I went to the gym today for the first time in about a month. It felt really good to get moving, although I was huffing and puffing a little bit. I lifted some weights and was on the treadmill for about half an hour. All told, I burned about 400 calories.
Our neighbors had us over for their son's first birthday today. I had a cupcake. Our neighbors made them skinny (sans egg yolk) but I'm sure it was still in the ballpark of 200-300 calories. By no means a diet-breaker, but not exactly healthy. I still managed to successfully stay under my calories today.
Here's the deal: I would much rather not eat a cupcake than spend half an hour on a treadmill. Yes, every time I eat something sweet my brain's pleasure centers go bonkers. So much so that once I start eating anything with sugar in it, I have a hard time stopping. But it's not worth spending that long exercising making up for it.