Nailing Backslides Before They Happen!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
An old colleague of mine from back at the state psychiatric hospital sent me a note recently with some holiday wishes and letting me know she was sending me a nut roll next week. Hmm...temptation! Normally I wouldn't bat an eye, but a nasty thought flashed through my mind and I realized one of the patterns that have "undone" my hard work in the past. As I teased out the thinking it went something like this:
"After all this work I've done to lose all this weight, aren't I overdue for a reward or two...? Haven't I earned it? So how about hanging onto this nut roll for myself...?" You know...all those evil little jingles about "having it YOUR way" and "you deserve a BREAK today"? These nasty little thoughts work their way into your brain and like automatic pilot they can kick in and OFF WE GO TO THE RACES!
But just as quickly I ruled that out and told myself I would be passing this along to my colleagues at work...just the same as I do whenever I find myself possessing any "contraband"...down to the staff kitchen for all to share! :-)
Another HUGE holiday luncheon tomorrow...you know...one of those long, multi-tabled buffets...? I'll stick with the fresh shrimp, veggies, etc. thank you...!
Another member of SparkPeople had posted about her favorite holiday music so I thought I would share a few more of mine. Some of my favorite holiday music includes Windham Hill's Winter Solstice series and along the same vein Tingstad & Rumbel's holiday albums. All instrumental, acoustic, sometimes folksy sometimes new age-ish. Tingstad & Rumbel are a duet of guitar and oboe...wonderful combination!
Here is one of their songs at YouTube:
One of the most special things about this season is the music!