I Won The Battle Of The Bacon Cheddar Bread

rnd cheese breadI don’t know if you’ve ever had cheese bread or one of the many variations, but it is one of my true weaknesses. And I can never have just one slice because it comes in a loaf and I cannot waste food so I usually eat the whole loaf over a few days (or less).

When I was growing up back east, my Mom used to buy cheese bread that had been baked in special round loaf pans. We toasted it up and the whole loaf would be eaten by my family in one day. One of my many childhood food memories. I know it was a happy one. Sigh!

Bacon Cheddar Bread

Bacon Cheddar Bread

I had to go to Red Barn Market to pick up some veggies and there it was – Cheddar Bacon Bread – freshly delivered. I had to have some. Nobody sells just one slice or even just a half a loaf. You/I have to buy a whole loaf to have one slice. I bought it. It was just after my good weigh-in and I thought to myself, “You deserve a treat!” So, I bought it. I took it home and decided I would make some, toasted, later.

Later, I reviewed my food journal for the last two days to see if I could afford the carb load. One slice wouldn’t be too bad. The battle had started. I knew it would be an uphill battle to keep my intake of this fabulous bread to a bare minimum. I had planned to use the rest of the loaf for Norm’s lunches, or I would turn it into bread crumbs for stuffing and stick them in the freezer…first ME! You are probably wondering why I didn’t just put the whole loaf in the freezer where it would be out of sight out of mind. Well, let me enlighten you. You can toast a slice of cheese bread right out of the freezer. I know, I’ve done it.

So, I went about my business.  Ha ha! it’s summer vacation so my business is pretty much tidying the house, weeding, reading and going for short walks. That day, it was weeding. By mid-afternoon the craving was strong and I’d been so good so far. So I picked out a nice not-too-thick and not-too-thin slice and put it in the toaster. You are probably wondering why I was toasting this incredibly fresh bread. Let me tell you. Toasting allows the full flavour of the cheese and the bacon to emerge. It smells and tastes glorious. It also allows the scant amount of butter I use to melt into all the crevasses. If I’m going to eat “bad” food I am going suck out all the sensory experience I can from it.

Control your lifeIt was exactly as I expected and I was satisfied. Holy cow! I WAS SATISFIED. I won! Only one slice and it was all I needed. The battle was not to deny myself but to control myself. I am the master of myself. I can have the foods I crave and limit their after effects. I can be satisfied with one proper serving. This epiphany made me feel good with no guilt.  I savoured the quality not the quantity. I controlled this and enjoyed both the food and results. I won the battle and now can continue with the war!

Thanks for listening. ; Diane

PS: I gave the rest of the loaf away. I’m not that good yet.

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on July 29, 2013.

4 Responses to “I Won The Battle Of The Bacon Cheddar Bread”

  1. I love bacon and cheese bread. I made some bacon and cheese scones and took them camping. (not as good as the bread) They are all gone. Perfect breakfast food and lots of folks to keep one from eating them all.

    Sooke – yes, I want to go. Plan to go on Saturday with Lynn. We could pick you up en route?


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