Friday, January 8, 2010
I admit....I indulge in many guilty pleasures. Sometimes more often that I care to admit.
Let's define Guilty Pleasure, shall we?
This is Wikipedia's definition:
A guilty pleasure is something one considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. Often, the "guilt" involved is simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, rather than actual moral guilt. Fashion, music, and food (especially unhealthier foods high in sugar and/or fat) can be examples of guilty pleasures.
I am mere minutes from partaking in one of my guilty pleasures, and am looking forward to every minute of it! For the past 2 years I have been paying careful attention to my dietary habits and have made adjustments accordingly. I tend to refrain from eating foods high in fat, I take my coffee with skim milk, make sure I have fiber in my diet, use Splenda as a substitute for sugar, and almost totally abolish sweets from making it's way into my eagerly awaiting mouth. Notice I did say almost.
There is one thing I am totally helpless to saying no to. I see it, and my mouth waters. My brain starts screaming I....WANT.....YOU.....NOW!!!!! And at this very moment I am anxiously awaiting for my timer to "beep" and the cool down to be complete on one of my absolute favorites of a long list of guilty pleasures...... Red Velvet Cupcakes. The pretty red little cupcakes dressed up to the nines with a slathering of cream cheese frosting stare up at me and seem to sing "I know you want me, you know I want you" to the heavy bass beat and come-hither voice of Pitbull. And who am I to say, No.
I will devour the moist velvety confection and let out a soft sigh. No, there is no way I could have possibly abstained from it. Of course two cupcakes later I start feeling guilty and that little CJ on my shoulder with the pretty, perfect little angel wings and the annoyingly sugar coated voice whispers in my ear...."Now, did you really need to eat two?" I wish I could flick her off my shoulder and tell her "Oh shut up, little miss perfect!" Then the sexy, voluptuous CJ dressed in red from head to toe, perched with her legs crossed on my other shoulder looks at me with a sly smile and tells me in her sultry voice "But you know you enjoyed every minute of it!"
Red Velvet Cupcakes.....Guilty Pleasure Indeed!