For a long time, the simple act of baking something yummy and tasty was a huge hill for me to mount.
Baking, was, in essence, something that was so FUN for me and yet something I feared. It terrified me, and it made me relax.
It terrified me, because if someone asked me to lick the spoon, I recoiled, thinking of the extra calories from licking the spoon. It made me relax because it was an outlet. It was something that was easy for me, enjoyable, and fun. It was fun because I got to make yummy food that everybody loved. I got to make cookies and cake for the people that I loved, but I always felt a hole, because I could never enjoy it with them. I could just look on and think about how ‘fat’ I would get if I ate all those calories.
Boy, how Jesus changes things in one’s life.
Now baking is one of my most favorite things to do in every way. I’m able to even lick the spoon, and tell myself, ‘Ok, that was good, but I don’t need to eat the entire bowl.’
God made our bodies to be satisfied. If we eat too much we feel ‘belch,’ and if we eat too little our bodies suffer. God made us to do everything including eating and baking in moderation.
Of course, there are also times for feasting, and don’t feel guilty over 2 cupcakes. Some days are just ‘2 cupcake’ days.