My triumph for the day

Friday, May 29, 2009

Today I decided to buy new work out clothes. The lines were long when it was time to check out, and one of the customers had several items that wouldn't scan. I ended up standing in front of the candy aisle for quite some time as price checks were done. As I stood there, I started looking at the chocolate- my downfall/my addiction. Hmmm.... just how many calories are there in kisses? So I picked up a bag and read it... then the 2 musketeers...on to the the Milkyways..... ok, snack size had less. Snickers, Carmel kisses....In my mind I was rationalising that I could buy the snack size and eat just 3, but I have never eaten just . I was picking up bags, putting them in my cart, then replacing on shelf and choosing different types... I was a women possessed.
My next thought was if I was going to buy some chocolate, I should get some of those little Debbies for DH that he loves... I like them too. If they are in the house I'm going to eat more then he will.
I looked at my line, and all of the other long lines, and thought it won't take 3 minutes to get those little Debbies. I glanced down at my basket, and all of those bags of chocolate almost hid my new work out clothes. I cringed and took a deep breath.
Through my mind flashed the endless hours I have worked to get this weight off and things I have not eaten. The hours of exercise, and the sore muscles; the dedication of my DS-I-L the personal trainer, who has given up her time to help me; my wedding anniversary cake, and the cake for my son when he left for the army. I visualized the size 16 pants that I have kept, and how I can almost fit into one pants leg now. And I thought about my blood sugar levels, and how they are normal now.
I slowly started putting the candy bags back on the self. When I was finished, I left the line for more shopping. Not for the Little Debbies, but for a bag of baby carrots for the ride home, and a box of my favorite sugar-free fudgesicles. I may be close to my goal weight, I'm not not finished...
One day. one hour, one decision at at time... I'm working my way through it.

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    "Small positive decisions done consistently will lead to big positive life change’s. The key is consistency! " William Paisley

    The above quote is so appropriate to go with your blog. You can do it emoticon These small decisions add up, work their magic, and hopefully will become a way of life for us.

    1443 days ago
  • CEGE210
    Wow! emoticon They keep telling me its a lifestyle change but i sure wish the day would come when i could just look at the goodies and just pass on by not having to shame myself into not buying that delicious candy bar or treat maby like the cigarettes i gave up at 25 I don't even second look or think about them ever so glad about that.Guess the price helped when i gave them up i thought $l.oo forget it they are not worth it. LOL
    3135 days ago
    I have days like that on a regular basis. I feel your pain and congratulations for doing the right thing!
    3209 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Walk away slowly from the Chocolate and no one will get hurt. Awesome post and equally awesome victory. You have a great way of wording things and I was right there with you picking up and inspecting all of those packages. I am so glad that you had victory over the chocolate and the "binge" that may have followed. Like your post said, one thing would lead to another. No chocolate - No Little Debbie.

    Again, emoticon . Today, because of your good choices, you can wear those new work out clothes with pride!

    Hugs, Sunny
    3212 days ago
    That is a huge and awesome victory! I love those sugar free fudgecicles. They are so creamy and satisfying to me. Congrats on finding the willpower to put back the chocolate and make healthier choices.
    3213 days ago
  • BREEZY454
    emoticon Excellent!!! You should be very proud of yourself.
    3213 days ago
    Would you believe I did the same with chocolate today?!(pick it up-put it down-Pick it up-Put it
    down...)We are triumphant!-Linda emoticon
    3213 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    Good for you! And those carrots didn't taste so bad, did they? emoticon
    3213 days ago
  • KIMBA39
    emoticon emoticon emoticon

    You did AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of you!!!
    3213 days ago
    Good for you! You made great choses, and we all know that sometimes that is not so easy to do. Once those "trigger foods" are in your house it seems to go down hill from there. Congrats for standing strong. Keep up the GREAT work! Wendy
    3214 days ago
    One bite, too.

    You are doign wonderful. it is hard but you can do it. It's not jsut about losing weight it's for the rest of your life.
    3214 days ago
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