As part of my nine-week base building program, I have been keeping very careful watch over my caloric intake. The base building program is initiated just prior to the outdoor cycling season. It helps me to get my legs ready for riding. Turns out that having a birthday during this time means actively resisting temptation.
My wife was thoughtful enough to get me a wonderful ice cream cake from Dairy Queen for my birthday. The cake included a picture of my three children. Not sure how they do this but it made for a special memory. For the record, I did have one small piece of this cake. But only one. My youngest son was able to finish off the rest of it — in multiple sessions of course. At his age, he does not need to worry about nine-week base building programs and limiting his caloric intake. To be young again.