When "failure" becomes opportunity...
Friday, February 12, 2010
Why do we always celebrate with food? And why is it that all the celebratory food is well, less than healthy?
A co-worker and I will be reporting to a new position on Monday. So, we come in today and someone had left us a cake. Now, EVERYONE that works in my current department KNOWS that I am trying to eat healthy and lose some weight, so why on earth would you buy me a cake?!? The worst part is that noone seems to know WHO brought it in. So, I can't even "thank" them! Of course, I had to have a piece since it was for me and my co-worker. IT'S OKAY! I made adjustments to the rest of my day, so I can allow for the "damage". That is what is SO great about SP; my former self would have thought, "Well, you blew it! Might as well pig out the rest of the day!" but my new healthier self says, "It's okay. You can make adjustments and still stay within your allowances." So, I guess that you can OCCASIONALLY have your cake and eat it too!
Thank you SP for helping me to realize that eating one "bad" food is not a failure but rather an opportunity to learn.