Back on Track - Day 4
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hello my Spark friends. I am so happy to once again be checking in and saying I'm still here. So on Day 4, I can look back on Day 3 and say yes, it was a good and successful day. I got my exercise in. I ate well all day long. Last night, I took a ride to the beach with my sister and cousin and son. We were going to look at the beach cottage we rented for our vacation in a couple of weeks, so we could know what we would need to bring with us.
It was a beautiful night for a ride to the beach. We were very happy with what we found at the cottage. We got to visit with some family and friends. Then it was time to go have dinner. Tony, my son with the cadillac taste buds, got to choose, and he chose a renowned seafood restaurant. Renowned, of course, for its fried seafood. So as we drove to the restaurant, I considered my options: choose something "healthy" and feel deprived of the fried clams I really wanted to get, and that I don't eat often anyway, or just have the fried clams. Had I chosen option one, that feeling of deprivation would have come back to haunt me, of this I am certain. It would have lain dormant, and reared it's ugly head at a future time, when I was at my most vulnerable, and it likely would have led to more than one indiscretion. So I got the clams. I enjoyed every single last bite. And I am more sure than I have ever been that the key for me to long term success is not to say no to a special situation like last night was. That belief was buttressed immensely when the next stop for us was an ice cream stand, and I absolutely, positively, had no interest in having any ice cream, and therefore did not. I said no without feeling the least bit deprived. That would not have been the case with the clams.
So for today, I declaire, that I had a successful night by choosing the unhealthy food choice. I feel a little like George Costanza doing the exact opposite of every instinct he has. Time will tell if I am deceiving myself into giving me permissioin to eat whatever I want, or if, finally, I am taking my immense experience with all this stuff and gearing it to what I know is best and works for me.