Saturday, December 11, 2010
I'm a firm believer that people should celebrate small triumphs as well as the big ones, so here goes....
On Thursday, I was at work. And since its Christmas time, there's chocolate galore all over the place. Hershey kisses, reeses cups, small hershey bars, and anything else you can imagine. When I went to work, I said I'm going to limit my self to just three Hershey Kisses. Now, in the past, when I have set boundaries for myself, I always go way overboard. So after I ate my three hershey kisses, I felt good. But then, I saw the reeses cups and the other bite size chocolates. Then the chocolate monster inside of my took over....I wanted those chocolates, I need those chocolates. My solemn vow to myself about eating just three hershey kisses went out the window. I picked about 5 bite size reese cups and started to unwrap. Then all of sudden...I asked myself, "Is this how you want to live the rest of your life? Being a slave to junk food? Eating everything in sight and then feeling guilty about it? NO! Enough with the guilt and feeling sorry for myself! I am a strong woman and I most certainly am stronger than food! I threw those chocolates in the trash without a second thought! When I walked past the mirror later that evening, I caught myself smiling! I look at myself with pride, not shame!
And yesterday, Friday, was my office Christmas party. In a nut shell, its open bar, fried appetizers, and a chocolate fondue bar. Usually I fill up the small plates about 2 or 3 times, comforting myself by saying, "the plates are small so I'm not overeating!" Lies to make myself feel less guilty. But this time...this time was different. I ate only fruit and one cookie, stayed away from the chocolate fondue and had one strawberry daiquiri. I was more concerned with being on the dance floor than worrying about what they had to eat!
Like I said, small victories, but I'm proud nonetheless!