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Facing Demons....the buffet!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My husband and I recently met with our Pastors for a meeting, and chose to meet at a really nice buffet in town. I have not been to a buffet since starting my diet/lifestyle change on January 1, and since joining SP... so I prayed for strength, walked up to the food and chose a salad with lots of veggies and a little dressing. Good choice and I was feeling good about it.
We went back to the table and talked about stuff, then it was time to get more food...scary! So I went directly to the hot food...picked green beans, yellow squash, snap peas and 1 fork of grilled salmon...WOW, I'm doing it...
We went back to the table, talked some more...we were actually at the buffet for over 3 hours! and I was scared...Okay, now time for dessert! I need to explain that I'm addicted to food, and chocolate is my drug of choice! So....back to the buffet, I think the food is calling my name...everything looked so good, smelled great, my mouth watered! My stomach growled. I looked at my husband for support...I actually prayed "God help me make a good choice"....so I had on small scoop of banana pudding and 1 bite of chocolate cake!!! I DID IT! I faced my first buffet and did not go over my calories for the day! I walked away not feeling sick, or stuffed to the gills. I showed myself that I can control what I put into my body! Of course, all the glory goes to GOD because I certainly cannot do this on my own!

One demon conquered (for now) with many more to face! Yet I know "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" and with the support of SP!
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  • KAREN_01
    You did great!!
    4441 days ago
  • SHANSHE
    That is so wonderful! Congratulations on attaining victory this time! Perhaps the key is to"PRAY" before we go and throughout the ordeal just as you did. I look forward to getting to know you.
    Shannon
    4442 days ago
  • JINJERLY
    That's incredible. I can't say I would have the strength to do the same. Keep up the good work. You're off to a fantastic beginning!
    4448 days ago
  • LIVE_TO_LOVE
    WooHOOOOOO! I am SO happy for you! Wow, as you described that i felt like I was right there with you! You did GREAT! THAT'S what it's all about, girl. You should feel PROUD of yourself!!! YOU made those good choices and didn't deprive yourself. I know, when I see BUFFET, I think ,"How much can I eat to get my money's worth?" "Oooh, how many different foods can i eat?" That's AWFUL! This is a mental hurdle for me. It actually feels wrong to me to eat NORMALLY at a buffet. I faced that about 2 weeks ago, and managed to pass the test. I tracked EVERYTHING I ate, and was shocked to see how well I did...but it felt WEIRD! These are the moments and choices that will change our lives. One hurdle jumped, with many more to come. We can do this together, Donna! I'm looking forward to getting to know you! =]
    4451 days ago
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