Today was my "NO" day!!! And that's a GOOD thing!!!
We had a birthday breakfast for one of my coworkers and this means:
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Hmmm, let's see now .... did I leave anything out??
Well, I forgot about the breakfast feast and brought in my own breakfast of 2 egg whites.
I went over to the feast, sang Happy Birthday, and took 2 turkey sausages, some fruit and then some of the mushrooms and onions. When I got back to my desk, I saw the grease just dripping on the onions. And you know what? I actually threw them out!!
When I passed the feast again, I saw there were only 3 turkey sausages left and they were to be discarded. As is my "old" habit, I took them and put them in the fridge to have with either lunch or tomorrow's breakfast. About an hour later, I told myself NO and went to the fridge, and got rid of them.
Then I took a 25 minute power walk, came back to my desk only to be offered half of an Italian hero: Thick slice of mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, and Italian dressing smeared all over it. And....I said NO (I actually said "no thank you" but to myself and the evil little demon trying to convince myself I'd only take a taste and then throw it out, I said "NO!!!").
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I want to be able to enjoy the whole meal, stuffing and all and in order to do that, I chose not to have all of the worthless fat soaked food today that is always around anyhow.
I chose to keep my (very) newly formed habit while I still had a chance and I told myself it's not the last time I'll ever see these foods, the timing is off right now and I'll have them when I can handle them with better control.
So, as I say to my son when he asks for something that's unreasonable "What three words am I thinking of?" and he says "No. No. No."