Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Yesterday was a big day for me. I overcame two major temptations. I didn't realize I was even doing it at the time, but I talked myself out of eating stuff I didn't want nor need. First, I was at Walmart doing the last of my Christmas shopping. I figured it was a Monday, schools still in session, it should be like a regular weekday. WRONG! It was packed. I have a lot of anxiety about being in a place where there is a lot of people. I was feeling VERY anxious. Then, it happened, I walked by the reduced bakery item cart and there was a small 4 serving Reese's Peanut Butter Cup pie for only $3.50. Oh how that pie would make me feel better-NOT. After staring at it for a long moment. I said to myself, do you really want to eat this. The answer was no, I walked by. Later that night, my husband was already asleep and I was bored. In the past that was my downfall. I would start snacking and the snacking would become a binge and then I would feel like crap and say screw it and stop any plan I was on. But, not last night. I told myself I could eat something in 15 minutes if I was really hungry. I sat down and thought about it. I wasn't hungry at all. The 15 minutes came and went and I didn't eat. I didn't snack at all. I went to bed at the regular time and woke up this morning and realized I had overcome to major hurdles. In the past, I wouldn't have thought twice about eating any of it. Now, I'm mindful, listen to my body. And you know what, it really does work. I feel reenergized today. Walked faster than ever today (outside all bundled up in my new winter coat) and feel GREAT!!! I know that I will meet my goal. I know that I can do it. And that is great feeling.