

BECKY said...

It's all the male/female hormone thing. My husband is the same way! He even "looks" a lot thinner EVERY morning, than he looked the night before! It's exasperating!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Jenny....I am still laughing and I know it isn't funny! I am so glad I found your blog! It just makes life so real!

What the heck, drink a ton of water this week, do some walking and the cupcakes will be long forgotten!!! Well the pounds, not the taste!

Melissa Miller said...

Jenny you are a riot! Cupcakes in a jar? Hmmm...Yummy!

Most of the weight is probably pesky water weight. Did you eat more sodium that week? It happens to me all the time lately. Sigh.

Stop by my latest post for healthy snack ideas! ~Melissa :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jenny, I can so relate!! You know, the way I rationalize this when it happens, I blame it on my muscle weight due to working out while on WW! Going for the cupcakes would have been my choice too!

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Nancy

Catherine Holman said...

I've been walking at 6 am every morning this summer and cut way back on my eating and haven't lost a single pound. I always put weight on in the summer and lose it in the winter. Bummer!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I kind of hate him too..of course in a loving way.
I am so glad you did not have to call 911, that never makes for a good party.

Meri Wiley said...

Ah my good friend Jenny,

As my recent email to you states..."am I in shape? Round is a shape, too"

I'll love you no matter what shape you are and yes men are evil......my husband just looks at the scale and the pounds run away.....right over to my getting bigger by the day ASS!

Thank God he loves my "roundish" shape....or is it "puffy?"

I'm halfway done with your inserts. Let me know when you can come for a visit again and I still have lot's of toys for Morgan to play with.

Love ya'
Meri

Julienne said...

Well for heavens sake who could resist cupcakes in a jar!!!!!

Jingle said...

u r so funny.
:)

{ L } said...

Girl, I can feel your pain!

Tina said...

See, this is why I don't have a scale! All it does is make you frustrated. And I agree with everyone, those cupcakes look amazing. You should go try out for the new show on Food Network called "Cupcake Wars". It's highly entertaining!

Jessica B said...

LOL -- I feel your pain! I want to file a complaint too, only my splurge was two ice cream sandwiches. If you figure out who we can complain to, be sure to shoot me an email. LOL

5thsister said...

LOL! Now I don't feel so bad about taking my son to McDonald's after his Doctor appointment the other day (where I gave in to temptation and got a quarter pounder w/fries). But, at the risk of being hated, I somehow lost 2 lbs this week. I don't know what I did with them or where I could have misplaced them. That's okay...they can stay lost as far as I'm concerned.

NatureGirl said...

You really saved those people...you are a hero really.

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

I think the first thing to do is to BAN scales! We all would be much happier without them!

Beverly said...

I feel for you. I have been trying to lose weight for ages. I found out that to do that you have to stop eating. I have not been able to make that committment quite yet. But I am working on it LOL! I also have a hubs who never gains an ounce. He eats everything in sight and still looks exactly the same as the day I met him. He might even look a little better. Hang in there and I admire the fact that you participate in weight watchers. The closest I have come is to buy the weight watcher meals. But I think I am only supposed to eat one at a time! :)

ain't for city gals said...

When you find the complaint dept. let know....did I miss the post where you told how to make those cupcakes in a jar...please?

Sue said...

There is simply no justice in the weight loss world.

(I can't even have a sense of humor about it...)

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Marlene said...

Water weight. Water is evil. Quit drinking it. Cupcakes are much better. *snark*

Catherine said...

Oh, please share the recipe for those cupcakes ... I can take the weight gain, really ;) !

And never compare notes about weight loss with a man, it will just make you angry. Yesterday my already thin as a rail (and he eats WAY more than I do) husband casually says, "I think I've lost 15 pounds." ... I wanted to smack him ...


Hugs,
Catherine ... who could really enjoy a couple of those cupcakes in a jar about now!

amelia said...

I would LOVE to have your recipe for these devilish delights!!! Who would have ever thought of jarred cupcakes?

Would you share?

mrs. c said...

What can I say, you enjoy life, you enjoy food.....I am the same way and guess what, I am not going to worry about calories. Life is too short, eat the best you can and that is all you can do!

Lourie said...

Geees! Mr.Jenny should have had the decency to maintain. But to lose! It's just not fair. And you are so right and brave for making sure those cupcakes were safe. Someone has to take one for the team.

Jo said...

wear it proudly girl! everyone needs a treat now and then... and then jump back on the ww plan and kick a**

Ms Sparrow said...

What the world needs is an "anti-cupcake". After you eat the cupcakes, you merely consume an equal number of "anti-cupcakes" and all is right with the universe!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Ok....well first of all....I feel your angst about the weightloss battle (see my About Me)! But forget about that....I LOVED the little jar cupcakes. What a grand idea! Do you have recipes? Losing weight sucks! But, at least you are trying.

Brenda said...

Well I just decided to cut out sweets and bread starting next week. Have a thing to go to Friday with food of coarse and I do not want to be making myself crazy as soon as I start. But I would love the recipe for cupcakes in a jar for a special day sometime. I am sure I could make them for company in a month or so and eat two and gain 4 1/2 pounds! Love you Jenny you always make me smile. Still working on the room, furniture and canning. Tired of it all.

The Words Crafter said...

Oh, dear. It seems no one has told you that 'yummy' foods are counted in a different way altogether. Their calories are multiplied to the 10th degree, so yep. Two innocent looking little cupcakes could, in reality, cause you to gain as much as 25 pounds in less than 24 hours. Count yourself lucky.

And speaking of luck, Mr. Jenny sounds like my husband. He has an awesome metabolism. Sigh, alas, I think it's a man thing...

(all math involved in this post is pure fantasy and the writer of it is not responsible for panic attacks induced from the reading of her drivel. have a nice day :P)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny it is just not fair that two teeny tiny cupcakes like that could make you gain weight and HIM loose! Not Fair!!

Deb said...

reminds me of that diet commercial..where even the dog lost weight...LOL

Annesphamily said...

This was cupcake cute! Thanks for sharing.
I am off to read my "Green" posts! Anne

Pondside said...

Wear those straining Bermudas with pride, Jenny! You had to have been the best hostess - the sacrifice you made in testing those cupcakes!
I shall model myself after you.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree I have a complaint too - IT'S NOT FAIR!

sandie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh! You can't eat flour either? And no sugar? Why aren't you like teeeeeeeeny, tiny, on such a regimen????

:-))))

Jumping Jack said...

Where can I learn more about those cupcakes in a jar? Did you layer cake and icing to create? What a brillant idea. I will definetely be serving these to my next guests!

Amy said...

Mmmm! At least you enjoyed it, right? And I would slightly be mad at my spouse for the same thing. I am currently working on the last ten of baby weight and then... my hubby has to shave his beard for a year!!! So excited for the naked face. Talk about motivation, hu?

Cheryl D. said...

I just got off a cruise ship. I think I now look like a cruise ship. Yikes!

Holly said...

I feel your pain. I have never understood it..when I did weight watchers, I would gain 2 lbs. by eating right and then go to the Cheesecake Factory 2 times in a week and lose 5 lbs. HOW?????HOW????WHY????