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!