Sunday, November 02, 2008
The weekend's not over, but I wanted to report so far.
I started out thinking I might not have a Halloween temptation this year because I was going up to Santa Clara for a conference on autism.
Well, as it turned out, I ended up going just all day yesterday and not the rest of the weekend. Friday night, I celebrated my boyfriend's grandma's birthday with their family. Only temptations were these: Chinese food, chocolate eclair cake, candy bags grandma had made for us and multicolored goldfish.
I didn't do well on the temptation department as I hadn't been tempted like that in a long time. I had some cake, I had vegetable mu shu (not low-cal) at the restaurant, I had candy both on Halloween and the morning after and I had some multicolored goldfish crackers. Not vegan, not healthy, not sparktastic.
The good part: I know what I did wrong, I know how to fix it: just don't do it anymore and get right back on track.
There is some candy left over at my boyfriend's house which I'm going to let him have if he wants.
I've learned something from this. I need to really consider my willpower an asset and learn to strengthen it in the future. If I'm going to survive (or my calorie consciousness will survive) the holidays (and my birthday), then I need to have a plan. I can't just leave stuff to random.
I thought I was doing a good thing by eating a salad before I went to Chinese. That didn't help. I need to figure out new ways.
I'm going to journal about this stuff, I think.